Tsvangirai ‘tape’ rocks MDC-T

THE MDC-T is investigating reports that one of its senior Bulawayo province members allegedly said the party and its leader, Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, will fare badly in Matabeleland in the next elections, as people from outside the region were being imposed as candidates.

Report by Nqobile Bhebhe

In a recording obtained last week, a person — believed to be Luveve-Cowdray Park MP Reggie Moyo — predicts that Tsvangirai will face resistance in the region, while parliamentary and council candidates will win.

Information at hand indicates that the recording was obtained secretly, in what appears to be a sting operation, as campaigning in the party got dirty ahead of the weekend confirmation process.

In the recording, Moyo appears to be chastising Tsvangirai and the party’s national executive council for imposing candidates that had reportedly been disqualified by provincial structures.

The recording, insiders said, was handed over to MDC-T security officials during the party’s recent policy conference.

“The issue is about the brand. At the end of the day, there is no way where Tsvangirai can risk a situation where there is a Mujuru in Bulawayo when (MDC leader) Welshman (Ncube) is lurking around,” Moyo is heard saying amid laughter. “They will finish him.”

Kidwell Mujuru, who the recording is apparently referring to, is an MDC-T member who had expressed interest in contesting the Luveve-Cowdray Park constituency. But he lost his bid on Sunday when Moyo was confirmed as the candidate. Contacted for comment on Sunday, Moyo distanced himself from the recording.

“I do not know what you are talking about,” he said. “Ask Mandla Sibanda (MDC-T Bulawayo provincial spokesperson).” Sibanda said he had not heard the original recording. “Unfortunately, I have not heard the original recording,” he said. “Once we get it, definitely we will act on it. We do not allow such behaviour in the party.”

Tsvangirai’s spokesman Luke Tamborinyoka could neither deny nor confirm that the Premier had received a copy of the recording.

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57 Comments

  1. this is common when elections are looming on the horizon but I do not read much itno this one,its one of those sting operations which will is bound to fail as the previous ones, Morgan is More!

    1. yes Morgan is MOREgay

      1. even if he is gay he still gets my vote

    2. Nx nx nx.
      Those who wish to go for villageman Ncube can go ahead but truly they have lost the initial plot of why MDC was formed in the first place. We since gave them the go-ahead/
      But eventually they shall be forced in a run-off to choose a Shona candidate.
      Whilst MT lost ground in Mat south, thank God, God gave us Manicaland and Masvingo.

    3. In matebeleland/byo something surely went wrong. How can s nkomo win

  2. this is common when elections are looming on the horizon but I do not read much itno this one,its one of those sting operations which is bound to fail as the previous ones, Morgan is More!

  3. Kidwell u lost in Luveve shamwari try next time

  4. Wht was the intetion of the person who recorded The Mp?

    1. @Be wise- if this were true, why was the MP this careless?

  5. Most of the stuff he allegedly said is the truth, Morgan Tsvangirai his fate is DOOMED in Matabeleland, same with Zanu PF. It’s time for a change in that region, we need people who will represent us whole heartedly not chancers.

    1. notwithstanding his surname Kidwell is a pure Matebele let us revisit King Mzilikazi’s philosophy when creating the Ndebele State. Who do we define as Ndebele? Certainly not by one’s surname. We should not be blind tribalists. Many of those who have Ndebele surnames are not who they think they are. Born and bred in Luveve is a good qualification Kids

  6. Mashaya nyaya manje

  7. Matambo Silvester

    Rubbish always

  8. lots of these mps dont have the people at heart. if they were they should try hard not to divide mdc like what ncube did, they are to fight the common enemy zanu, before tackling their diffirences. at present our enemy is zanu not our brothers.

  9. Mdc t will romp 2 victory under free & fair elections. Zanu pf will b history.

    1. These are elections Asylum-do not put all your eggs in one busket. There gona be some suicides this time

  10. MDC yakadhakwa. Pamberi ne ZANU PF!

  11. shuwa shuwa morgan is more pasi ne zanu pf

  12. I thought thre is democracy in and freedom of speech in the MDC. This is a person’s assessment of the primaries and what the MDC T should take seriously is the issue of imposing candidates if they did and also strategize how to lure the electorate in Matebeleland. Makuita kunge ZANU PF seiko yekuti munhu kashoropodza Mugabe motodiscipliner. Wongorora chikonzero chaita musoro uteme. Zim politicians always immature

  13. Uri Shoelace zveshuwa. Uchagara nekufa uri shoelace..nxaa

  14. At least Reggie Moyo sees it now in Matebeleland there is no surname like Mgabe Mjuru Tsvangirayi Bitis.Thina sazi oNcube oMathonisi oNyathi……….
    VIVA GREEN ANTITSHONA POLLUTION VIVA!!!!!!!!!

    1. nxa ungafuni amashona go back to zululand

    2. Zimbabwean is for Zimbabweans this game of tribalism is like cancer let us stop it, some will never rule zim if they keep on churning tribalism, in chitungwiza mdct have got a ndebele mp and other shona areas. Why then ndebeles cry foul if a shona was born in bulawayo he have got the right to contest as a citizen of zimbabwe. Forsure zanypf was right to stop decentralisation, some pple are using it as weapon to try to divide the peace loving nation, to those who composed that vidio should be expelled from the party. Let him join ncube if he wishes. We supporters are after Tsvangirai otherwise most of mps will be screaned after real change.

  15. Phunyukabemphethe

    Mthwakazi Churches a Conduit for Shona Grand Plan Implementation

    Written by Ndzimu Emmanuel

    Sunday, 08 July 2012 11:23

    Dear friends, I do hope you had a wonderful Sabbath and Sunday service this weekend. I had a good one too, though I cannot say I am still proud of the Church in Matebeleland. I want to direct this little conversation to the Church leadership in Matebeleland. I have no doubt that each society is to be judged by the deeds of its elites, or that which they approve to be done. This explains why I direct this opinion piece to Church leaders.

    I am sure most of us are aware of the document called the Zanu Grand Plan. That document has its origins in 1979, and a review was written in 2005 I believe. The document envisages Zimbabgwe as a purely Shona country, with Shona as the only language. That document was even the basis of Gukurahundi.

    Naturally, Shona political elites dispute that they are the ones who authored the document, though interestingly, everything we see happening in this country is exactly according to the script of that document. For example, the document says Shona shall be the national language; Shonas shall be preferred in allocation of jobs, especially in the public service, land shall preferably be given to the Shona, priority in giving out of loans shall be given to the Shona, etc. We see all this happening today. Interestingly Dr Dumiso Dabengwa recently pointed out that the document is a Zanu pf creation. I shall not go into the details of the document than refer the reader to the link here
    http://www.genocidewatch.org/ images/Zimbabwe or http://www.strategypage.com/../20021030.aspx
    What I want to point out is that Church leaders in Matebeleland, especially in the Pentecostal movement, have become complicit in this evil agenda of Shona political elites. Sunday in Sunday out one witnesses hundreds of churches where Shona is now the de facto official language. From songs to announcements to sermons, Shona is now cast as an ‘official language’. It is uncommon to always find out that out of say seven songs sang in the service, five are Shona, perhaps one English, with only one Ndebele, and rarely ever in Kalanga, Sotho, Venda, Tonga, etc. What really is it that has happened to our leaders?

    Yes, I know the Bible calls us to love. But isn’t the same Bible calling us to justice, to free the oppressed? Wasn’t it our Lord Jesus’s mission to free the oppressed and captive? I know some will say language isn’t important. Really? If the Shonalization of my region disadvantages the learning of my children, is that just? If Shona public officers fail to effectively serve my people due to the language barrier, is that just? If my people are denied jobs and the jobs are allocated to Shonas, is that just? In any case, is disrespecting my language, identity and culture just and fair? Wasn’t it the Apostle Paul who declared that with God there is no favouritism, there is neither Jew nor Gentile, Greek no Schist? Wasn’t it John the Revelator who stated that at the end of human history he saw people of all languages, cultures and identities gathered before the throne of God? What makes you think my language should be there too?

