The company you keep determines how the world views you. If we keep company of thugs, we will be seen as social misfits. Collaboration of convenience can be costly in real terms if questionable characters are taken aboard; it leaves your credibility and reputation in tatters. Choose alliances wisely or you will be condemned forContinue reading “Mthwakazi mind who you align yourself with”
Our independence was born out of opposition, opposition to the power of the colonial government that oppressed black people’s rights and the desire for equality of citizens. We got territorial independence but lost individual freedoms. Today’s Matabeleland opposition is born out of the desire to resist the aggressive forces overwhelming us, i.e. the resistance toContinue reading “Bad opposition competing with a bad government breeds chaos”
What we are witnessing in Zimbabwe is the maturation and expansion, in real terms, of a polarised political space first construed by ZANU in 1963, put to paper in its 1979 Grand Plan White Paper and effected from 1980. This is a space whose primary ideological concern is the security and safety of ethnic ShonaContinue reading “Zimbabwean government not taking Matabeleland concerns seriously”
The violent post-election clashes witnessed on Wednesday 01/08/2018 in Zimbabwe in which six civilians needlessly lost their lives when the Army opened fire on protesters in Harare do not only show the immaturity of the MDC leadership and insensitivity of ZANU PF but also remind us of the importance of keeping the armed forces inContinue reading “Why the armed forces must not be routinely asked to do police work”
Only scapegoating and not reality will attribute the deepening divisive politics in Zimbabwe to identity politics. Contrary to views espoused by the hugely conservative political organisations in Zimbabwe, identity politics has a positive role to play in our politics; significantly, it is not always a threat to security or a cause of disunity. Rather, itContinue reading “Zimbabwe’s tribal identity politics marginalises Matabeleland”
I have no doubt that academic education adds value to our politics but any suggestion that academic knowledge is superior to other forms of learning is misleading. Academia has no monopoly over the smartest minds. All education is essential for human development and political decisions need more than just academic knowledge.
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 andContinue reading “Mthwakazi: Searching for the appropriate voter”
A progressive political space is one where everyone takes ownership of the political project at hand, and where no one is awaiting solutions, but everyone is creative and acts to turn dreams into reality. It is a space where people actively work to remove obstructions from their systems.
Good leadership is the driver of progress, while coincidence happens, it must not be permitted to dominate strategy in Mthwakazi’s political space. Leadership is everything; it is not just the weapons an army is in possession of, but the quality of the leadership that matters. No matter how large the human support behind the pro-MthwakaziContinue reading “Mthwakazi needs true leadership for growth”
Tsvangirai is yet to let me down; he is consistently clueless and will confidently display it whenever given the chance as was the case at White City Stadium in Bulawayo recently. His concerns of what he perceives to be a peace threatening culture of ethnic extremism are imaginary at best and a lie at worst.