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Blame me on History: The People of Matebeleland their case and proposed solutions to their Predicame

6 years ago | 32226 Views
Dear Alex (In response to his article on the Ndebele people)

I hope I find you well. I had promised to write you and offer solutions to what I see as an indelible mark of oppression of my people, the PEOPLE OF MATEBELELAND. Please note that I shall be using the term `My People´, because in Ndebele it is an affectionate term for Àbantu bakwethu/bakithi´. I must begin by saying the Ndebele people have a strong history of resistance, this explains most probably the reason why to this day they continue to survive despite all this persecution by the Shona people, although their sense of pride has since been reduced.

Before, I offer the solutions, I must hasten to add that from my previous communication with you which you also acknowledge receipt of, I sought to enunciate on the political, economic and developmental subjugation of the Ndebele by the Harare Government. I will then submit to you how this has created an indelible mark on them, socially. And put it through that this is a deliberate policy by the Shona ruling elite to oppress them. I will seek by all means necessary to be as simple as possible by giving contemporary examples to buttress my views.

Having read Frantz Fanon´s two major volumes (The Wretched of the earth and Blackskin, Whitemasks) on the psychology of colonialism I came to the realisation that where Fanon had put `racism´one can substitute by putting either `Shona domination´or `tribalism´. Because the people of Matebeleland have been oppressed for too long, their oppression has caused them to lose their self-esteem.

This is one of the most grave offences ever committed by Mugabe on my people. It shall never be taken lightly though. Punishment will definitely have to be meted. This form of oppression, de-socialises an individual, it de-personalises them too. It makes them whisper about their being Ndebele among their Shona counter-parts. Even, in a beer drinking spree, you will find that the one who makes the most noise in Shona is Ndebele. This is a very serious sign of social death.

Ndebele people as a group are prepared to accommodate any Shona speaker by way of quickly switching to Shona, interestingly, even in situations that donot warrant such a stunt. Yet Shona people donot want to speak Ndebele. In fact, Shona people are quick to say àndisikunzva´. When one complains about this behaviour he is quickly reminded that afterall everyone in Zimbabwe can speak Shona!

This is a true reflection of the negative impact of Shona hegemony. It makes the oppressed feel good when speaking the langugae of the oppressor. This happens to the extent of having him/her (Ndebele speaker) conversing with his fellow Ndebele brothers in Shona, in an attempt to please this `one´ Shona colleague who has just joined them. Imagine it Magaisa. I guess you have seen it, in fact you have even written an article recently about the advent of Mutambara in the MDC politics, particularly the Prof Welshmen faction.

This faction is very happy for having managed to lure Arthur Mutambara, what a big scoop to them. This is what oppression does to the mind. There is a socially constructed insinuation and vagueness that a Ndebele can never be a President, except when he is in an `Acting´ capacity. This is even seen in schools, SRCs at tertiary colleges and Universities. A Ndebele is always second fiddle. Imagine this Magaisa, that you are born into a role which has already been created, and even in class you are taught, that if there is a Shona speaker you shall never be the class-monitor, let alone the prefect. He alone will be both and you will only be his deputy. That´s unfair I say! This is what the Gibson Sibanda faction are going through. To some it is seen as a shrewed political strategy, but the truth is, it´s a political strategy masked in their ineptness, as they strongly believe that they can never be Presidents. Even Professor Welsh Ncube, once confrimed it, that a Ndebele can not be President in Zimbabwe. That was foolish of him but he was echoing the sentiments of the system that made him what he is today. Is that not sad!!!

Lastly, before I go to the solution, I wish to submit again that, my People, The Ndebele people, have seen their oppression through to their death. I challenge anyone of us to visit Masakhane Funeral Parlour in Johannesburg, South Africa, and request to see dead bodies waiting to be repatriated back to Zimbabwe. Or even Beitbridge Border post. Most of them will be destined for Matebeleland, Lupane, Nkayi, Gwanda, Plumtree, Tsholotsho etc. The reason is simple, they were forced into South Africa, by the unemployment situation created by the system which favours Shona people even in Matebeleland. My brother, Ndumiso Wilfred Mathe, was fired from Famona Post Office, from being a mere postman, with his O´Levels. The reason was he could not address his bosses in Shona. That form of victimisation was far too much for him to contain. So he left, for South Africa.

He died in 2001, while working in Johannesburg.