    If the Church leaders of Matebeleland are collaborating with the evil agenda of political elites, which I call ‘Shonalization’ or ‘Gukurahundism’, what makes them think we like fellowship in their churches? I may not agree with the doctrinal positions of the Roman Catholic Church, but surely they always stand for justice, fairness and equality, and I support that. Let me also applaud Brethren in Christ, Assemblies of God, London Missionary Society, Methodist, and the Zion, Apostolic and other so-called mainline Churches for siding with the people of Matebeleland in their struggle for justice, fairness and equality. Major pentecostal churches like Pentecostal Assemblies of Zimbabwe (PAOZ), Family of God (FOG), Zimbabwe Assemblies of God Africa (ZAOGA), Apostolic Faith Mission (AFM) and others have lost the plot.

    Their gospel is now that of giving and receiving, prosperity, healing, bling bling, etc. Rarely if ever will one ever hear a sermon on justice and equality. Yes, I know I am touching raw nerves here, but let’s face it, in a liberal and democratic society that we all want to build there are no taboo topics. All topics have to be discussed for the sake of peace, unity, justice and fairness. Suppressing difficult topics will only lead to ferment and fusion of tempers which will only explode on us at some future point with destruction of atomic proportions. Let us not forget that Rwanda was regarded as almost 100% Christian, and yet that did not stop the murder of about 800,000 people in 100 days!
    It pains my heart to see that Church leaders in Matebeleland allow Shona to take over our region as the official language of their churches. Is this by design or by mistake? Or is it sheer cowardice on their part? Should we be terrorized by Shona speaking police officers on our roads; Shona public officers at our government offices and borders; Shona teachers incapacitating the learning of our children in the schools; etc, only to go through the same in our Sabbath and Sunday services in Church? Isn’t the church supposed to be the most just and fair of all places in the world?

    Matebeleland Church leaders I am ashamed of you. I ask you, which side are you standing on? The side of the oppressed or the oppressor? Yes, I know ministry can’t be led by tribal affiliation. But why do you allow the more prevalent use of Shona in our churches while in Mashonaland the same can’t be allowed? Or are you saying Shonas are so important they need to be accommodated and taken care of, but our people are less important so they can always sit in Shona speaking churches and be ministered to in Shona? Why, why, why? Am I being emotional about these issues? Yes! We cannot fail to be emotional when our rights and freedoms are daily trampled upon and the Church becomes complicit in an evil and genocidal agenda. No wonder why churches like PAOZ, FOG, ZAOGA, AFM, etc are filling their ranks with Shonas, for it seems they are there to carter for Shonas.

    It surely wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that these churches have become outposts of Shona imperialism and tyranny just like our universities, police stations and government offices. What makes these churches think that people of Matebeleland love to come and praise God in a language associated with the pains of Gukurahundi? Isn’t this the same language that was used to bayonet our pregnant women who were accused of giving birth to dissidents? Isn’t this the same language that people were forced to sing in whilst dancing on the shallow graves of their loved ones? Isn’t this the same language that saved people from the guns of the 5th Brigade? Why now should we be asked to use the same language more than our own in our Sabbath and Sunday services? Or does God only understand Shona in Zimbabgwe? Yes, these are painful questions, but we need to ask them.

    Am I being tribalistic? I know this is what some will say. But who is a tribalist he who fights for their rights and freedoms and one who is oppressing the freedoms and rights of others? Who is a tribalist I, a Kalanga, fighting to have my language used in education, the media and government, the Church, and the one suppressing that? The tribalists are those who suppress the languages, culture and identity of others. And Matebeleland church leaders, you have become complicit in the agenda of tribalism, a.k.a. Gukurahundism or Shonalization. And that is shameful. Not only so, it is sinful!
    Mube mandiwha wali papa. Ee, lebeswa mowonditi bugalimoyo gwangu agute guli hhele, kakale mowoti anditomulemekedza, koga lebeswa atingaletje lileba. Ndomusiyila matama awa enlebesambeli Amos anoti:

    “I can’t stand your religious meetings. I’m fed up with your conferences and conventions. I want nothing to do with your religion projects, your pretentious slogans and goals. I’m sick of your fund-raising schemes, your public relations and image making. I’ve had all I can take of your noisy ego-music. When was the last time you sang to me? Do you know what I want? I want justice – oceans of it. I want fairness – rivers of it. That’s what I want. That’s all I want” (Amos 5: 21-24, Message).
    Ndaboka imi n’Kalanga, nzekulu waba Lozwi ne ba Peri. Ndili nkololo wa Ndzangelana, ali nkololo wa Joko, ali nkololo wa Tibapi, ali nkololo wa Tadubana, ali nkololo wa Makulukusa, Tjibelu wo ludzi gwaba Whumbe BaLilima. Ndaa.

    Ndzimu-unami Emmanuel.
    Contact: ndzimuunami@gmail.com

    1. kalanga is shona so why are u crying.chikaranga chishona saka unochemei

  16. Phunyukabemphethe

    1979-SHONA GUKURAHUNDI SATANIC VERSES – PLEASE PASS TO MOST TRUSTED PERSON

    (PROGRESS REVIEW ON THE 1979 GRAND PLAN)

    Gift

    Never before has history given us the majority Shona People, such a precious present than it has done with Robert Gabriel Mugabe. R.G is simply a perfect embodiment of all our cultural norms and values, our aspirations and expectations, our wants, desires and interests. In his whole life, R.G. has not failed to demonstrate that incredible consciousness of who we are as a people.

    The most vivid imagination of what an ideal Shona should look like in appearance as well as how he should behave or present himself to the public, finds an exact match in R.G. His presence among us as a leader with and an abundant and compelling inspiration towards the establishment of Shona Nationhood deserves to be honoured and celebrated as a memorable great occasion in the life histories of all the generations of our people.

    Acknowledgement

    We do not, as a matter of obligation, fail to appreciate and acknowledge the wonderful achievements, the great valour and the spirit of stubborn resistance against formidable adversaries of all those other great Shona men and women who led our people before. However, without prejudicing fair comparison, it is inarguable though, that R.G. stands out distinctly as a cut above the rest among both the dead and the living Shona leaders.

    Consistency

    Countless incidents in R.G.’s decorated and exuberant political career testify to the conviction most of us have that the man is a visionary of rare gifts. He is an astoundingly brilliant intellectual as well as being an accomplished academic. Having distinguished himself as the most consistent revolutionary in the fight against colonialism he has gone further to achieve the emancipation of the majority Shona people and consolidated their supremacy. And signs are that he has hot reached the pinnacle of his political life yet.

    Few would argue that R.G. is endowed with a mesmerising eloquence in speech, which together with his subtle charisma captivates and electrifies audiences whenever he stands to speak. Little wonder that he outclassed and turned his political peers into pitiable political dwarfs many of who have fallen victim to consumptive jealous and betrayal. Several of them rubbished themselves to the political dustbin, and personalities like Edgar Tekere and Edson Zvobgo are not exceptions.

    Envy

    R.G. is an unquestionable source of envy to many, not only amongst ourselves but his foes too, who grudgingly admire him as they learn painfully to accept at his hands. Tony Blair is a classic case in point. Blair’s clumsy arm twisting political tactics geared to tame this solid and firebrand revolutionary giant, left his fingers thoroughly scalded. Mr Blair must be ruefully licking his wounds at No 10 Downing Street, having learnt his lesson well, that plagiarising Bush’s approach to Saddam would attack serious and perilous consequences to him.

