Read more: Defeat ethnocentrism for a stronger Matabeleland
Deepening insularity poses real and ongoing threat to growth and progress in the political space of a multicultural Matabeleland society; we are witnessing many walls being built and not enough bridges due to growing insularity overtures. Insularity is the foundation of ethnocentrism and intolerance. We define ethnocentrism as the belief that one’s own culture is […]
Read more: Matabeleland: Put brakes on toxic political conspiracies
Conspiracy theorists within the Matabeleland political sphere believe in conspiracy because it is comforting. The truth of the Matabeleland internal politics is that it is frighteningly chaotic; nobody is in real control, not even the Nguni. Contrary to conspiracy theorists’ assertions, the Nguni weld no control over the political shape in Matabeleland. A well-known Kalanga […]
Read more: Political provocation and the myth of Ndebele Kalanga oppression
Virtue signalling and victimhood can never be a credible founding block for change if the Kalanga people want to revive their nation and be at the centre of political decisions impacting their lives. To say Ndebeles and Shonas are suppressing Kalanga culture is a shameful aversion of reality. Some coward within the BaKalanga community is […]
Read more: Mthwakazi hit by toxic ethnocentrism
Being alert to events in and around Mthwakazi politics is important for growth; our present political reality demands that we face up to the fact that an internal rigid tribal dogma is threatening political rejuvenation by diverting attention away from processes meant to enable a Mthwakazi political agenda. This is a disturbing scenario in which […]
Read more: Conspiracy theorists frustrating pro-Mthwakazi
You do not get to build a nation by nurturing, monetising tribal supremacy and deflecting all criticism. The growth and stability of the pro-Mthwakazi movement will be directly proportional to how representative its power structures and leadership are of local communities. Being sensitive to people’s economic, religious, social and cultural needs is essential, as is […]
Read more: The pro-Mthwakazi movement has a duty of care to all – not some – citizens
Citizen doubts over the benefits of an independent Mthwakazi state are legitimate worries seeing what an independent Africa has become. A precedent has been set – in the independent Africa power does not trickle down, it is pumped up. True independence is the preserve for the political elite who extract power from citizens. Far from […]
Read more: Do not surrender pro-Mthwakazi project to pseudo saviours
The greatest risk to the pro-Mthwakazi or Matabeleland agenda is not the ZANU PF political decadence but it lies within the territory; we are our own worst enemy and infighting is the major problem. Curiously, we are replicating the very politics that is the source of our troubles within Zimbabwe. The problem is that we […]
Read more: Mthwakazi must strive to be superior to former self not ZANU PF/ MDC
Doing better today than we did yesterday must be our goal every day. There is not an ounce of nobility in being superior to ZANU PF or the MDC when at the end of the day we would be inferior to our former selves.
Read more: Matabeleland – What Affirmative action isn’t
What we should all get to appreciate is that people are individuals and different, and equality is far from the misplaced claim that all groups of humans are interchangeable; what we must get right is that equality is the moral principle that individuals should not be judged or constrained by their ethnic or racial identity.
Read more: Mthwakazi has to invest on objective policies
There often is no difference between the right thing to do and the hard thing to do. The right thing to do for Mthwakazi right now is to behave maturely to protect our norms and values and the hard thing is to stop ourselves from acting like loose cannons.