Who is to blame for all this, waMagaisa? Is it Mugabe alone? Or Is it the Shona people too, who are beneficiaries of the system which forces other people into their graves?

Solutions to this problem.

There are many solutions to this problem. I will only confine myself to two. These being:
a) Going the constitutional way, and creating a Federal project for all people to benefit from their resources.
b) Creating a separate state, completely independent from the Harare government.

a) The Federal Project.

I have written a lot about the federal project in my previous writings. Those who have read my articles, will remember, that I stated that a Federal project becomes the best way of social restructution especially in sharing resources. This means that Zimbabwe has to be divided into manageable regions. For example, Matebeleland as a region, to have their own legislature, with regional ministers, an elected governor rather than a selected one and also autonomy in policy formulation and resource distribution and use.

These policies will also have to be clear on the education sector, for example, as a major human resource investment. It has to be clearly stated on how people from other regions will be recruited into our schools, Colleges and Universities. Considering that of late there has been an influx of Shona people or that they were benefiting alone, I would propose a quota system to begin with, but this should be changed with time.

Resource sharing and distribution must be left to the regions to decide. Only a percentage, must be remitted towards the central government. This is because, the central government must retain the defence forces and all other state apparatus.

The federal project will create a sense of belonging among the people of Matebeleland, Manicaland, Masvingo etc. This sense of belonging will be informed by the responsibilities that come along with managing a region as a people, and freedom to determine what policy is good for you or not. An example is the South African situation, the case of KwaZulu-Natal, where I have been living for quite sometime. When President Mbeki, went on his usual raving and ranting on HIV/AIDS, it´s causes and effects. The Province of KwaZulu-Natal, through their regional parliament passed an HIV/AIDS policy, and immediately started distributing AZT and ARV drugs. They left the talking to Mbeki and others who cared to listen, and saved the region. Today, KwaZulu-Natal as a region is promising, considering that it is said to be the region with the highest HIV/AIDS prevalence rate. Therefore, if people are granted a certain modicum of self-determination, they become even more responsible.

This should be done through a new constitution for Zimbabwe. The major benefit of this is that the transition can be smooth without much of tongue wagging and probably minimized conflict. Above all Zimbabwe, remains as a `nation-state.´Still intact.

The problem with this policy is that it might scare most of our Shona colleagues, who have always suspected that Ndebele people will one day break away and who have been in the system for too long and have come to realise the similarities of benefiting and oppression. However, for those who believe that Zimbabwe can still be maintained as a `nation-state, the Federal project becomes the way to go. I wish to conclude on this project by stating that, some people like Sam Siphepha Nkomo, have written about it.

However, they have chosen to beautify it by labelling it, Provincialisation. I don't have a problem with the label. Chika Onyeani in his book: Capitalist Nigger, says it is not the label that matters to you, but how you respond to it.

b) Creation of a separate state.

Basil Davidson in his book: The Blackman´s Burden; Africa and the curse of the Nation-State, (page 14) says

"....a buzz of questions:perhaps best handled, to begin with, by stripping customary verbiage from the rhetoric of nationalism, and taking a look at the spiny contradictions that evidently lie beneath. For if nationalism has been and can be a liberating force, why then has it so often become reverse?"

The call for the creation of a separate state, entails that Zimbabwe is never a `Nation`, it is in fact a `State´. This also implies that within a `State´there may be two or more nations that add to the whole,that which we call a ´Nation-Sate´, Zimbabwe for example.

Ndebele is a nation. It is in fact an ethnic-nationality. The same applies to Shona.

This logically draws us to the view that in Ndebele, since it can best be put in this way; Ìnkunzi sesibaya sinye azihlalisani´, literally fumbled would mean, two bulls cannot live in the same kraal. Therefore Shona and Ndebele would tolerate each other to a certain extent, but they can not fully coexist. An example is that of intermarriages. Even if they exist, they are discouraged from both sides, though under hushed tones or behind closed doors, but they remain not completely accepted.

The crisis of the people of Matebeleland, in a bid to understand the need for a separate state has to be seen in a much larger picture, that is, as an African crisis. I have written on this before. But for the benefit of those who have not seen my previous article, I shall repeat.