    Imperialists

    Western leaders are so shamelessly spoilt and conceited to the extent that they throw all caution to the wind when it comes to dealing with Third World political issues. Their naivety often manifests itself whenever there is lack of agreement on key issues especially those that adversely affect the poor nations such as the land issue in Zimbabwe. They refuse to realise that there is a new breed of leadership who will not ask how high when ordered to jump but will certainly ask WHY. African leaders in particular are regarded by the West as filthy hypocrites who are radicals by day but beggars by night, as well as lacking personal opinion and relevant political sophistication. The tendency is to destroy those who defy imperialist dictatorship. R.G. has resolutely said no to imperialism and this way he must be treated like Saddam Hussein, according o Western opinion.

    Black Jesus

    Some people have a small problem in understanding why Mugabe is to the Shona people, what Jesus is to the Christians or what Kim il Sung and his Juche idea is to the North Koreans. This status was awarded to R.G. by his people in recognition of political astuteness acquired over many years of experience in the fight against colonialism.

    It is an uncommon achievement to earn the love and respect of one’s enemies. R.G. did just that with the descendants of Mzilikazi / Lobengula – a people with a contemptible history of violence. This did not just happen – it took many years of careful political manoeuvring and scheming. An application of similar tactics to the descendants of Cecil John Rhodes is beginning to yield similar political dividends.

    Illusions

    For many years both the Ndebeles and Europeans were living were living under a shameful illusion that the crimes of their forefathers had been forgiven and forgotten. This was not to be as R.G. the illustrations son of the Shona people ensured tat the two groups pay dearly for the evil deeds their ancestors. Is it possible that such heinous crimes as those committed by these people against the Shona can just be swept under the carpet because it is political epedient to do so?

    Legacy

    It costs a daring mind to carve rich legacy for the good of the general public, especially one that restores the dignity of the people at the same time assuring them of eternal dominance over settlers. R.G’s legacy brewed in an African pot is unparalleled by any on the continent. Nelson Mandela covertly tried to outshine R.G. by elbowing him off the world political limelight. No sooner had Nelson Mandela started this, did he realise the folly of such an attempt. It dawned on him that he was making an error and that he was too new on the regional political plane.

    The twenty-seven years Mandela spent crushing stones in jail did not automatically confer upon him the sort of leadership skills acquired by R.G. in a protracted and arduous struggle for Zimbabwean independence. In fact, jail stunted the growth of Mandela’s legal mind – a sad happening indeed. However, his attempt to compensate for the deprivations of that ugly experience by posturing a false image ‘towering African statesman’ created by his imperialist jailers, collapsed no sooner than had started.

    Betrayal

    Mandela betrayed and deserted the Black majority in South Africa at the most crucial hour. Speculation is rife that he is severely petrified of whites so much that making land demands, for instance, would in his view, muddy the waters and blemishes his South Africa. At the present moment, the African continent needs genuinely high calibre leadership that will serve the people’s interest. Mandela simply chickened out and retreated in haste unremorsefully. Praises continue to be piled on hi because he did not touch the foundation of white wealth.

    Priviledges

    Future Shona generations will forever enjoy the opportunities and priviledges that will at all times flow from the heroic deeds of R.G. We feel strongly encouraged to stand resolutely behind him and will not cease to see an angel where our detractors / enslavers see a devil and we will continue to see a liberator where they see a murderer.

    Differences

    Such are our differences that must be resolved not in superficial manner but in practical terms within such a real concrete political context as ours. The redefinition of our relationship with the settlers, black or white, is long overdue! We therefore salute the launch of the third phase of our struggle (THIRD CHIMURENGA) and invite the reader of this article to join us in celebrating the manner in which this fight is being conducted and its guaranteed success in smashing the white economic infrastructure such as farms which facilitated the exploitation of our people.

    Dominance

    All the struggles that took place in this country since the 1830′s were about dominance. Lessons from these struggles confirm the view that a human social group is either dominant or subordinate when it comes to issues of political power, especially in Africa.

    Mzilikazi

    Mzilikazi fled from Zululand because there was no political space for him to be dominant. He therefore needed to look elsewhere for land where he could exercise power authority and dominance. But because there was no land not belonging to anyone, he targeted military weaker societies and found one in the Shona people whom he viciously subdued and forcibly settled in their land, imposing his authority on them.

    Now, comrades, come to think of it – a settler is a settler – PERIOD! What peaceful coexistence can there be to talk about between the majority indigenous Shona and the occupying force of those of Ndebele extraction? A black settler is unwelcome as a white settler in our country.

    Ndebele Crimes

    Mzilikazi’s men, in particular under the command of his terrorist successor Lobengula wrecked havoc in our country. They raped and kidnapped Shona women, looted grain and stole our cattle. Anyone who disputes that this was conquest needs medical examination. For some sixty long years, the Shona people were brutalised, insulted and abused by the Ndebeles. Their wealth was ravenously plundered and economic life left to bleed to death in the most cruel manner. The Ndebele subjected the Shona people to the worst forms of barbarism and tyranny. They imported violence to Zimbabwe and it is a well-known fact that violence was a virtue in Zululand and perhaps continues to be to this day. No one doubts the assertion that violence flows in Ndebele blood.

    Lazy

    Periodic and incessant waves of cruel raids by Ndebele warriors harvested cattle, women and grain from the Shona to enrich the bogus Ndebele King. The inherently lazy and unintelligent Ndebele anarchist savages preferred to loot and plunder than to learn the skills of the more culturally advanced Shona people who excelled in building as epitomised by the Great Zimbabwe as well as in crop farming and the arts such as stone carving and mbira music.

    Complexes

    Subjecting the Shona people to a reign of terror created both an inferiority and Persecution complex in them. For instance, the Shona people began to shun the use of their clan names in preference for the totem system such as Dube, Sibanda, Nyoni etc. This was a straight forward case of political subjugation of the Shona people.

    White Settlers

    The carnage viciously unleashed on our people by the Ndebeles was interrupted by the coming of white settlers who were motivated by the same desire – to dominate. Cecil John Rhodes’ men were more advanced in systems of plunder and exploitation than the Ndebeles. The whites dubbed both the Shona and the Ndebeles as African savages of the bush needing to be rushed from the darkness of ignorance.

    The white settlers swiftly annexed our country as a colony of Britain. The Shona and Ndebele were, in the view of settlers, identical natives belonging to the same race totally disregarding the oppressor / oppressed relationship between the Shona and the Ndebele that existed before colonialism. However, this did not alter or erase the crimes committed against our people before before by the Ndebeles.

    Land

    The whites too were in search of land. Back home (UK) they were known minnows, mostly sons of serfs who were used to expand the horizons of the British Empire by carving colonies in all corners of the world. Some of them were convicts let off on a new lease of life to prove their usefulness to the Crown. In-so-far as we are concerned the whites removed us from the clutches of Ndebele colonialism onto the rapacious claws of European Imperialism – a case of jumping from the pan onto the fire.

    Our gallant forefathers put up countless spirited fights against the new settlers but were subdued by the military superior invading barbaric force which iced its successes / conquest with the hanging of our great spirit medium, Mbuya Nehanda and others.

    Crimes of the White Man

    The conquest of our people by the white men was itself a criminal act. Having conquered our people they immediately went into an unbridle frenzy of raping Shona women producing a mixed breed chronically suffers from incurable and severely traumatic identity crisis.
    The white invader too started to steal Shona cattle and wildlife – sending trophies to the King, enslaving Shona men on the stolen land (horse pegged farms) and on mines. The slavery was soothed by a crude dosage of religious opium administered by their forunner imperialist chief-scout, Robert Moffat – a man of cloth.

