Why Gukurahundi atrocities must be remembered

Great Britain was not responsible for the Gukurahundi genocide, but it did not use its obvious influence in Zimbabwe to stop the brutality. To Matabeleland, memories of the time are essential because that is the best way of keeping the atrocities real in our minds. When the Mugabe regime authorised the use of a speciallyContinue reading “Why Gukurahundi atrocities must be remembered”

Raise the moral bar to better Matabeleland political systems and institutions

Public disenchantment has become a key feature in independent Zimbabwe, particularly in Matabeleland where under the pretext of addressing insecurity in the region, thousands of Ndebele civilians were starved, tortured, raped, abducted and murdered in a state conjured military operation. Following the tribal, hate-fuelled murderous and dehumanising military activities of the 5th Brigade in anContinue reading “Raise the moral bar to better Matabeleland political systems and institutions”

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”

Confronting mainstream media a necessity in fight for Gukurahundi justice

Gukurahundi atrocities mark the darkest moment in Mthwakazi’s history and totally transformed the nation; our perception of our nation was altered. The atrocities shook the foundations of diversity, tore down the very fabric of who we are – a tolerant nation, undermined trust between and within communities, planted suspicion and bred in norms and valuesContinue reading “Confronting mainstream media a necessity in fight for Gukurahundi justice”

Gukurahundi never a moment of madness

We have two main ways in which people are fooled – one is to believe what is not true, the other is to refuse to believe what is true. It is no wonder we have individuals who believe the untruth that says Gukurahundi was a legitimate security measure by a government bent on fighting dissidentsContinue reading “Gukurahundi never a moment of madness”

Gukurahundi Hearings

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 delusionsContinue reading “Gukurahundi Hearings”

Zimbabwean government not taking Matabeleland concerns seriously

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 ShonaContinue reading “Zimbabwean government not taking Matabeleland concerns seriously”

Once and for all, no to tribalism Mthwakazi

As the pro-Mthwakazi agenda enters its new season, we need to redefine how we fight our battles. We must accept now that dictating ‘solutions’ to people has not worked. The reason is most probable that we are ‘solving’ problems that are essentially of politicians’ imagination and not what the public identifies as their problems. WorseContinue reading “Once and for all, no to tribalism Mthwakazi”