What is commonly referred to as an African crisis has its roots from many upsets and conflicts, however, the root of the problem is different from other socially perceived problems.Though the problem being socially, it has more roots in political institutions within which decolonised Africans have sought to live and eke their survival. This primarily is a crisis of institutions. The major institution whose bedrock was the new nationalism in the form of Zimbabwe for example, a creation of the white colonial system. This so called `nationalism´was informed by the deep-seated yearning for liberation. This was seen as a practice of restoration, whereby Africa was being given back to her history, yet the truth has it that this marked a new era of indirect subjection of Africa to the History of Europe. Africa had to live and seek survival with fifity states in her belly. What a mess!!!

Therefore those who call for a separate state have their roots on the fact that, we have been trodding on the wrong route. A route whose creators where some European potantes whose major drive was to benefit from Africa. Hence the creation of various foundations to further their causes. Today an African remains a beggar. He shall beg for donor money and feel good that he is benefiting when it was deliberately meant that he shall write nice project proposal in order to continue subjected to Europe and other hidden powers.

We are therefore in a state of liberation, which has since produced its own denial.

Some colleagues have seen it befitting therefore to call for a separate state, in order to hasten the stoppage of a historical wrong. The arguments for a separate state are sound inasmuch as those for a federal project are. They seek to endow God´s people with the powers to determine every cause of action they shall take. They also argue that, the Population of Matebeleland continues and shall continue in reality to be bigger than the populations of Lesotho and Swaziland combined, yet the two latter are regarded as independent nations.

They also hold that, at least this will be the time they will ever have a Ndebele president since in the present arrangement a Ndebele cannot be President.

The problem with this solution is that, it is not easy for the Shona people who have been in power to let go easily. As a result there will be a violent conflict and bloodshed. It only depends on whether people are prepared for it on either side. However, Ojukwu in his book; Because I am involved, says he has come to the realisation that peace doesn't bring violence, but violence brings peace. Therefore, violence becomes to him the best means upon which the oppressed can step as a parapet to their freedom.

Lastly, I appreciate all efforts aimed at bringing about a lasting solution for my people, the Ndebele.

They have seen so much suffering. Even the gospel that their rewards will be in heaven seems too heavy to believe now. If people want peace, then so be it. I don't mind anything.

But as responsible people our efforts must be in such a way that when time comes for us to pass on the button to the generations to come we do not remain with the label sellouts or traitors. It is for the good of our future and that of our children that we shall embrace the course of action we shall take. So; Blame me on history, I say waMagaisa.

Regards

Brilliant Mhlanga
University of Oslo
Department of Media and Communication
Blindern
Oslo
Norway.
41 Malema
Tags: Ndebele

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Anonymous user 6 years
kuzwisa usizi bethuna
Anonymous user 6 years
Mhlanga!

Why do you think they are your possession - the Ndebele?

Curious!
Anonymous user 6 years
Mhlanga!

The solution is very simple and does not have to have the Ndebele dying. It involves Shona deaths ad if you have not found out how, then you desperately need the help of the Ndebele. They know how they can get a few dead Shona to influence a compete change of thinking among the Shona, on how they should view the Ndebele question. If you do not know yet, then you are not Ndebele.

Convinced.
Anonymous user 6 years
Tsvangirai has achieved in an odd decade more than the Ndebele - with all their anger and thinking abilities - have done since the first death from Fifth Brigade was perpetrated against the Ndebele in Jan 1983; and since they started writing in all kinds of media. He has managed to have the Shona question their own hero and his intentions concerning the Shona who have been uncomfortable with the change in the way their hero has treated them - especially after 1998. The Shona have always been in praise of him when he provided them with opportunities to be rich. Tsvangirai has come in to indicate that their riches are no longer guaranteed. If they can get back on track the Shona will have no quarrel with their benefactor. All Shona fully believe that their benefactor sorted out the Ndebele in the most proper way. They do not believe in the liberation of the Ndebele. To all Shona Ndebele are ukhula - weeds - which rob a plant of nutrients that naturally belong to the plant. Curious thinking is it not? One - a Ndebele will wonder why then another Ndebele, in his right thinking, will look toward a Shona for leadership and liberation? Mhlanga is right yet he misses the point again. There is no need for a federal policy or a separate statehood for the Ndebele when the whole rot generated by the Shona indicates that the entire country is available for the taking. Ndebele have to plan and think larger and get back to ruling ways.