    The rest of the details of this carnage may e obtained from history texts as well s from the sad oral tests of our people.

    Freedom

    An attempt to throw off the colonial yoke in the first half of the twentieth century did not succeed until the entry onto the Zimbabwean political scene in 1963 of a Shona led political party. In this year Zanu was born and excitedly welcomed by those ethnically conscious Shona people who threw their weight unreservedly behind its leadership. This birth signified the beginning of serious business to wrestle our heritage from the white man.

    Zanu’s motto was ‘A fight for Shona Majority Rule’, making an instant impact politically by going into an armed struggle, a move later mimicked by the Ndebele led Zapu which comprised of mainly semiliterate hero-worshippers of Joshua Nkomo. Nkomo’s lieutenants followed him blindly until he committed political suicide in December 22, 1987.

    The only few educated people in Zapu were Shonas like Ariston Chambati and Daniel Madzimbamuto whose true ethnic allegiance ceased to be questionable in 1980.

    Partnership

    The Majority Shona people had realised that our partnership, with depressed Ndebele savages, to oust the white settler regime from dominance was an extremely complicated affair. This was particularly true in this instance because prior to the birth of Zanu the struggle had been led by Joshua Nkomo, a Ndebele assimilant of very vague, dubious and untraceable ethnic / tribal origins.
    Nkomo parroted a motto similar to Zanu’s, that of Majority Rule but would not commit himself to ‘Shona Majority Rule’, preferring to distort in into ‘Black Majority Rule’. Such a distortion flew into the face of the real aggrieved person because Nkomo arrogantly and deliberately missed the point. Black majority could only be Black Shona Majority Rule. Anyone who stubbornly refuted this rendered themselves an enemy of the Shona people and Nkomo became one.

    Nevertheless in the interest of the struggle we in Zanu appreciated the fact that Nkomo had no option but to offer himself for use to achieve Majority Shona Rule. Hence every positive effort he made was on behalf of us the majority Shona. Now and then he needed to be whipped into line because of his conformist tendencies as in the cases of numerous agreements he struck with Ian Smith under the cover of darkness thereby putting the liberation process in severe stress and jeopardy.

    Objective

    Zanu sought to regain lost Shona dignity, looted cattle, stolen land and everything else that accrued to the colonialists as a result of their thuggery by the successive Ndebele and European dominant generations. It makes economic sense to charge interest on money borrowed to someone. Therefore, the development / civilisation which the whites brag about that they brought to Zimbabwe is part of the profit which is due to us and we inherit all that violently or not, without a guilty
    conscience.

    White wealth

    The riches of the white men in Zimbabwe were and still are accumulated through monopoly, exploitation, theft, plunder, murder, rape, corruption, treachery, hypocrisy and lies. Is it possible to correct or reverse such inhuman acts without resorting to similar tactics? Truly, violence begets violence, and for every action there is a reaction.

    Scavengers

    It is known fact, that ever since its conception, Zanu had a double prolonged struggle to wage, that is, on the one hand against the Ndebeles and on the other against whites. When the Ndebeles and whites fought one another in the 1890′s and then in the 1970′s, they were like vultures fighting over a carcass of dead prey. One vulture cannot claim ownership of the dead animal on the grounds that it landed there first. It remains a vulture by name and a scavenger by habit.

    Sithole

    The Ndebele’s had no legal claim whatsoever upon Zimbabwean sovereignty just like
    Their earlier cousins (followers of Soshagane) later led by Ndabaningi Sithole, that hob goblin who tried to hijack the struggle. Sithole was foiled and summarily ejected from the party – an act he regretted till his grave. The simple question is why would these two black groupings fight for what did not legitimately belong to them. Participating in the struggle only meant that they were offering themselves for use by the Majority Shonas.

    Correction

    Zanu’s correction of Sithole’s errors left the Shangaans a thoroughly confused group despite the modification of their identity to drift closer to Shona under the guise of a language called Ndau, generally accepted among the ignorant as a dialect of Shona. The truth remains – they are foreigners, unwilling to advance our cause as they huddle around and cling childishly to the ‘Ndonga’.
    Sustenance of illegal regime

    For seventeen years of bitter Zanu struggle (2nd Chimurenga) to repossess lost Shona pride and stolen land, the whites put up a very stiff but doomed resistance. They were aided and abetted by their British and American kith and kin that today will never forgive R.G. for taking on our behalf what belongs to us. During the struggle, Ian Smith received modern war equipment from the G8 such as Gazelle helicopters, UZI’s etc, but Zanu received expired medicines through the UN. There was no doubt in our minds that the point made by such assistance to Smith in violation of UN sanctions was that blood is thicker than water.

    Strategy

    Now, in struggle comrades, you must have strategies and develop your own tactics suitable for the environment in which that struggles is being executed. Chairman Mao Ze Dong wrote quite extensively on strategy and tactics. The material is easily accessible to those willing to read and learn. Designing good strategies is not a simple matter- it requires acutely intelligent minds spiced with an unwavering commitment to success. Zanu was found wanting in this regard.

    Men and women made of the correct political material and with characters made of sterner tempered with resilience, honestly, dignity and awesomely high levels of political acumen, began to distinguish themselves on the ground. We remember Chitepo and Takawira, at this level with great fondness.

    Reigns

    When R.G. took over the reins of power in Zanu tremors of fears in the hearts of whites were heard throughout the country. R.G. Immediately proved to be good quality leadership material through the country. R.G. immediately proved to be good quality leadership material through the manner in which he meticulously and incisively executed the revolutionary fight for the restoration of our hallowed independence and Shona democracy. Revolution means a violent overthrow of the status quo. R.G. did precisely that. As we all know the fight is far from being over.

    Flag independence

    As long as the white community remained economically dominant beyond Independence Day of April 18, 1980, then the battle is certainly not over yet. Flag independence remains meaningful until the transfer of wealth into the hands of its rightful owners. No one understands this position in Zanu better than the amazingly resilient and conscientious strategist R.G.

    Impediment

    Because of the Lancaster House Constitutional trappings, R.G. put the issue of white economic dominance in a political freezer, which he safely locked with the word ‘Reconciliation’. This earned him bountless praises such as ‘ The most brilliant politician’ by his former tormentors who could not believe their ears when the policy of reconciliation was announced. R.G. knew how to leave sleeping dogs to lie. He opted to decisively deal firstly with the Ndebeles once and for all.

    Zapu and Zipra

    At independence Zapu posed the most difficult challenge to Zanu over the leadership of the country. The threat was not so much in terms of grassroots support as it was in terms of military firepower which Zapu built over many years with Russian and Cuban support while Zanla sweated it our desire to conclusively deal with issue of Ndebeles and their ugly past and the need to pacify Zapu was never greater than in 1980.

    Shona Gukurahundi 5th Brigade

    R.G. instantly realised that it would be futile to draw open battle lines with ‘vaDumbuguru’, preferring to quietly do his homework. He brought into the country super military training experts from North Korea. Within eight months, a revered, feared and uncompromising crack force, known as Gukurahundi, had been trained. This is the force (5th Brigade), which was to strike terror in the hearts of Ndebeles. On one hand, R.G. consistently dangled the juicy carrot of Government of National Unity and the integration of forces into the National Army. Mugabe always knew that Nkomo was desperate for power and so he let him have a little of it. The integration of the three armies would help to scatter Zipra and wide.

    Dissidents

    On other hand, R.G. created a small rebel force compromising mainly of recruits from Zipra and called them dissidents who were complimented by selected highly trained Zanla forces who would direct operations. The group was put on pay role and then deployed in the Midlands and Matabeleland.

