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Thabitha Khumalo stoking tribal fires in Bulawayo

29 Jul 2019 at 08:07hrs | Views
Thabitha Khumalo statement on Saturday that Matabeles must first change the constitution of the country and the Urban Councils Act if they want to fight Shona hegemony in Bulawayo is drunk talk.

This smacks of a person whose body and head are totally covered in a blanket of ignorance, an MP who is out of touch with revolutionary political events happening in Matabeleland particularly in Bulawayo.

As far as this revolution is concerned the constitution of Zimbabwe is declared null and void in Matabeleland. In the prosecution of Matabeleland struggle, we are not going to observe the constitution of the oppressor which is clearly one of his pivotal tools which he uses to suppress our efforts. We shall bulldoze. That piece of paper called the Zimbabwe constitution may look precious to Thabitha but to us it is just like toilet paper, not binding and meaningless.

We cannot be held to ransom because of Ndebele- Shona inter marriages that
have been happening since time immemorial. Matabeles have freedom to have sexual relationships with any foreigners, shonas included. However, such sexual relationships must not be used and abused by any foreigner, shonas included, to dominate and oppress Matabeles.

Thabitha Khumalo' s long inter- marriage lectures are not acceptable in Matabeleland because we know that bush better than her. We advise that she gives those lectures to Shona people who clearly do not have an idea how marriages work. It seems they do not marry Matabeles for love but for the purpose of politically dominating and abusing them.

Thabitha Khumalo and Welshmen should be seen challenging the MDC Alliance tribal tendency that has become it's culture that the Presidency and all other high positions in the party are a reserve for people of Shona origin, challenge the MDC tribal tendency which has become its culture in the city of Harare and all other cities in Mashonaland that all councillors and mayors should be Shona.

By the way, please tell the world why Thokozani Khupe who was an elected Vice President of MDC T left Mashonaland in a huff last year when Shona youth wanted to burn her inside a thatched hut. Did they not tell her point blank that a Ndebele from Matabeleland cannot be the president of MDC? Why must we allow Shonas to lead us in Matabeleland and our cities whereas we are  not allowed leadership positions in Mashonaland let alone in the country?

This shows that Thabitha Khumalo and Welshman Ncube have become political careerists who stand for the Shona supremacist system in Matabeleland and not the people of Matabeleland. They are now a big threat to the survival of Matabele nation.

The battle lines have been drawn. It is only a fool who cannot see that. People of Matabeleland have been pushed too far and cannot take it anymore. Enough is enough!

Who knows what will happen when those angry young men that were carrying knobkerries and axes are given machine guns? It will be foolish to think that they are interested in listening to misplaced marriage lectures by Thabitha or anyone else. It will be equally foolish to think that they are joking or playing games.

 Last but not least we warn Matabeles against pinning their hopes on Zanupf to solve disputes between them and MDC Alliance or any other Shona political project. Its like an impala calling a lion to save it when it is being attacked by a hyena. The lion will see easy food.

In the land of Matabele, MDC Alliance and Zanupf are unwanted political predators  that must be removed as soon as yesterday. The restoration of Matabeleland statehood is the solution here. It is only Matabeles that will solve their own problems in Matabeleland not Zanupf, not MDC A.

This offensive political posturing by Thabitha Khumalo and Welshman Ncube to publicly promote and protect Shona supremacism at all costs in Matabeleland is evidence enough that MDC Alliance and Zanupf are joined at the hip like siamese twins. They share the same agenda in Matabeleland, this is, to invade, tribally dominate, discriminate and finally destroy Matabele nation.

Thabitha Khumalo and Welshman Ncube should be warned that the bubbles that they see on the water surface mean that there is serious agitation under water. Do not underestimate the anger of the people of Matabeleland.

We say Shonalisation of Matabeleland ends here, enough is enough! We will free ourselves through whatever means possible. If it means taking up Aks to shoot our way to independence, we shall do that without hesitation.

With our AKs and necklaces we shall liberate ourselves!

Izenzo kungemazwi!

Israel Dube
MLO Secretary for Information and Public Affairs

Source - Israel Dube
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