The Ndebele!
Anonymous user 6 years
The issue of zimbabwe is simply based on tribalism. Ofcourse Shona has benefited tremendously under Mugabe Zanu and again will benefit under Swangirai. In Bulawayo all jobs are Shona occupied. Imagine if that was to happen in Harare. i am a Venda but check my province its a Shona who occupy Home affairs, Migration, army, police, business enterprises and many many business enterprises. This is dominance at its wast form. Zimbabwe is not a one tribe run country and I am original Zimbabwean. From Beitbridge to Vic Falls it is only Shona run shows. Gukurawundi was a strategy to empower Shona people nothing else.
Anonymous user 6 years
Thank you for the very honest response
Anonymous user 6 years
What we do today determines and shapes the future of our ofsprings. What we don't destroys the heritage our predecessors left us and our children's future. What are you doing for the future of your children? Who will take care of them when you're tired and week? Pass on the heritage, don't standby and watch. Its never too late. Join Mthwakazi and preserve Ubuntu.

Vue Mavuvu kani
Anonymous user 6 years
VU mavuvu KANI

What we do today determines and shapes the future of our ofsprings. What we don't destroys the heritage our predecessors left us and our children's future. What are you doing for the future of your children? Who will take care of them when you're tired and week? Pass on the heritage, don't standby and watch. Its never too late. Join Mthwakazi and preserve Ubuntu.