    Soon the self styled dissidents were joined by other genuinely aggrieved Zipras who could not stand the heat generated exclusively for them in the National Army. However, the army deserters and a few notorious Zipras who hated R.G. with a passion, never had a clue that the dissident element was not a Zapu initiative. While Zapu denied sponsoring dissidents, leading to a loss of faith and confidence in their leadership by Zipras, the genuine dissident remained confused and uncoordinated finally resorting to aimless nomadic movement within the region. It is during wondering that they got ambushed, killed and displayed at Police Camps until they began to decompose.

    The Government – sponsored dissidents straight away went into orgy of band activity such as destroying development project equipment, raping women, demanding food, killing a few ‘Ndebele sell-outs’ especially those in the Zapu party structures. They cleverly avoided direct contact with the National Army units except a few small skirmishes meant to deflect suspicion.

    Pretext

    A perfect pretext had been created. The 5th Brigade was then swiftly deployed in the three provinces to ‘deal with the dissidents’ under the command of that agile and indestructible Perence Shiri. The real targets were Ndebele civilians and Zipra man whose fathers had committed crimes against the Shona People. The strategy worked well, in no time Zapu’s political structures were smashed.

    Liquidation

    Within five years, 25 000 Ndebeles were exterminated in ways that instilled fear in the survivors, family life was dislocated as members scattered in different directions. The rate of kill was just unbelievable and inspite of rumblings by the minority Zapu in parliament, the exercise carried on undisturbed culminating in the ‘Head of the Snake’ villain fleeing the country to take refuge in a European country where his stay was bankrolled by the same multinationals he had earlier proclaimed to be fighting.

    Achievements

    The real achievements of such a strategy was much greater than what the numbers of those slaughtered reflect. There is probably roughly 2 million Ndebeles still alive today and therefore the first achievement of the 5th Brigade was redefining Ndebele and Shona relationships is so far as to who matters in this country. The Ndebeles now fully know who wields what political clout in this sets the stage for the discussion of other achievements of the 5th Brigade. The achievements include:

    Heritage

    The military offensive in Matabeleland opened new windows of opportunity for the Shonas to reassert themselves in the country as the dominant and numerically superior group in order to repossess our lost glory and heritage, expressed in material, cultural, social and spiritual terms.

    Language

    The Shona language has regained its dominant position in our society. It has become the lingua franca of Zimbabwe in the public sector particularly in government departments such as the army, police, hospitals, schools, immigration, customs, throughout the country. One can now authoritatively demand service in the Shona language, even conduct telephonic conversation anywhere in Matabeleland without any need to apologise for the use of Shona or without the burden of having to speak Ndebele. National Z.T.V. is completely Shona and does very well to promote and develop our language. This is as it should be since Zimbabwe is a Shona Nation.

    We should not give room to the languages of the invading grouped because our intention is to culturally fracture and dislocate them.

    Let us be reminded that language dominance automatically creates many opportunities such as employment, which occurs accordingly to the language spread. Shona speakers are now everywhere, in every corner of the country not as vegetable vendors but as holders of influential positions. This occurrence is not accidental and the doubting Thomases better get this point straight because it cost careful planning.

    Ndebele children now realise that ignorance of Shona is a serious handicap and have, therefore, slowly but surely grown to accept the inevitable relegation of their own language to an insignificant and parasitical second class means of communication restricted to their homes or play in the streets.
    Ndebele can only play a translational role in Zimbabwe and nothing else beyond this – check the Zimbabwe passport, newspaper etc.

    As Shonas, we can now freely traverse the length and breadth of the country armed only with our language for communication. The same cannot be said of Ndebele. We must take note that even when a shona person makes an effort to utter just a single ‘ngca’ or ‘ka’ for ‘qa’, the Ndebele stupidly get amused or fascinated like we used to when the white men attempted to speak Shona, for instance, if the white men in church spoke broken Shona, like ‘imwari yedu’ you could not miss the excitement and appreciation on the faces of the black congregation who believed in the superiority of the English Language.

    The sell-out tea boy, Morgan Tsvangirai, rides on this crest of the success of our policy to elevate Shona to undisputed one National official language. We gather that when he roves around denouncing the President, in his party’s stronghold of Matabeleland he addresses his rallies in Shona.

    He better be advised that this filthy opportunism as he exploits R.G’s deeds at the same time trying to destroy him politically. In any case he is politically a product of Zanu turned prodigal son. The ZCTU, which short him to prominence, was established by Zanu turned prodigal son. The ZCTU which short him to prominence was established by Zanu in the interest of the oppressed workers and Tea-boy better put his act together. Ziva kwawakabva!! Or else hemlock is ready for you Mr Chameleon.

    Jobs

    Roughly 95% of Government jobs in Matabeleland and almost 100% in the rest of the country are held by Shonas. We cited the relevant department earlier and added positions that matter as well as low-grade jobs are invariably in Shona hands. Exceedingly heartening is the fact that the private sector went ahead without waiting for directives to implement the policy successfully. This includes factories, banks, construction companies etc.

    Training in tertiary institutions too has played a very significant role, as it is critical that in manpower development due attention is paid to giving skills to the Majority indigenous Shona who will be able to take up employment opportunities always. Teachers’ Colleges, Polytechs, Universities, all reflect in their enrolment, Shona dominance regardless of where the institution is located in the country. The most educated people are Shonas consequently.

    With time cities such as Bulawayo will be Shona dominated as predicted accurately by the late hero Herbert Ushewokunze who at some point ill-timed the naming of Mshabezi dam as Mwanakuridza. It is a well known fact that the job distribution in the city council of Bulawayo is skewed in favour of Ndebeles. However, it is pleasing that this is the only employer in Matabeleland with a majority of Ndebeles. Efforts must be made to put them in line with the present trend.

    The resistance of the teaching of Shona in all schools in Matabeleland will soon fizzle out. More and more teaching posts are being taken up by Shona college graduates and appointments of Shona school heads has already been won. Students/pupils in all schools in that part of the country will, in the not too distant future be mostly Shona. We must not forget what Nathan Shamuyarira once observed in the 1979 Grand Plan ”The only way to weaken the Ndebele is to deprive him of an education’. Shona is taught in all teachers’ colleges and pressure must continue to be applied to limit the teaching of Ndebele to those few who happen to be enrolled.

    Some churches too are beginning to realise the trend of the times. They have introduced strictly Shona services – a very pertinent move towards achieving our goal. All churches nation-wide must conduct services in Shona to achieve that national cohesion and singular Zimbabwe national identity. However, there are some Bishops of a known church organisation pretending to be self-anointed champions of the Ndebele lost cause. Their days are certainly numbered, as the 4th Chimurenga will leave no stone unturned, even religious stones will roll.

    Culture

    In fact there is no such portion of this country called Matabeleland. This was colonial mischief at its worst, in order to apply the divide and rule barbaric policy. How could invaders have a place named after their tribe as if they were legitimate inhabitants?

    Our culture, robust and durable as ever, is spreading swiftly throughout the country and the agents are known to us all.

    Shona cultural trends are emerging in areas of ‘rowora’ traditionally bastardised as ‘lobola’ where astronomical bride prices are now being sought by every Zimbabwean parent. Burial rites like the mock drama in imitation of the deceased’s fond habits are now done even where no Shona person is present. Once a trend is self-perpetuating, it ceases to need monitoring as it gets weaned off from its architect. The drum and dance at funeral wakes and our trust and faith in black magic have all permeated the social value structures of our former masters.

    National public addresses at official functions are done in Shona. Being a Shona is now a source of pride particularly in Shona assimilates who in place of that cultural void, have received a reward to fill the gap as a result of seeking redemption from Shonas.

    Marriage partner preferences bear further testimony to the superiority of Shona. Ndebele girls will without exception opt to marry a Shona man given a choice between men from the two groups.
    This is not without reason.

