Matabeleland better grab liberty

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 been consigned to the periphery of Zimbabwe’s socio-political space. Continue reading

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Zimbabwe not ready to breakaway from dictatorship

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. Continue reading

In pursuit of a good education for Matabeleland

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 must be good education, whatever that is. Continue reading

How do we save education in 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.

Poorly resourced schools are now the norm in many Matabeleland villages

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Matabeleland’s ‘collapsing education infrastructure’

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. Continue reading

Mthwakazi’s future must be waged and won in the public school

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 in maintaining its grip on the former. Continue reading