Category: Zimbabwe

Systemic tribalism and Shona privilege

Home, Tribal Discrimination, Zimbabwe 11 Apr 2019

The problem of Mthwakazi with the independent Zimbabwe lies not on the tribe leading the politics of the country but the politics in the leading tribe. Our problem is the purposeful construction of a systemic structure that grants privileges to ethnic Shona people and withholds same from us. Clearly, our deprivation is neither accidental phenomena nor a moment of madness but a deliberate, enduring and well-planned political construction of the early 1960s that sort to establish a Shona republic whose aim was to manage Mthwakazi.

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Gukurahundi never a moment of madness

Gukurahundi, Home, Human Rights, Tribal Discrimination 26 Feb 2019

We have two major ways in which people are fooled. One is to believe what is not true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true. We have those imbeciles who believe Gukurahundi was a legitimate security act by a government fighting dissidents and then we have fools who believe Gukurahundi was ‘a moment of madness‘.

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Mashonaland, not Matabeleland, must change attitude

Democracy, Home, Politics, Zimbabwe 5 Feb 2019

It is disconcerting and disgusting to hear ‘independent’ political analysts trying to apportion blame to Matabeleland people for the tribal disharmony in Zimbabwe. These groups or individuals seek political relevance through a failed attempt to mask actions of a clearly tribalist and offensive political system created by ZANU tribalists and backed by most in Mashonaland.

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The cost of a rogue state managing chaotic demonstrations

Home, Human Rights, Tribal Discrimination, ZANU PF, Zimbabwe 1 Feb 2019

If we cannot question how on 14 January 2019 a protester against fuel price hikes of 130% returned home with food groceries and other basic commodities, and if we cannot challenge how professional security personnel assigned to restore and maintain order from a demonstration that had gone out of hand ended up raping young school girls, we have reached unprecedented levels of moral decadence.

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Gukurahundi Hearings

Gukurahundi, Home, Human Rights, Mthwakazi Politics 15 Oct 2018

It is a big step for President Emmerson Mnangagwa to declare that his government will not ignore Gukurahundi. Denial has been the only chosen path for ZANU PF. We have witnessed the damaging political effects of denying justice to Mthwakazi citizens, enforcing poverty and dehumanising Matabeleland people while perpetuating ignorance that feeds into Mashonaland delusions of supremacy; coexistence has been impossible.

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Zimbabwean government not taking Matabeleland concerns seriously

Gukurahundi, Home, Mthwakazi Politics, Politics, Revolution 6 Oct 2018

What we are witnessing in Zimbabwe is the maturation and expansion, in real terms, of a polarised political space first construed by ZANU in 1963, put to paper in its 1979 Grand Plan White Paper and effected from 1980. This is a space whose primary ideological concern is the security and safety of ethnic Shona people while increasing the vulnerability of other ethnic groups with the expectation of their eventual annihilation. Read More

Matabeleland uncompromising stance on respect

Home, Human Rights, Mthwakazi Politics, Tribal Discrimination, Zimbabwe 24 Sep 2018

Zimbabwe is poor for lack of morality not resources; progress will happen when we reject lies as our socio-political foundation and when we adopt and allow honest and creative politics and not deception to take root and transform the lives of all. When my ability and not my social background ceases to be a factor in decisions about my rights, the whole world will look and respect us. Read More