We must appreciate, as did our forebearers, that Mthwakazi equality lies in the very fact that we are all different and that our similarity revolves in the fact that we understand we will never be the same. What unites Mthwakazi is not uniformity but the reality that all races, tribes, ethnicity and all cultures areContinue reading “Federalism and Mthwakazi”
Gukurahundi illustrates the consequences of unchecked power, prejudice, tribalism and stereotypes; for Matabeleland, it calls out for political reforms and points at the need for confronting political indifference and inaction. Matabeleland has to concede that silence as a negotiation tool has not only failed to chip away at the overbearing authority of Harare but hasContinue reading “Political reform Matabeleland’s only hope”
My starting point is to proudly reiterate the fact that Mthwakazi is a diverse socio-cultural space. For that reason we must not aspire to political systems that seek to build a singular national identity; the only progressive political system and one we should all aspire to will be one that recognises, accepts, respects, celebrates diversityContinue reading “The Matabeleland I aspire to”
The politics of Matabeleland needs to shift from a position that sees us continually making apologies for Harare’s impact in Matabeleland to one seeking solutions to problems for which Harare is central. Our aim should be the preservation of our dignity now and for generations to come; that calls for a disciplined stance on mattersContinue reading “Mthwakazi politics should be built on principles”
Identity remains a critical issue in human social existence; without a sense of identity, the sense of living is lost. The unitary Zimbabwe state does not appreciate difference; it continues to actively pursue an enforced melting pot ideal while suppressing all consideration of the ‘salad bowl’ multicultural concept. No human being should feel pressured toContinue reading “Let’s keep the Mthwakazi identity”
Without goals we are at risk of fumbling about, fighting endless internal battles and not being able to objectively measure progress or failure on the ground. Matabeleland needs to set herself very clear goals for only goals will give the revolution a clearer direction.
Zimbabwean politics is set out to disable Matabeleland; it compromises every socioeconomic and political indicator in the region. However, disabling as the Zimbabwean politics maybe, the way Matabeleland is dealing with it is even more damaging. Matabeleland needs to act!
While the biggest threat to Matabeleland nationalists is internal conflict and public apathy, the biggest responsibility for nationalists is a deliberate, persistent and pointed engagement with the public. That the Matabeleland public appears apathetic to programmes driven by nationalist organisations is no evidence of lack of interest, it is a challenge to internal processes ofContinue reading “Change of attitude essential for Matabeleland nationalism”
I wonder if the online political activity has been replicated on the mountains and valleys of Matabeleland. Things have been moving rather quickly on the cyber world and excitingly so for a change. I remember a few days ago drafting this blog and convincing myself that one of the newer and perhaps younger political organisations inContinue reading “Matabeleland a hive of political activity”
Some Zimbabweans say there is no more room for another political party; I say there is enough room to accommodate any number of political parties. People argue that having many political parties has a vote splitting effect that presents victory to ZANU PF. Zimbabweans feel the MDC-T stands a better chance of defeating ZANU PFContinue reading “The myth of political space saturation in Zimbabwe”