    Ndebele men are often savage and brutal prospective husbands. They are ungiving, unprotective and stingy. Since time immemorial, Shona men have enjoyed the luxury of making Ndebele girls pregnant and then deserting them. There are several benefits from this. The young ladies lose out on education, hence on reliable sources of income, eventually resorting to prostitution.

    In fact, our Shona drama script writers have captured this when invariably all loose female characters playing the role of prostitute or infidelity are given Ndebele names such as MaNcube, MaKhumalo. Secondly we have managed to dilute the Ndebeles since children fathered and left by our brothers (illegitimates) are Ndebele by name but Shonas by blood. This is a legitimate form of struggle. The end justifies the means. The true Ndebele population is shrinking and we can all be catalysts in this.

    Business opportunities

    The emergence of Shona indigenous black business entrepreneurs in another great achievement toward our goal. Most black owned retail shops in Bulawayo belong to Shona people, the Chigumiras, Munyoros, etc. Most black owned firms in manufacturing, communication, engineering, clothing, transport, belong to Shonas in the so called Matabeleland. Names such as Philip Chiyangwa, that whiz-kid who turns anything he touches into gold are now household names especially amongst fighters for black empowerment.

    Chiyangwa and others are leading the crusade to funnel every industrial and commercial asset in Bulawayo and elsewhere into Shona hands.

    Consumable products such as milk, beef, soups carry Shona labels. The purpose here is to force the die-hard Ndebele families to start using Shona words in their home.

    Language describes one’s surroundings and it is becoming abundantly clear to the Ndebele that this situation is inescapable and R.G. must take credit for it all.

    Combined Effort

    The military, cultural, economic and political assaults complimented one another very well to bring about the sterling achievements cited above. The success of the business enterprises mentioned elsewhere was calculated. The appointment of a Shona to head the Central Bank (Reserve Bank) ensured that noone else gets a banking licence except Shonas’ paving way for the establishment of the indigenous banks with branches all over the country by Shonas only.

    We now have a Shona dominated banking sector which used to be a preserve of foreigners and there is no doubt that this is pivotal to the indigenisation process. Despite serving everyone, regardless of race, colour, creed, tribe these banks have fulfilled their role in our struggle for Shona dominance and therefore would like to congratulate Julius Makoni of National Merchant Bank (NMB), Leonard Nyemba of Trust Bank (Trustfin), Gideon Gono of the Commercial Bank of Zimbabwe (CBZ), Francis Nhema of Zimbabwe Building Society (ZBS), Thaka Mutunhu of Agribank, Nigel Chanakira of Kingdom Bank – the list is endless.

    Recently one of these banks helped to establish a Shona person in the heart of Matabeleland North farming area of Nyamandlovu, on the aquifer – the most valuable land in this area. The Shona man from Gweru was facilitated with a $60 million loan to takeover a highly priced productive dairy enterprise from a Swindells who could only take from the Kershelmar Dairies, his personal belongings before he left for Australia.

    The Tagariras, also Shonas from Bulawayo, have taken over large properties (farms) in the same area, thanks to these banks and A2 Resettlement. More and more large properties in the same area, thanks to these banks and A2 Fast Track Resettlement. Shona workers are employed in these farms. One must be a fool to fail to realise such political astuteness on the part of our leader.

    Most of those who are ungrateful to Zanu for these achievements are ignorant of the fact that the 1979 Grand Plan intended to facilitate funding for budding Shona business enterprises in farming, the hotel industry the purchase of large industrial complexes being sold by migrating former Rhodesians such as G & D in Bulawayo. We must appreciate that wherever these banks occur in the country, 100% staff is Shona.

    R.G sourced funds from the IMF and World Bank and then cancelled them into loan disbursement programmes through these banks. No foreign owned commercial bank could be trusted with such funds lest they fail to apply the relevant discrimination against the Ndebeles. Indigenous banks funnelled the funds into Shona hands. And therefore, our obligation is to ensure that the noises made by IMF and company about non-payment does not hurt us politically because the money was put to good use. Those young Shonas tempted to shun the party should seek more information on the 1979 Grand Plan of Zanu.

    Land

    This brings us to the very sensitive issue of land, which has been a bone of contention since the Ndebele occupation of Zimbabwe. Because the majority of people in Bulawayo are Shonas, the rural areas must now be the target. This can only be through the settlement programme. The deployment of Shonas in Rural Matabeleland will be the last blow to break the spine of the enemy. Because of this vision o n our part, political power cannot be allowed to slip into the hands of tyrants. Zapu was an impediment to the realisation of this vision but we managed to destroy it. In the words of the now maverick and controversial Zvobgo being advice to Zapu. ‘There is no less painful way for you than to join Zanu’.

    Nkomo capitulated in 1987 and we all know that the Shona Gukurahundi Unity Accord was a farce or spokescreen face serve for Zanu’s one time greatest foe and headache turned tool.

    Shona supremacy is not a dream but a reality. Should you stand idle and fail to throw your weight behind the leadership? Ask yourself whether you could be where you are were it not for Mugabe and Zanu – educationally, politically, economically, etc. Land that is still in white hands must all find its way into Shona hands. The courts can shout until the cows come home.

    Many of us were sent to the gallows for demanding our independence. The question of compensation is a non-starter; white farmer must go to Australia via the UK to collect their compensation. Zanu is simply returning to the rightful owners what is rightfully theirs. Food shortages will soon be a thing of the past – we must persevere. Those whites that bought farms are as guilty as their fathers who horse-pegged Zimbabwean land, parcelling out to war fighters, because they received stolen property. The ongoing agrarian revolution must be won or else our independence shall remain hollow. The party will continue to use Nkomo’s fighters to further the cause but we must know when and how dump them so that their presence within our ranks does not unmake our victories in the area of marginalizing them.

    Fortunately, most of them are not intellectually gifted though to suspect that we are still guided by the 1979 Grand Plan. Zanu will not change – Zipra should change to accept that they are foreigners and therefore not entitled to enjoy the benefits of being Zimbabweans. SO far they have done well in striking terror in the hearts of their MDC colleagues. The struggle is a process – from Mgagau/Morogoro to the establishment of Shona Nationhood, onward ever!

    BACKWARD NEVER!
    The deeds of Great Man must be told while they leave. We need to refocus in view of the presence of the enemy within our ranks.

    FROM THE CORE

    1. I WANT TO THINK THIS PUNYU BUSINESS IS JUST A TERRORIST GROUP THAT SEEKS TO CAUSE CHAOS IN MATEBELELAND. THIS I NOT ONE PERSON I BELIEVE. ITS AN ORGANISATION WHICH IS TRYING TO DEVIDE NATION. DONT TREAT THIS LIGHTLY. NEWSDAY IS OWNED BY A NDEBELE SO YOU NEVER KNOW THIS IS COMING FROM ITS A WAR IN THE MAKING. OPEN YOUR EYES GUYS. ITS OUR OWN TALIBAN, AL QAEDA, AL SHABAAB ETC

  17. iwe unobhowa maningi gukurahundi rakapfuura was past is past lets look and build our future ndimi maakuzotiudza zve 1st world war nana rhodes. pepuka. whatspecial with your gukurahundi stories.

  18. I am not a recipient of the zpf largesse, but due to my entrepreneurial instincts, realised that most Ndebele youths have emigrated to S.A., so I opened a business in Bulawayo, should I be afraid and run back to Mash’land since I am not Ndebele?
    Maybe we have unofficial regionalisation here.

