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Mthwakazi writes to Mnangagwa

12 Sep 2018 at 08:24hrs | Views
Dear Mnangagwa

Good day Mr President. I would have loved to congratulate you for your presidency unfortunately my conscious will not allow me to do that considering the fact that the harmonized elections that catapulted you to State house was not free fair and credible. At first when you become the president through a coup I didn't see the need to engage you because of the fact that you were an illegitimate president.

Now that you have gone through a legally recognized process of election, I have no choice but to engage and bring to your attention the following issues, despite the fact that the elections were not free, fair and credible. These are important issues in Mthwakazi.

1. Mr President may I bring to your attention the fact that Gukurahundi genocide is still a very serious matter in Matabeleland and the victims still cry for justice. I have heard you and your former boss Robert Gabriel Mugabe downplaying the effects of this genocide that claimed lives of over 30 000 of innocent citizens of Mthwakazi.

Are you aware that many Matabeleland families are broken today because of Gukurahundi genocide? Mr President many of our people are still missing to this today, some are still in curves and families of those deceased victims are still scared of properly reburrying them according to their traditions, norms and values.

Mr President our people want 20 January be declared a holiday in remembrance of the Gukurahundi genocide. In honor of the late and the living victims.

2. Mr President you promised to implement the Devolution of power according to the Constitution please may this be done as soon as possible.

3. Mr President we still demand that you allow the people of Mthwakazi to officially install Prince Bulelani Khumalo as our King according to our culture, Bulawayo can not be the City of Kings and Queens without those Kings and Queens.

4. Mr President can I bring to your attention the fact that there is a lot of tribalism in this country as you are also aware. This country's national cake is only being enjoyed by mostly people from the Shona tribe and a few individuals from other tribes who have either sold their birth rights and are now willing bootlickers or have joined  ZANU PF.

Mr President the current system which is inspired by the evil 1979 Grand Plan. Is segregative since you call yourself and your team the New dispensation why can't you change the system too? Mr President it is very unreasonable to see a situation where over 90% of employees in Mthwakazi are Shona people regardless of whether its the public or private sector, we expect your new dispensation to change this, not only that people from Mashonaland are occupying the land in Mthwakazi  like nobody's business using the same satanic system that only favours them at the expense of locals.

Mr President is it government policy that the natural resources in Matabeleland should only benefit people from Mashonaland? Mr President can you please help us here. Is it government policy to have only  people from Mashonaland working at Beitbridge Border Post?

Mr President we nolonger want our people to go to South Africa illegally. We call upon your administration to correct all these anomalies, unless if it's your policy to have most of our people working in South Africa while illegally staying there.  Mr President can you also please look into the issue of illegally money laundering.

These are our issues of concern Mr President

1. Implementation of devolution of power
2. Representative and fair employment in Matabeleland and the Midlands including tribally representative Police and army personnel. They must be of local origin or at least speak the local languages so as to interact with the locals
3. Fair distribution of national resources  in Matabeleland especially our capital Bulawayo
4. An agreed Marginalisation alleviation program
5. A depoliticisation of our Police force and army.

Thank you in advance as I await the response.

Mbonisi Gumbo is Secretary for Information and Publicity of Mthwakazi Republic Party writing in his personal capacity and can be contacted on Email: or WhatsApp on : 0027 60 334 7380.

Source - Mbonisi Gumbo
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