History of African independence shows us that when presidents are not held accountable to a nation’s laws, they soon run out of motivation to defend the nation but start to focus on building and defending personal interests. A lack of constitutionalism in Zimbabwe has led to decades of arbitrary government which has effectively turned theContinue reading “Constitutionalism Mthwakazi’s hope”
Systematically stripped of its identity, dignity and power and pushed further away from its normal self, Mthwakazi has become unrecognisable from the nation that it could be. It gives a great relief to know that not all is lost, we have the tools to reclaim our national pride. We recognise that will not happen byContinue reading “Find a way, not an excuse”
To try and remodel the late Joshua Nkomo and reduce him to a ZANU PF icon and coin his political ideological location as intently anti-Mthwakazi freedom is malicious disinformation that unfortunately saves to afford scoundrels in ZANU PF a peaceable existence they do not deserve. Focusing public ire on Nkomo for Mthwakazi’s problems is politicalContinue reading “Vilification of Joshua Nkomo is a flawed political strategy”
Analysis of its political past helps a nation put its unconscious political actions into words and into context it can be better understood. No patriotic Mthwakazian objects to the scrutiny of Joshua Nkomo’s leadership, but it is the narrative that raises eyebrows. Rather than analyse Nkomo and make judgement of him, we want to understand himContinue reading “Will there be political capital in the Blame Game?”
Until you have insight of features of slavery, you cannot fight it; until you are able to define your freedom in your own words and freely live your life within that definition, you are not free. For Mthwakazi people to set themselves free, they need to have an understanding that within the borders of ZimbabweContinue reading “Learn how Zimbabwean politics and institutions shape poverty in Mthwakazi”
Anyone who professes ignorance of the damaging dysfunction causing lack of political progress in the pro-Mthwakazi politics is dishonest, if not an outright liar. There are many plans on the surface, some are sound, but the absence of and/ or poor planning is costing us progress.
Often, participatory politics advocates within the Mthwakazi political space assume that political apathy is the result of naivety or selfishness or indifference, when in fact it is much more likely the result of systematic and intensive social and political conditioning.
Mthwakazi suffers in Zimbabwe because we have been too cowardly to do what we knew to be right, as we had been too cowardly to avoid doing what we knew to be wrong. We have known that national government in Zimbabwe is synonymous to the subjugation of Matabeleland by Mashonaland; instead of challenging, we haveContinue reading “Mthwakazi must side with Chief Ndiweni”
The type of leadership Mthwakazi needs to move forward would be one that brings people together and not one that sets neighbour upon neighbour, and not one that amplifies and demonises difference within communities while ignoring shared interests. We are different but one people; when the safety of a neighbour is compromised yours is notContinue reading “Building bridges between Mthwakazi parties”
Injustices of the colonial era merger of Matabeleland and Mashonaland continue to stare Mthwakazi (Matabeleland and parts of Midlands) right in the eye. The forced changes of that period undermined internal socioeconomics and weakened local politics.