    1. Matebeleland was called Guruuswa it was initially for the rozvi pple before the arrival of ndebele from zululand, so i will not shed how they killed the shona pple to get the region, there are some ndebeles who are bad and also shonas but we are all zimbabweans, yes lobengula and mgbe did what they did but let us build our country again this time from scretch but to achieve this we have to unite, we all know who killed pple in matebeleland and a lot of us shonas are also not happy. Let us have united mdc to remove zanypf. MDC N is only their to confuse pple, do you really think Ncube can stand a chance to win even 1.5% of the population of zimbabwe, let us vote wisely failure will slide back our country to zimdollar, the pioneers zanypf are still contesting happy this time as if they are the ones managing the economy well. Viva baba tswangirai, morepower sawe. Let us all register to vote, no rerun this tym.

  19. ko Mutema zvaavekutukana here? Tsve kusiya nyaya iri mudariro nanga nanga neni. The painful truth is ZANU PF has never lost an election for presidence since 1980. The MDC only led in 2008 before the runoff. Saka chakubhowa ipapo chii. Unosapoterei bato rakadhakwa kana uchida huyawo ku ZANU PF because come elections we are winning, definitely.

  20. If this is true,Tsangirai is a very fool,secrectly recording people on their branch meeting,this confirms what people have been saying,no freedom of speech,Reggie knows people of matebeleland and byo better off than him,this is getting interesting,watch and see how he will fall,uke wabona ukuthi kubuhlungu kangakanani ukudliwa uthembile.

  21. visit http://www.zimbabwean-at-heart.com a must read Baba Jukwa’s new portal

  22. Phunyukabemphete yisihlama se gukurahundi . Every time he posts his vitriol just remind him that yisihlama se ZANU esilentanga zamaguava

    1. Phunyukabemphethe

      OK

  23. please people i encourage you to visit baba jukwa face book page and learn your self th evil deeds of Zanu pf just like it and he wil update you the latest from corridors of power as events transpire, got to know in a month ago and the website as well http://zimbabwe-at-heart.com ,not propaganda Herald fed us daily ,Zanu pf house is on fire the truth is on public domain heads are rolling and people are sweating

  24. i think its true, imposing candidates will not work in favour of MDC T. Even kuno kuManicaland vana Mutseyami arikuzviitawo futi izvozvo. kuda kuisa anhu awo. Zvakashata izvozvo thats not Democracy. Tsvangirai wacho ngaapangwarire ipapo, Unonzwa anaMutseyami achiti hee isai nhingi heeh uyu haiiti. Chii ichocho iye ariye arikudiwa nevanhu?

  25. I think the likes of Thokozani Khupe ,Lovemore Moyo, Gorden Moyo, etc: etc are really smart. Given the dynamics in the country today, they present the most possible chance of a Ndebele president. Its not secessionism but prudent thinking that endeares one to the electorate and not chilling tribal proclamations. People are way past that stage.

    1. Uyanya who do think you are fooling your wife,hamba uyexubha mazinyo akho lamnyama uyeke ukusibhedela thisa,we are idiots like you and your collegues.

  26. why do zanu pf supporters use pseudonyms when posting articles?.the only people who can be forgiven for staying anonymous are those who are not protected by the system.

  27. Kidwell Mujuru AKA Kidza, is a ZANU PF member, he campaigned for ZANU PF during the previous elections. He is Shona yes, and imbavha yemota.

  28. Many people,I think, who talk about the party of excellency imposing candidates on the electorate are misinformed or they flog this lie deliberately to try and gain mileage in favour of their own choices.Zvinonetsa kupindira musangano paneino forum when people do not have business attending party programs.Better muzzle your mouth if you do not know the goings on.If in deed you are real carders of the party you are undisciplined discussing your displeasure here when you have very proper channels of communication in the MDC T.Urikuchenjedza mandu uchitinyepera panoapa kuti warwadziswa nezvemuZPF

    1. Phunyukabemphethe

      @NATHANIEL

      1979 ZANU PF SHONA GUKURAHUNDI SATANIC VERSES – PLEASE PASS TO MOST TRUSTED PERSON

      (PROGRESS REVIEW ON THE 1979 GRAND PLAN)

      Gift

      Never before has history given us the majority Shona People, such a precious present than it has done with Robert Gabriel Mugabe. R.G is simply a perfect embodiment of all our cultural norms and values, our aspirations and expectations, our wants, desires and interests. In his whole life, R.G. has not failed to demonstrate that incredible consciousness of who we are as a people.

      The most vivid imagination of what an ideal Shona should look like in appearance as well as how he should behave or present himself to the public, finds an exact match in R.G. His presence among us as a leader with and an abundant and compelling inspiration towards the establishment of Shona Nationhood deserves to be honoured and celebrated as a memorable great occasion in the life histories of all the generations of our people.

      Acknowledgement

      We do not, as a matter of obligation, fail to appreciate and acknowledge the wonderful achievements, the great valour and the spirit of stubborn resistance against formidable adversaries of all those other great Shona men and women who led our people before. However, without prejudicing fair comparison, it is inarguable though, that R.G. stands out distinctly as a cut above the rest among both the dead and the living Shona leaders.

      Consistency

      Countless incidents in R.G.’s decorated and exuberant political career testify to the conviction most of us have that the man is a visionary of rare gifts. He is an astoundingly brilliant intellectual as well as being an accomplished academic. Having distinguished himself as the most consistent revolutionary in the fight against colonialism he has gone further to achieve the emancipation of the majority Shona people and consolidated their supremacy. And signs are that he has hot reached the pinnacle of his political life yet.

      Few would argue that R.G. is endowed with a mesmerising eloquence in speech, which together with his subtle charisma captivates and electrifies audiences whenever he stands to speak. Little wonder that he outclassed and turned his political peers into pitiable political dwarfs many of who have fallen victim to consumptive jealous and betrayal. Several of them rubbished themselves to the political dustbin, and personalities like Edgar Tekere and Edson Zvobgo are not exceptions.

      Envy

      R.G. is an unquestionable source of envy to many, not only amongst ourselves but his foes too, who grudgingly admire him as they learn painfully to accept at his hands. Tony Blair is a classic case in point. Blair’s clumsy arm twisting political tactics geared to tame this solid and firebrand revolutionary giant, left his fingers thoroughly scalded. Mr Blair must be ruefully licking his wounds at No 10 Downing Street, having learnt his lesson well, that plagiarising Bush’s approach to Saddam would attack serious and perilous consequences to him.

      Imperialists

      Western leaders are so shamelessly spoilt and conceited to the extent that they throw all caution to the wind when it comes to dealing with Third World political issues. Their naivety often manifests itself whenever there is lack of agreement on key issues especially those that adversely affect the poor nations such as the land issue in Zimbabwe. They refuse to realise that there is a new breed of leadership who will not ask how high when ordered to jump but will certainly ask WHY. African leaders in particular are regarded by the West as filthy hypocrites who are radicals by day but beggars by night, as well as lacking personal opinion and relevant political sophistication. The tendency is to destroy those who defy imperialist dictatorship. R.G. has resolutely said no to imperialism and this way he must be treated like Saddam Hussein, according o Western opinion.

      Black Jesus

      Some people have a small problem in understanding why Mugabe is to the Shona people, what Jesus is to the Christians or what Kim il Sung and his Juche idea is to the North Koreans. This status was awarded to R.G. by his people in recognition of political astuteness acquired over many years of experience in the fight against colonialism.

      It is an uncommon achievement to earn the love and respect of one’s enemies. R.G. did just that with the descendants of Mzilikazi / Lobengula – a people with a contemptible history of violence. This did not just happen – it took many years of careful political manoeuvring and scheming. An application of similar tactics to the descendants of Cecil John Rhodes is beginning to yield similar political dividends.

      Illusions

      For many years both the Ndebeles and Europeans were living were living under a shameful illusion that the crimes of their forefathers had been forgiven and forgotten. This was not to be as R.G. the illustrations son of the Shona people ensured tat the two groups pay dearly for the evil deeds their ancestors. Is it possible that such heinous crimes as those committed by these people against the Shona can just be swept under the carpet because it is political epedient to do so?

