MDC ALLIANCE’S ATTITUDE IN MATABELELAND UNSURPRISING

What is now evident and concerning about the MDC Alliance is its narrowing area of concern; the Alliance’s centre of focus is not people but power. When focus is power and principles secondary, people’s needs become the victim of politics. Continue reading

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STRATEGIC COHERENCE VITAL FOR MATABELELAND

Stepping into a new political realm means a total renunciation of past politics that sold tribal and racial bigotry as credible policies. If we want change, we must reject the use of tribalism as a political strategy. There is no justification in allowing confusion to define our political goals. We must define what we want; identify goals and prioritise our strategies. Continue reading

MATABELELAND TERRITORY NOT A REHEARSAL SITE FOR POLITICAL VIOLENCE

As victims and first-hand witnesses of state violence, we must use our experience to denounce all forms of violence; we must not be seen to be supporting and condoning violence; we must not be seen to be even remotely accommodating an insidious culture of violence that cheapens human life. Continue reading

DISTURBING INSENSITIVITY TO GUKURAHUNDI GENOCIDE

We are experiencing a sudden wave of palpable hostility towards Gukurahundi victims and anyone who dares stands up to injustice. Truth be told, disregard and insensitivity towards the Gukurahundi atrocities by some ethnic Shona people, I stress they are a minority, cannot sustain peace in Zimbabwe. Continue reading

CAN MATABELELAND LEARN ANYTHING FROM PRO-INDEPENDENCE CATALANS?

Zimbabwe is an environment of extreme tribalism, and tribalism makes more noise, normality does not sell. We want to turn the tide and make decency the norm in Mthwakazi’s fight for sovereignty. The outcome of the Catalonia 21-Dec-2017 election gives hope and further confirmation that armed intervention and violence (in general) is not the only intervention available to Mthwakazi. Continue reading