20 Feb 2018 § Leave a comment

We are not the pioneers of the Mthwakazi empowerment agenda; it is a generational effort, all we need to ensure is that we bear our responsibilities seriously and that the agenda is undone not by our generation. Our mandate is to pick up the button from our forebearers; the ambitions for the restoration, reinvigorating and empowerment of Mthwakazi date back to the very second the territory was lost to the white men in the late 19th Century. « Read the rest of this entry »



17 Feb 2018 § Leave a comment

As the Zimbabwean election season approaches, we once again contemplate Mthwakazi’s status, and we focus on the pro-Mthwakazi political environment. What is happening within this space or to be precise, what needs to happen? We seek to inform the campaign strategy of our political groups, particularly those that have expressed their intent to participate in the upcoming elections. « Read the rest of this entry »

Matabeleland needs a proportionally representative electoral system

24 Mar 2017 § Leave a comment

We have raised concerns about the unfairness of Zimbabwean political systems to Mthwakazi and questioned the conduct of election processes in Zimbabwe but there has yet to be an in-depth and sustained debate on the electoral system itself. « Read the rest of this entry »

Provide evidence for choices Mthwakazi

2 Mar 2017 § Leave a comment

We recognise that elections (and the political process in general) have not been relevant to Matabeleland citizens, and people’s votes have not mattered. So, what is the way forward? « Read the rest of this entry »

Sanity required in the Matabeleland vote (non) participation debate

25 Feb 2017 § 1 Comment

An analysis of the 2013 Zimbabwe general elections participation shows that a significant number of Mthwakazi citizens did engage in the process. We cannot dismiss that reality offhand; whatever we propose, needs to start from that base. « Read the rest of this entry »

Should Mthwakazi citizens participate in Zimbabwean elections?

5 Feb 2017 § 2 Comments

Questions continue to be raised on whether Mthwakazi participation in Zimbabwean elections is necessary or whether it changes Mthwakazi’s political experience. It is no surprise that opinions on the matter vary widely within the pro-Mthwakazi agenda. « Read the rest of this entry »

Of what benefit is voting? Matabeleland ponders

31 Jan 2016 § Leave a comment

Voting is not by itself a mark of democracy, it is the counting process that sets apart real democracy and going through the motion. Zimbabwe has not shown an interest in extending democracy to the vote counting process; its democracy only places emphasis on the moment the voter enters the voting booth and nothing else about the electoral process.Elections « Read the rest of this entry »

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