It’s public’s time to move the Mthwakazi cause

Resisting bad laws is public responsibility, and it is the highest form of patriotism. You know it’s the public’s time to serve itself when the system and supporting institutions are habitually acting from a place of deep ignorance; when the gap between public minimum expectations and institutional performance widens, typically with delivery dropping way belowContinue reading “It’s public’s time to move the Mthwakazi cause”

Mthwakazi movement and political accountability

Fear has consumed many in Mthwakazi following the heart wrenching Zimbabwe state-sanctioned Gukurahundi operations in the 1980s. Typically, the Mthwakazi civilian population has displayed long-standing weaknesses in how it engages the political space. We can see the injustices of the system and its institutions yet lack the courage to challenge those policies that fall shortContinue reading “Mthwakazi movement and political accountability”

Lessons for Mthwakazi from postcolonial Africa

Zimbabwean politics, like the rest of postcolonial Africa, is a dehumanising experience for African masses who are victims of the transferred executive powers from the colonial governments to black elites (that is to say, people in important positions in society such as political leadership, business, finance, religion, or the military). There are valuable political lessonsContinue reading “Lessons for Mthwakazi from postcolonial Africa”

Political provocation and the myth of Ndebele Kalanga oppression

Virtue signalling and victimhood can never be a credible founding block for change if the Kalanga people want to revive their nation and be at the centre of political decisions impacting their lives. To say Ndebeles and Shonas are suppressing Kalanga culture is a shameful aversion of reality. Some coward within the BaKalanga community isContinue reading “Political provocation and the myth of Ndebele Kalanga oppression”

Mthwakazi hit by toxic ethnocentrism

Being alert to events in and around Mthwakazi politics is important for growth; our present political reality demands that we face up to the fact that an internal rigid tribal dogma is threatening political rejuvenation by diverting attention away from processes meant to enable a Mthwakazi political agenda. This is a disturbing scenario in whichContinue reading “Mthwakazi hit by toxic ethnocentrism”

Conspiracy theorists frustrating pro-Mthwakazi

You do not get to build a nation by nurturing, monetising tribal supremacy and deflecting all criticism. The growth and stability of the pro-Mthwakazi movement will be directly proportional to how representative its power structures and leadership are of local communities. Being sensitive to people’s economic, religious, social and cultural needs is essential, as isContinue reading “Conspiracy theorists frustrating pro-Mthwakazi”

The pro-Mthwakazi movement has a duty of care to all – not some – citizens

Citizen doubts over the benefits of an independent Mthwakazi state are legitimate worries seeing what an independent Africa has become. A precedent has been set – in the independent Africa power does not trickle down, it is pumped up. True independence is the preserve for the political elite who extract power from citizens. Far fromContinue reading “The pro-Mthwakazi movement has a duty of care to all – not some – citizens”

Do not surrender pro-Mthwakazi project to pseudo saviours

The greatest risk to the pro-Mthwakazi or Matabeleland agenda is not the ZANU PF political decadence but it lies within the territory; we are our own worst enemy and infighting is the major problem. Curiously, we are replicating the very politics that is the source of our troubles within Zimbabwe. The problem is that weContinue reading “Do not surrender pro-Mthwakazi project to pseudo saviours”

No place for tribalism in pro-Mthwakazi reforms

Reforming pro-Mthwakazi politics is citizen responsibility. We need to be honest about what we need, take appropriate risks to achieve it than avoid the truth in fear of rocking the boat. The pro-Mthwakazi movement’s political tone has faced allegations of tribalism. As responsible citizens we will not bend; we will call for accountability; we willContinue reading “No place for tribalism in pro-Mthwakazi reforms”

Advancing the politics of Mthwakazi

Dysfunctional politics is a threat to the development and growth of the pro-Mthwakazi political agenda. We have a mountain to climb if we are to take effective control of our political space; there is evident dysfunction, toxicity and persistent internecine feuds within the Mthwakazi political scene. The internal political atmosphere is tense, tribal allegiance isContinue reading “Advancing the politics of Mthwakazi”