Vue Mavuvu kani
Anonymous user 6 years
The popular Ndebele claim that "Shona" people alone have benefited from Mugabe is a lie being perpetrated by some cunning Ndebele "leaders" who have massively benefited from the establishment and are conviniently excluding their kith and kin from enjoying the same fruits.
Anonymous user 6 years
Before I say much regarding this issue, let me hasten to make a few corrections. While the Ndebele are a tribe, a homogenous group or "nation" as Mhlanga prefers to call the Ndebele, the Shona are not. Under the umbrella term Shona, you find the Karanga, Manyika, Korekore, Zezurus etc who are not homogenous. It should also be pointed out that the whole Matabeleland region is not inhabited by Ndebeles only. There are other tribal identities that have been forced to belong to the Ndebele and to speak the Ndebele language and yet they are considered inferior by the real Ndebeles. It is therefore unfair to group the so-called Shona tribes and make them one just as it would also be unfair to group all the tribes in Matabeland as Ndebeles. Shona is a colonial creation. But my major point is that "Shonas", Ndebeles, we are one people, really. There is no one group that is more important or superior than the others, whether Karanga, Ndebele, Kalanga, Vhenda or Tonga. Anyone thinking of dividing this country on tribal basis is taking us backward, perhaps to the stone age era - the dark ages. As different tribes, we need each other and should therefore core-exist as good neighbours. We should stop viewing ourselves as "Shona", Ndebele e.t.c. but as proud Zimbabweans.
Anonymous user 6 years
The Ndebele people have been so marginalized in Zimbabwe that they no longer want to be associated with their country Zimbabwe. When you meet them in South Africa they speak fluent Zulu and you cannot separate them from the indigenous people of South Africa. They call themselves South Africans, why because they have lost dignity in Zimbabwe, secondly, they are free and happy in South Africa, they have jobs and they do not want to go back to Zimbabwe ever again. Some have children in South African universities where they are able to choose the degrees they want to pursue, whereas in Zimbabwe all the Ndebele speaking young men and women from Matabeleland are forced to settle for Bachelor of Arts degrees, because Medicine, B.Com Accounting, Engineering etc, are said to "be full". Even the National University of Science and Technology in Bulawayo is full of Shona speaking people , and there is a widespread rumour in Zimbabwe that "Ndebeles" do not like being educated, which is a blatant lie. The ruling government is on a wild, vindictive, mission to dehumanise the Ndebele speaking people from Matabeleland, and keep them uneducated, subservient and "without confidence", and they have succeeded. As long as the present government prevails in Zim, not a single sane Ndebele speaking person with a good job in RSA will go back home.
Anonymous user 6 years
Firstly, enrolling in a Law, Accounting, Nedicine degree is purely on the grades that you get when you sit for the A levels, Wether you Ndebele or you are Shona if you don't have 13 points from you your A Level results you cannot under any circumstance enroll for the Bachelor of Accounting Degree, so your claims that if you are ndebele you cannot be enrolled is nothing but a mere diversion from facts.
Secondly, i happen to work with a lot of Ndebele speaking people when i was working in Johannesburg as a waiter - i must say the guys have so much hatred in them, i don't blame them, if it was also me who have relatives who were killed by the 5th brigade i would most probably do the same.
But i dug a little further than Gukurahundi and realized that muzilikazi used to come to the Shona people and kill them, take their women, kids and cattle back to Matebelaland. no one wants to mention that. digging history requires not leaving any stone unturned.
Whilst i was working in South Africa, the ndebeles themselves also used to look down upone each.
You can see Ndebeles don't want to be associated with the Kalanga's, it's like the Kalanga's are a inferior tribe which the Ndebeles look down upon.
Even the Shona: we have the guys from Masvingo.. i don't know what's up with those guys but they see themselves as very superior, if you get to a company with a boss from masvingo and you are not from there, chances are you will never get promoted, he will be bringing his brothers from masvingo and put them on all te good position.
And have you ever talked to a non masvingo person who got married in Masvingo, they charge you an arm and an leg.
So this tribalism thing goes much deeper than we all think.
So my suggestion is, We are all Zimbabweans, the only way forward is if we take out Mugabe and make perfect sure that Munangagwa will never smell the Highest post. otherwise if Munangagwa get his hands on that post believe me Zimbabwe will never come back to even it's knees again.
Anonymous user 6 years
YOU ARE STARK RAVING MAD MY BROTHER. HWAT MAKES YOU THINK MATEBELELAND IS A STATE? GO BACK TO YOUR HISTORY AND FIND OUT WHERE ALL THE NDEBELE PEOPLE CAME FROM NAD THEN CONTINUE WITH YOUR ARGUEMENTEOR A FEDERATION OR STATEHOOD FOR MATEBELELAND! GOOD LUCK AND SWEET DREAMS!!!!
Anonymous user 6 years
Uyitshay'ekhanda Dr. Mfoka Mhlanga
Anonymous user 5 years
you started well but missed it on wanting to create a seperate state...........i hope that wont mess up the good education you are getting because thats a messed up idea, with a very little influence from the education you are getting. If this world is fighting for peace whose blood do you intend to sacrifice now...........dont you think there is a win win situation in empowering the people than trying to create a kingdom that sounds like stone age........... Focus Nthathe Life aint easy
Anonymous user 5 years
THANK U FOR TELLING THE TRUTH
Anonymous user 5 years
ishona lishona vele.at this moment we are in another kukuraundi ira.economically and socially and physical coz we ar being forced off our land.
