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Gadade Commemorations

by MRP
06 Nov 2016 at 16:30hrs | Views
In persuit of the restoration of Mthwakazi kingdom and self determination today more than 8000 Mthwakazi people gathered in Gadade- Ntabazinduna to mark 123 years since their kingdom was lost to the British. In Attendance were Mthwakazi leaders and stakeholders, chief Khayisa Ndiweni, MRP President Mr Mqodisi Moyo, South based Uloyiko theatre group members, Chief Gumede,Stanley Raphael Khumalo, Sibangilizwe Nkomo, among others.

This year's Gadade commemoration was held under a banner, Freedom and self determination. MRP President Mr Mqondisi Moyo took to the stage and spoke strongly on the need to Restore Mthwakazi kingdom and the self determination of her people. President Moyo also took the opportunity to hand over uniforms to Chief Khayisa meant for his security personnel "We felt that there is a need to change the ancient -torn uniforms being used by your security personnel as we feel it is not up to standard with your position", said MRP President.

ULoyiko theatre group's Researcher and script writer who came on MRP's invitation Yanga Mhluzi blasted Robert Mugabe, Emmerson Mnangangwa and Perence Shiri for unleashing genocide on unarmed people of UMthwakazi. ULoyiko theatre group become popular in Mthwakazi and around the globe for the stance they took in awareness on Gukurahundi genocide. Yanga said that they will not stop until the perpetrators of genocide are put to justice.

Chief Khayisa who was the convenor together with UMhlahlo wesizwe sikaMzilikazi was the guest speaker, he said is very angry and has taken a stance and wrote a letter to the Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe asking him to recall the Member of Paliarment for uMguza constituency Mr Obert Mpofu whom he said he was increasingly becoming a liability to his people. Obert Mpofu has failed to represent UMguza constituency he said. According to the chief MP Mpofu has refused many times to act on many grieviences being raised by his cocommunity. The latest being a mining company operating inside a sacred area, mining Gold demolishing graves.

Finally Dr Zwane UMhlahlo Wesizwe Sika Mthwakazi Secretary General thanked UMthwakazi Review for providing transport to Gadade from Bulawayo, Habukuk trust cheaped in with food, while Chief Gumede based in South Africa and Dr Churchill Guduza were also mentioned as some of the people who have contributed towards the success of Gadade Commemoration.

MRP would like to thank all those who extended their hand in transporting and housing our ULoyiko guest.

05 NOVEMBER 2016

Source - MRP