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Mthwakazi celebrates the life of the late Chief Maduna in Joburg

by Mthwakazi
21 Feb 2021 at 20:48hrs | Views
13 February 2021 saw the fall of one of the true heroes of Mthwakazi nation, Chief Vezi Maduna who was laid to rest at his home on the 17th of February 2021.

Today, scores of Mthwakazi people converged at a Cathedral in Hillbrow to celebrate the life of the Great man. A  man who gave his all to deliver Zimbabwe from colonialism. Chief Maduna joined politics at a young age. He was incarcerated quite a number of times by the Smith regime for his participation in the struggle for independence.

At the event that was organised by the Khumalo Royal family, Chief Maduna was hailed by the speakers as a man who had good leadership skills whom all who want to be leaders should look up to. In his speech, King Bulelani Lobhengula Khumalo expressed the Royal Family's deepest condolences to the Mafu Family and Mthwakazi at large. He said Chief Maduna was not only the family head of the Mafus but for the whole of Mthwakazi. King Bulelani pleaded with the youths of Mthwakazi to emulate Chief Maduna whom he termed as having died at 'a tender' age because of his youthful determination in all Mthwakazi national duties.

King Bulelani challenged the world governing bodies to look into the cases of Mthwakazi human rights violations in the hands of the Zimbabwe government. He said the wounds of human rights violations of Mthwakazi people by the government of Zimbabwe were still bleeding and they must never be treated as bygones. He further pleaded with all Mthwakazi people in their diversity to unite and fight for their self-determination as per the United Nations Declaration. In closing, he called on all Mthwakazi chief to be as bold as Chief Maduna was on all cases surrounding the well being their subjects. He said chiefs should serve their subjects' interests not theirs.

Mthwakazi organisations represented were MLF, MRP as well as Operation Free Mtwakazi, a pressure group based in Johannesburg. Mthwakazi isicathamiya group, Inkanyezi zeZulu entertained the mourners.

With no gunshots fired in honour of his contribution to the betterment Mthwakazi people's lives and the preservation of Mthwakazi cultures and languages from his youthful days until his last day on planet earth, as MLF, we honour Chief Maduna with the Mthwakazi heroes status. Like other heroes that the nation has lost, at Mthwakazi independence, Chief Maduna shall be fully honoured with the national heroes status.  

We are thankful to his family for refusing to have him buried in Harare where it has revealed that the Zanu witches cast bad spells on all Mthwakazi heroes that are buried there so that they neglect the sufferings of their people in the hands of the Shona regime. In that regard, we call upon all Mthwakazi families to choose between giving up their loved ones to be bewitched and see their kith and kin continuing in suffering and abject poverty or bury their loved ones at their homes or within Mthwakazi and have their spirits continue in their (families) guidances.

Vuka Mthwakazi Vuka!!

Source - Mthwakazi
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