Anonymous user 4 years
Ishona lishona ukuphikisna nomuntu ongazilutho its awaist of tym akekho umdebele ongalaziyo ishona izinja zabantu
Anonymous user 4 years
Zimbabwe belongs to the shona people period. Go back to your history to refresh your memory. The manner in which you guys came to our country was disrespectful and brutal but you do not see us shona people holding grudges. You killed our men, took our livestock and women and sold our country to the white men. How do you expect us to trust you with our country when you sold it before. We need intelligent people to run this country not daft people who sell other people's country for sugar *shakin my head*
Anonymous user 4 years
go back to where you come from, you are not being tied.
Anonymous user 4 years
As a Ndebele woman everything written here is true ,we leaving a lie in Zimbabwe as a nation which wil b great if other African wil once recognise it,we call Zimbabwe our country bt we treated as foreigners like here in southAfrica u can be employeed only if u can speak shona wat about us who grow up in rural areas in Matebeleland were we were never taugth shona language.
Anonymous user 4 years
THE SUBJECT OF TRIBALISM TAKING FROM THE ARGUMENTS IS REAL IN ZIMBABWE AND I THINK THERE IS NEED FOR A LASTING SOLUTION TO IT WHICH I CANNOT PRESCRIBE NOW. WHAT IT MEANS, ZIMBABWE IS SEATING ON A TIME BOMB THAT WILL EXPLODE ONE DAY. THE TAGS SHONA-NDEBELE THAT WE ARE PROUD OF TODAY IN MY VIEW ARE ABSTRACT. FOR EXAMPLE MUGABE IS REFERRED TO AS SHONA BUT A CLOSER INVESTIGATION WILL DISQUALIFY HIM FROM THAT IDENTITY TAG. WHO IS HIS FATHER? WHERE DOES HIS FATHER COME FROM? IF HISTORY IS TRUE THAT RAIDS IN MASHONALAND DURING THE COLONIAL PERIOD INCLUDES BEAUTIFUL WOMEN, THEN WHOSE BLOOD IS THE NDEBELE SONS AND DAUGHTERS? ARE THEY NOT OF MIXED SHONA NDEBELE BLOOD. IF WE WERE TO GO THE BIOLOGICAL WAY WE WOULD SURPRISED THAT THESE TWO TRIBES HAVE A LOT TO SHARE IN TERMS OF THEIR ANCESTORS.
Anonymous user 4 years
Very true. And you people, Shona, what happened in the past is past, if we were to carry arms and revenge the gukurahundi massacres it will only be horror. So I say let us be under a federal system. We simply want peace. Trust me, we the rising young intellectual worriors from Matebele, and trust I am going to hit hard and thats a promise. Peace be my people!!
Anonymous user 4 years
We want independence and we want it now!!!
Anonymous user 3 years
Hi Brilliant. I really like how well structured your discourse is and it is very easy to follow. All I can say is that I strongly disagree with your point of view and state that the creation of a separatist state or even a federalised government in our country is not only impossible from a governance standpoint but also logistically. The Ndebele as a people are not as distinct from the Shona people as they used to be, we have probably millions of millenials and even gen Y'rs who will as easily identify with a mixed Ndebele/Shona heritage. We have more of these than chidren from an unadulterated Ndebele bloodline and the Ndebele speakers you will hear switching as quickly to Shona in their discourse are more likely to belong to this group. Also a study of any historical situation where there is a minority group in an area will show you how over centuries assimilation takes place and this is clearly the situation with the residents of Matabeleland. A diagnosis of the current situation as having arisen from a post independence situation to me sounds somewhat naive and I think that any progress we will make should and will be a collective effort. I am just dissapointed that your paper in no way makes mention of how we can move forward as Zimbabweans and not just as two tribal groups which for all intents and purposes are becoming a genetic and cultural mesh that will soon be indistinguishable. I do like how you have written and presented your argument. Briliiant work!
Anonymous user 2 years
the story is not complete as to who started butchering who and why gukurahundi was implemented.Today the Zulus are burning human beings alive.This is done while Zuma watches.When action is taken to arrest the situation the solution is not always pleasant to the perpetrators and later on some of you will start feeing like victims.Remember Ntubane and how many shonas died at the hands of ndebele noone talks about that so balance your stories for them to make sense.
Anonymous user 2 years
We have had enough as Ndebeles guys and truly one day will be one,where will revenge for all our brothers relatives and friends who were victims of Gukurahundi and honestly it will be the day that all the Shona people will never forget and for this I PROMISE
Anonymous user 2 years
I am of mixed heritage and I hurt to read that instead of ideas to build our country we are debating how you want to separate my family, splitting it into two because of selfish ego. I want to warn both sides of you selfish people. If you want to make war in Zimbabwe then go back to your countries, shona back to Tanzania and ndebele back to south Africa and leave the country with us Ndebele-Shona because this is our mid point.
Anonymous user 2 years
I am of mixed heritage and I hurt to read that instead of ideas to build our country we are debating how you want to separate my family, splitting it into two because of selfish ego. I want to warn both sides of you selfish people. If you want to make war in Zimbabwe then go back to your countries, shona back to Tanzania and ndebele back to south Africa and leave the country with us Ndebele-Shona because this is our mid point.
Anonymous user 2 years
So have you been down there in Oslo busy reading the propagated sh*t fro foreign authors n¥gga? Believe me that crap ain gonna surface till men can afford to reach space using a broom. F**king fault finder.
Anonymous user 2 years
why shona people run away in Zim coz it belong to them they rule bt surprisingly all of them are here in Mzansi to suffer,most of them are blind they are begging in southafrican streets,some of them are refugeed in Methodist church they are suffering why coz they rule Zim.
