If Mthwakazi public surrender their political responsibilities and stop occupying their legitimate position, then it will be occupied by a coalition of interest groups who will only protect their self-interests. Certainly if citizens do not exercise the powers conferred by their legitimacy, others will do so and the repercussions will be too ghastly to bear.
No organisation holds all the keys to solutions to all of the challenges Mthwakazi faces as a direct result of modern-day Zimbabwe politics. The highest form of political maturity therefore, would be achieved when the sons and daughters of Mthwakazi put aside party interests for national interests to collectively fight parliamentary institutions that are persistentlyContinue reading “Blanket boycott of politics in Zimbabwe not the answer”
One of the greatest tragedies of Mthwakazi in the last 4 decades has been the steady erosion of our own sense of self while accepting the version of us that is expected by Mashonaland. We have become strangers in our own space. Over a century ago Mzilikazi and his subjects moved north from South Africa;Continue reading “Zimbabwean identity doesn’t make us less Mthwakazi”
Self-doubt is the prisoner of dreams; the pro-Mthwakazi political vision is stuttering because those bereft of creativity and those captive to doubt dominate the socio-political space. We have local citizens who, out of their own fears and limitations, are quick to ridicule and pour scorn on every pro-Mthwakazi idea.
Silence betrays, Mthwakazi can no longer be silent about the socio-political brutality of the Zimbabwean regime. A change must come. The detractors who claim a political change is beyond us, only mean we cannot do it with them.
We can see our forests vanishing, our culture trampled upon, our political influence disappearing, our human confidence dissipating, our water and electricity supplies dwindling, our soil being swept away by floods and winds into the rivers, and the end of our coal and our gold reserves is in sight.
Emotions cannot be allowed dominance over ideas; thoughts need come first or our politics and political parties are heading to a tragic crash; we cannot be slaves to emotions and be objective, and we cannot rely upon emotions to sustain a life time political undertaking.
As the relevance of protest has grown in Mthwakazi while PF ZAPU’s functional political influence has faded and MDC’s policy credibility and relevance to Mthwakazi has been questioned in recent years, citizen movements have become more important to Mthwakazi’s political landscape.
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”
How Mthwakazi has been dealing with the problems of being subservient to the Zimbabwean system and institutions is the major problem. Problems do not cease because we choose to ignore their presence, but by people facing up to them, standing up together and taking responsible action to find solutions.