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Max Mkandla warns Matabeleland politicians to stop fighting against each other

by Stephen Jakes
10 Aug 2017 at 07:53hrs | Views
Former National People's Party Matabeleland North Chairperason Max Mkandla has warned the politicians in Matabeleland region to stop fighting over flimsy position issues in the view that this has devided the people in the region.

He said working together as Mthwakazi we can easily become one of the most richly diverse, prosperous and dynamic nations on earth.

"We can conquer anything, including poverty, hunger, diseases, unemployment. We just need to tap into our diversity. Our diversity is a plus not a negative. Diversity is a strength not a weakness. Diversity is a solution not a problem. We have allowed ourselves to be split into tribes and political factions. If you walked into a club of 20 people in Harare and asked them their major problems, they will give you 20 different problems. If you then asked them the political parties they support, you will find that they support may be just 2 political parties," he said.

"But if you walked into a club of 20 people in Bulawayo or my home town of Nkayi and asked them their major problems, they will all tell you one similar problem. If you then asked them the political parties they support, you will find that they support 20 or more political parties. This is just an illustration. We agree on the problem almost 100% of the time but disagree on the solution almost 100% of the time. (Please note that I am just using the illustration of political parties to show the disunity among ourselves and not to call you to support a particular political party)."

He said usually the oppressed are the most united the world over and the oppressors the most divided.

"That is true until ufike kwaMthwakazi. But that can change. With good leaders, the multilingual and multicultural nation of Mthwakazi is unstoppable. The challenges we face today are nothing compared with the unutilised reserves of immense capacity among ourselves. It would not be possible for any person or nation to oppress us if we were acting in unity. Our greatest enemy is not the external enemies who seek to do us harm, but our failure to act in concert. We have weakened ourselves by not harnessing our strength in unity. Ube nje besizwana ngabe akukho sitha esimelana lathi. Asibeni yimbumba kukho konke esikwenzayo. Inkululeko isezandleni zethu," he said.


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