CONFRONTING SHONA PRIVILEGE ISN’T TRIBALISM

Institutional tribalism and Shona privilege is invisible to ethnic Shona people to whom privilege is granted yet very visible to demographic groups who suffer its consequences. Being Shona means being born with access to power and resources; the assumption is that you are the heir and all other demographic groups must settle for secondary roles. Continue reading

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CALLING FOR THE MATURATION OF THE MTHWAKAZI POLITICAL SPACE

Unprincipled political ideals punctuated by tantrum-driven, hate-filled policies are the bedrock for failure; they will not free us but risk killing the Mthwakazi dream before its maturation. Attempting to run a Mthwakazi exclusive club under the veil of a rights and freedom movement is political perversion and not progressive. Our freedom and liberty must never be perceived as (and is not) directly proportional to the lack of the same by any other group of people. Continue reading

DIVISIVE POLITICS SHALL NEVER BE THE ANCHOR TO HOLD MTHWAKAZI

For the integrity of our political system we must preserve the autonomy of the law. Experience has taught us that when the law falls silent under the armpits of politics, and where politics effectuates its solutions at the expense of the rule of law, the first casualty is human rights. The protection of human rights must be the core of the politics we do because human rights are the very soul of the Mthwakazi nationhood. We have the responsibility to challenge unfair socio-political systems that inadvertently or deliberately create a political and moral crisis within society. Continue reading

Eddie Cross’ Ndebele/ Khalanga tribalism clanger

Liars anchoring the political life cycle of Zimbabwe have managed to convince themselves that Matabeleland is a threat to national unity and have treated it as one. This deception is nothing but a chunk of deliberate lies reduced and meticulously put into practice. The whole Zimbabwean system is a political sham frequently patched and propped up by a woven set of partial truths, if not plain lies to avoid it collapsing on itself. Continue reading

POLITICAL BIGOTRY AND NOT ETHNIC DIVERSITY THE PROBLEM

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. Continue reading

Let pro-Matabeleland be about that, nothing less

The pro-Matabeleland agenda platforms must only accommodate an objective pro-Matabeleland debate and have nothing to do with those that stand against it. No sane business takes its advertising space and goes on to fill it up with what its competitors think about its products. Continue reading