Anonymous user 2 years
why shona people run away in Zim coz it belong to them they rule bt surprisingly all of them are here in Mzansi to suffer,most of them are blind they are begging in southafrican streets,some of them are refugeed in Methodist church they are suffering why coz they rule Zim.
Anonymous user 2 years
you are so lost mundebele!!!
Anonymous user 1 year
we are just black africans thats all,a little less barbaric than our forefathers but we still have a long way to go.we all came from north Africa going south.the shona were the first to settle insouthern Africa thats all.we are all just bantu period.as for the tribal devisions thats the natural african instinct.no matter how educated we are today,our instinctive black,babaric ways still get the best of us.
Anonymous user 1 year
Ndebeles commuted atrocities against Shona during Mzillikazi and Lobengula's times and they are very proud of that era.They oppress the Kalanga up to this day and proudly say Katanga people's blood was only good for cleaning their assegais yes they killed kalangas for fun.I am Kalanga and I know Kalangas are Shona too.We Kalanga Shown as built DanangombeManyanga,Nharetare and many other towns before the uncivilised Mzilikazi and his group of looters and cattle rustlers came and caused havoc on our land.Its the misguided elements in Zipra that ignited gukurahundi becouse of their hatred for Sjona people.My brother's wife who was at Mzilikazi prima ry school says they were called by Zipra combatants at assembly and told "go home bcos very soon we will start killing amaswina"meaning Zanla cadres.No ndebele want to tell the nation that its Zipra that sparked gukurahundi by the Entumbane massacres.The Ndebeles r proud ignorants full of hate for other human.Our Shona led gvt had to break this unbridled ndebele warrior mentality by equally using cruelty but I regret that our fellow Shona soldiers who grew up away from Bulawayo could distinguish Kalangas from the violent Ndebele .We Kalangas are proud of our Shona ancestry and wonder why ndebeles are so vile.Their stupid historians try to put a wedge btwn us and our fellow Shonas.We the children of Changamire Dombo will one day rename the stupidly called Matabeleland to Rozvi or West Shonaland.In Africa there are only four noted indigenous African civilisations, the Shona civilisation and Egyptian,Ethiopian and Nuns civilisations.There was never a Ndebele, civilisation. You Ndebeles were just barbarians and any idea of bringing back your barbarism upon the Great Zimbabwe Nation again through reviving some state of anarchist called Mthwakazi will never happen on our land.We have regarded you as indigenous ppl although you have been on our land for only 176 yrs.Remember your xenophobic cousins the Zulu don't want to regard as infigenous the Afrikanners who have been in SA for over 300 yes.If you continue with your mthakhathi(Mthwakazi) mentality we wild b left wet no choice and brand you as invaders.The local whites know the meaning of that. We Kalanga ppl have been lying low while ndebeles speak for us.
Anonymous user 1 year
Ndebeles commuted atrocities against Shona during Mzillikazi and Lobengula's times and they are very proud of that era.They oppress the Kalanga up to this day and proudly say Katanga people's blood was only good for cleaning their assegais yes they killed kalangas for fun.I am Kalanga and I know Kalangas are Shona too.We Kalanga Shown as built DanangombeManyanga,Nharetare and many other towns before the uncivilised Mzilikazi and his group of looters and cattle rustlers came and caused havoc on our land.Its the misguided elements in Zipra that ignited gukurahundi becouse of their hatred for Sjona people.My brother's wife who was at Mzilikazi prima ry school says they were called by Zipra combatants at assembly and told "go home bcos very soon we will start killing amaswina"meaning Zanla cadres.No ndebele want to tell the nation that its Zipra that sparked gukurahundi by the Entumbane massacres.The Ndebeles r proud ignorants full of hate for other human.Our Shona led gvt had to break this unbridled ndebele warrior mentality by equally using cruelty but I regret that our fellow Shona soldiers who grew up away from Bulawayo could distinguish Kalangas from the violent Ndebele .We Kalangas are proud of our Shona ancestry and wonder why ndebeles are so vile.Their stupid historians try to put a wedge btwn us and our fellow Shonas.We the children of Changamire Dombo will one day rename the stupidly called Matabeleland to Rozvi or West Shonaland.In Africa there are only four noted indigenous African civilisations, the Shona civilisation and Egyptian,Ethiopian and Nuns civilisations.There was never a Ndebele, civilisation. You Ndebeles were just barbarians and any idea of bringing back your barbarism upon the Great Zimbabwe Nation again through reviving some state of anarchist called Mthwakazi will never happen on our land.We have regarded you as indigenous ppl although you have been on our land for only 176 yrs.Remember your xenophobic cousins the Zulu don't want to regard as infigenous the Afrikanners who have been in SA for over 300 yes.If you continue with your mthakhathi(Mthwakazi) mentality we wild b left wet no choice and brand you as invaders.The local whites know the meaning of that. We Kalanga ppl have been lying low while ndebeles speak for us.
Anonymous user 1 year
sorry wanted to say the Shins,Egyptian, Nuba and Ethiopian civilisations
Anonymous user 1 year
shona,Egyptian Ethiopian and Nuba
Anonymous user 4 months
We will rise one day, i tell you
Anonymous user 1 month
Mugabe committed crimes against humanity by killing the Ndebele people, it must also be noted that the Ndebele were the first to commit mass murders when they arrived from South Africa. They raided, killed and stole from the Shona tribes.
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