Real political growth will only be realised when there develops, within the Mthwakazi space, a good understanding of the extent of our ignorance. The greatest risk to equality in the region is the illusion that it already exists, and that sincere ignorance puts chances of political progress in jeopardy. Matabeleland has suffered badly under the … Continue reading We are diverse, but how equal are we in Matabeleland?
Zimbabwean independence has not lived up to the best intentions of the '60s and '70s liberation struggle. The 'independence' has struggled to keep to the promise of liberty and equality for all; Matabeleland has suffered the brunt of ZANU PF's tyranny. Harare continues to actively ignore the rights of non-ethnic Shona nationals; everything Mthwakazi has … Continue reading Matabeleland better grab liberty
We are acutely aware of Zimbabwe’s elaborate political system of manipulation, intimidation and disempowerment. Zimbabwe’s independence has set free dictators but enslaved the people. It is a system that handsomely rewards conformists but shows little tolerance for independent thinkers. If Zimbabweans are to turn the system on its head, they need to be clear on … Continue reading Zimbabwe not ready to breakaway from dictatorship
Political control is imperative for Matabeleland but it alone will not solve the main Matabeleland problem of a general lack of good education. Good education is essential, we need to look at the way our young people are taught; it must not only be about educating people to acquire qualifications to get jobs; the objective … Continue reading In pursuit of a good education for Matabeleland
Poverty is a multidimensional phenomenon extending beyond financial income to education among other socioeconomic and political factors. The earlier Matabeleland engages with the reality of our academic performance problem, the better. We need to acknowledge that we have a problem of academic attainment, involvement and motivation among young people in the region. Zimbabwean systems are … Continue reading How do we save education in Matabeleland?
The state of Champongo Primary School in Lusulu area in Binga is distressing but surprising it is not. Matabeleland has known for years now of the deteriorating infrastructure and dwindling school attendances coupled with equally deteriorating academic performances. It is a scenario that we can no longer wish away. The Matabeleland of our time is … Continue reading Matabeleland’s ‘collapsing education infrastructure’
Mthwakazi’s future lies beyond the mere schooling of masses; it lies in the education of the Mthwakazi masses. While Zimbabwe’s education system has been good enough to empower some individual Mthwakazians, it has been equally effective in disempowering the Mthwakazi society. Mthwakazi’s acquired ignorance and not Zimbabwe’s monopoly on military resources is now the latter’s strength … Continue reading Mthwakazi’s future must be waged and won in the public school