Zimbabwean system must treat citizens equal

No sane person should wake up and be happy with the present state of things in Zimbabwe. We cannot accept the country as it is and lay claim to sanity. Each day we should wake up with a feeling of revulsion because of the injustice of things. First, victims and beneficiaries must reject tribalism and … Continue reading Zimbabwean system must treat citizens equal

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Inaction Matabeleland’s deathbed

The greatest gift Matabeleland handed to the anchors (ZANU PF and the MDC) of systematic tribalism in Zimbabwe is inaction; now we have the MDC flagrantly ignoring local interests and imposing outsiders who are clearly naïve to local culture, norms, values and languages to take up executive roles in Matabeleland’s capital city, Bulawayo. A stop … Continue reading Inaction Matabeleland’s deathbed

Mthwakazi politics: going back from a wrong turn is progress

Our politics cannot base itself on the law of the jungle, and the unilateral and indiscriminate abuse of citizens based on tribe is the law of the jungle. There are men and women of principle across the sociopolitical divide, but we are yet to see a party of principle. At present we are witnesses to … Continue reading Mthwakazi politics: going back from a wrong turn is progress

Zimbabwe needs urgent reform of its corrupt political system

Huge and serious differences remain between Matabeleland and Mashonaland’s perceptions of independence; there is a wide gap between what Mthwakazi believes independence entitles her and what the State – dominated by Mashonaland - is prepared to deliver. We had hoped to see workable and realistic proposals from the mainstream political parties, but that hope is … Continue reading Zimbabwe needs urgent reform of its corrupt political system

Mthwakazi on representative and direct democracy

Secrecy ought not be the foundation of our standard political system; a culture of secrecy is a weapon for conspiracy and saves as an invaluable shield for politicians and the elite from public scrutiny; secrecy stands in direct conflict with our democratic aspirations that demand openness. We respect and acknowledge the need for data protection … Continue reading Mthwakazi on representative and direct democracy

Take time to understand those who you want to lead

As argued in the previous article, there is a worrisome dislocation of the Mthwakazi movement from its main constituency, Matabeleland. For a successful transformation of Mthwakazi, organisations will need to transform themselves. We need to actively unmask the conditions leading to that disconnect, and that would require taking time to understand the population we want … Continue reading Take time to understand those who you want to lead

Mthwakazi policies must come from Mthwakazi residents

All our systems and institutions must be designed on the back of Mthwakazi traditions, culture and needs. The right politics for us is one that allows us the freedom to be ourselves; our healthcare system, judiciary, education, the economical design and our political system must no longer be dictated to by the results of Mashonaland … Continue reading Mthwakazi policies must come from Mthwakazi residents

Is having many small political parties helping the Mthwakazi cause?

Political capacity is not a one and done deal, it is a variable process not pegged in one position. It is therefore, not a surprise that Matabeleland’s political landscape is presently showing greater signs of shifting, and if we are to endure, we must be proactive; our political interventions must reflect our understanding of the … Continue reading Is having many small political parties helping the Mthwakazi cause?

Unity of purpose important for Mthwakazi politics

Success is neither an accident nor a secret; it is a product of careful planning, hard work, networking, perseverance, and an honest introspection that raises serious consideration of lessons from failure – yours and others’. A complete political culture change is required for Mthwakazi to progress; Mthwakazi groups need to come together and make success … Continue reading Unity of purpose important for Mthwakazi politics

Tsvangirai’s attempts to ‘destroy’ ethnic identification is political futility

The Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC Alliance is nowhere near a solution for Mthwakazi’s political problems; it is another organised deceit, a repugnant, filthy and grossly hypocritical institution whose only focus is replacing ZANU PF in government; the alliance is nothing but a continuation of a dictatorial political regime that exclusively protects the majority ethnic Shona population … Continue reading Tsvangirai’s attempts to ‘destroy’ ethnic identification is political futility