“For the dead and the living, we must bear witness.”― Elie Wiesel. Any attempts to suppress us will fail; intimidation won’t silence us.
To those who rejoice in the suffering of fellow humans peace shall be denied.
We’re unyielding. There is that stubbornness about us that never yields at the will of others. Our courage will always rise at every attempt to intimidate us.
Gukurahundi was and is genocide. Butchered Matabeles of all ages, including unborn babies, lay heaped in scattered mass graves. In that time something else died there in our nation, and was buried in the desert sands. A people’s dream died there.
Pit tribe against tribe, race against race, prejudice against prejudice. Divide and rule is not the Mthwakazi template.
FIGHT FOR OUR FREEDOM
We are unsatisfied with the story of the independent Zimbabwe so far, how things have turned out. We will labour to unfold our own myth. Our dream is not gaining power over any nation but over ourselves; we will never be frightened by the freedom to lead and plan our lives. Let us die our way than live anyone’s way.
“Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.”― United Nations, Universal Declaration of Human Rights
And until Matabeles learn to write, history will always glorify others.
The formidable 19th Century structure is evidence of local ability and creativity
The best way to predict the future is to create it (Abraham Lincoln)