Why election boycott is a weak tool

Questioning the credibility of the election institutions in Zimbabwe has become part and parcel of the election process. The electoral process is seriously flawed and no one has shown serious intention to fix the situation which is no wonder some Matabeleland movements are now convinced boycotting elections is our strongest tool.

Matabeleland history, Matabeleland responsibility

There is no question about Matabeleland past, it did happen; our concern is its misrepresentation, the Matabeleland history which is now effectively a version of past events as decided and agreed upon in Harare. We have yet to write our own history because we are not in control of the systems that determine what constitutesContinue reading “Matabeleland history, Matabeleland responsibility”

Matabeleland better grab liberty

Zimbabwean independence has not lived up to the best intentions of the 1960s and ’70s liberation struggle. The ‘independence’ has failed to keep the promise of liberty, freedom and equality for all; Matabeleland, in particular, has suffered the brunt of ZANU PF’s tyrannical regime. Harare continues to actively ignore the rights of non-ethnic Shona nationals;Continue reading “Matabeleland better grab liberty”

Zimbabwean independence, Matabeleland disempowerment

Together, Mashonaland and Matabeleland (Zimbabwe) fought colonialism and the white racist government of Ian Smith to gain liberty; our requirement of liberty was the need to reform our social system that was full of inequality among other injustices. 35 years on, our society is still saturated by discrimination and the exploitation of a minority byContinue reading “Zimbabwean independence, Matabeleland disempowerment”

Promote Matabeleland diversity; promote internal peace

The reports accompanied by a disturbing video and images of renewed xenophobic attacks in parts of Durban in South Africa, the disappearance of over 200 girls and ongoing terror attacks in Nigeria and the many current civil wars within the independent African territory are a disturbing reminder of the continent’s continued failure to create aContinue reading “Promote Matabeleland diversity; promote internal peace”

Innovation essential in Matabeleland socio-politics

The long-term survival of Matabeleland is dependent on our ability to challenge the arrogance within our own politics; the arrogance which has led us into thinking yesteryear politics is enough to set us free. We need to embrace a culture of political innovation for the region to change.