We owe it to our fallen heroes and heroines (grandparents, mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, sons, daughters and the unborn babies mercilessly butchered) not to allow the Zimbabwean state dominion over Matabeleland and not to repeat the horrors of the Gukurahundi inhuman acts of undeterred violence. Continue reading
We shall not pretend to be surprised by Linda Tsungie Masarira’s recently expressed political remarks about the alleged ‘cowardice’ of Ndebeles. As Matabeleland nationals, we will steer clear of self-pity and ensure there is no longer any tolerance for such outrageous conduct.
We want to assure those with reservations and apprehensive about the Southern Powerhouse agenda that this is not another ethnically nuanced African political disaster but an honest opportunity to transform Matabeleland into a progressive, modern and politically responsible space. Continue reading
The millions of Zimbabweans who still cannot recognise the palpable tribalism that continues to be the embodiment of Zimbabwe’s political system are by default guilty of standing in the way of true freedom and liberty for all. We cannot continue excusing ZANU PF injustice on Matabeleland and Matabeles; we cannot as a society allow ourselves to consent to surrender some of our legal and political rights in order for the Mugabe government to protect our other rights; such reasoning is nothing but palpable social, legal and political absurdity. Continue reading
Independent Zimbabwe is a farce; it is a political script founded on what is right for Zimbabwean society as if Matabeleland were not part of that society. The tragedy of this ZANU PF governed Zimbabwe has not been its calculated exclusion and butcher of Matabeleland citizens but the deafening silence of Matabeleland leadership and the supposedly good people in the international community. Continue reading
Fighting tribalism in Zimbabwe is everyone’s responsibility not an opportunity for tribal grandstanding. Any attempt at dealing with tribalism that romanticises the behaviour through selective highlights of acts of tribalism and the suppression of anti-tribalism activities just to prove a point, to wrongly reflect certain tribes as inherently lacking in moral intelligence and suggesting some communities were somehow exclusively entangled in discriminatory norms is barbarism not anti-tribalism.
With a high degree of confidence, my verdict on Zimbabwe’s post-independence operational processes is that they have created more suffering, deeper socioeconomic disparities and have claimed more political victims than the Smith regime would ever have dreamt of. The so-called independence is now a pantomime; of sovereign African states, we are certainly in an exclusive group of one country that has successfully engineered the extinction of its own currency. Continue reading