      Legacy

      It costs a daring mind to carve rich legacy for the good of the general public, especially one that restores the dignity of the people at the same time assuring them of eternal dominance over settlers. R.G’s legacy brewed in an African pot is unparalleled by any on the continent. Nelson Mandela covertly tried to outshine R.G. by elbowing him off the world political limelight. No sooner had Nelson Mandela started this, did he realise the folly of such an attempt. It dawned on him that he was making an error and that he was too new on the regional political plane.

      The twenty-seven years Mandela spent crushing stones in jail did not automatically confer upon him the sort of leadership skills acquired by R.G. in a protracted and arduous struggle for Zimbabwean independence. In fact, jail stunted the growth of Mandela’s legal mind – a sad happening indeed. However, his attempt to compensate for the deprivations of that ugly experience by posturing a false image ‘towering African statesman’ created by his imperialist jailers, collapsed no sooner than had started.

      Betrayal

      Mandela betrayed and deserted the Black majority in South Africa at the most crucial hour. Speculation is rife that he is severely petrified of whites so much that making land demands, for instance, would in his view, muddy the waters and blemishes his South Africa. At the present moment, the African continent needs genuinely high calibre leadership that will serve the people’s interest. Mandela simply chickened out and retreated in haste unremorsefully. Praises continue to be piled on hi because he did not touch the foundation of white wealth.

      Priviledges

      Future Shona generations will forever enjoy the opportunities and priviledges that will at all times flow from the heroic deeds of R.G. We feel strongly encouraged to stand resolutely behind him and will not cease to see an angel where our detractors / enslavers see a devil and we will continue to see a liberator where they see a murderer.

      Differences

      Such are our differences that must be resolved not in superficial manner but in practical terms within such a real concrete political context as ours. The redefinition of our relationship with the settlers, black or white, is long overdue! We therefore salute the launch of the third phase of our struggle (THIRD CHIMURENGA) and invite the reader of this article to join us in celebrating the manner in which this fight is being conducted and its guaranteed success in smashing the white economic infrastructure such as farms which facilitated the exploitation of our people.

      Dominance

      All the struggles that took place in this country since the 1830′s were about dominance. Lessons from these struggles confirm the view that a human social group is either dominant or subordinate when it comes to issues of political power, especially in Africa.

      Mzilikazi

      Mzilikazi fled from Zululand because there was no political space for him to be dominant. He therefore needed to look elsewhere for land where he could exercise power authority and dominance. But because there was no land not belonging to anyone, he targeted military weaker societies and found one in the Shona people whom he viciously subdued and forcibly settled in their land, imposing his authority on them.

      Now, comrades, come to think of it – a settler is a settler – PERIOD! What peaceful coexistence can there be to talk about between the majority indigenous Shona and the occupying force of those of Ndebele extraction? A black settler is unwelcome as a white settler in our country.

      Ndebele Crimes

      Mzilikazi’s men, in particular under the command of his terrorist successor Lobengula wrecked havoc in our country. They raped and kidnapped Shona women, looted grain and stole our cattle. Anyone who disputes that this was conquest needs medical examination. For some sixty long years, the Shona people were brutalised, insulted and abused by the Ndebeles. Their wealth was ravenously plundered and economic life left to bleed to death in the most cruel manner. The Ndebele subjected the Shona people to the worst forms of barbarism and tyranny. They imported violence to Zimbabwe and it is a well-known fact that violence was a virtue in Zululand and perhaps continues to be to this day. No one doubts the assertion that violence flows in Ndebele blood.

      Lazy

      Periodic and incessant waves of cruel raids by Ndebele warriors harvested cattle, women and grain from the Shona to enrich the bogus Ndebele King. The inherently lazy and unintelligent Ndebele anarchist savages preferred to loot and plunder than to learn the skills of the more culturally advanced Shona people who excelled in building as epitomised by the Great Zimbabwe as well as in crop farming and the arts such as stone carving and mbira music.

      Complexes

      Subjecting the Shona people to a reign of terror created both an inferiority and Persecution complex in them. For instance, the Shona people began to shun the use of their clan names in preference for the totem system such as Dube, Sibanda, Nyoni etc. This was a straight forward case of political subjugation of the Shona people.

      White Settlers

      The carnage viciously unleashed on our people by the Ndebeles was interrupted by the coming of white settlers who were motivated by the same desire – to dominate. Cecil John Rhodes’ men were more advanced in systems of plunder and exploitation than the Ndebeles. The whites dubbed both the Shona and the Ndebeles as African savages of the bush needing to be rushed from the darkness of ignorance.

      The white settlers swiftly annexed our country as a colony of Britain. The Shona and Ndebele were, in the view of settlers, identical natives belonging to the same race totally disregarding the oppressor / oppressed relationship between the Shona and the Ndebele that existed before colonialism. However, this did not alter or erase the crimes committed against our people before before by the Ndebeles.

      Land

      The whites too were in search of land. Back home (UK) they were known minnows, mostly sons of serfs who were used to expand the horizons of the British Empire by carving colonies in all corners of the world. Some of them were convicts let off on a new lease of life to prove their usefulness to the Crown. In-so-far as we are concerned the whites removed us from the clutches of Ndebele colonialism onto the rapacious claws of European Imperialism – a case of jumping from the pan onto the fire.

      Our gallant forefathers put up countless spirited fights against the new settlers but were subdued by the military superior invading barbaric force which iced its successes / conquest with the hanging of our great spirit medium, Mbuya Nehanda and others.

      Crimes of the White Man

      The conquest of our people by the white men was itself a criminal act. Having conquered our people they immediately went into an unbridle frenzy of raping Shona women producing a mixed breed chronically suffers from incurable and severely traumatic identity crisis.
      The white invader too started to steal Shona cattle and wildlife – sending trophies to the King, enslaving Shona men on the stolen land (horse pegged farms) and on mines. The slavery was soothed by a crude dosage of religious opium administered by their forunner imperialist chief-scout, Robert Moffat – a man of cloth.

      The rest of the details of this carnage may e obtained from history texts as well s from the sad oral tests of our people.

      Freedom

      An attempt to throw off the colonial yoke in the first half of the twentieth century did not succeed until the entry onto the Zimbabwean political scene in 1963 of a Shona led political party. In this year Zanu was born and excitedly welcomed by those ethnically conscious Shona people who threw their weight unreservedly behind its leadership. This birth signified the beginning of serious business to wrestle our heritage from the white man.

      Zanu’s motto was ‘A fight for Shona Majority Rule’, making an instant impact politically by going into an armed struggle, a move later mimicked by the Ndebele led Zapu which comprised of mainly semiliterate hero-worshippers of Joshua Nkomo. Nkomo’s lieutenants followed him blindly until he committed political suicide in December 22, 1987.

      The only few educated people in Zapu were Shonas like Ariston Chambati and Daniel Madzimbamuto whose true ethnic allegiance ceased to be questionable in 1980.

      Partnership

      The Majority Shona people had realised that our partnership, with depressed Ndebele savages, to oust the white settler regime from dominance was an extremely complicated affair. This was particularly true in this instance because prior to the birth of Zanu the struggle had been led by Joshua Nkomo, a Ndebele assimilant of very vague, dubious and untraceable ethnic / tribal origins.
      Nkomo parroted a motto similar to Zanu’s, that of Majority Rule but would not commit himself to ‘Shona Majority Rule’, preferring to distort in into ‘Black Majority Rule’. Such a distortion flew into the face of the real aggrieved person because Nkomo arrogantly and deliberately missed the point. Black majority could only be Black Shona Majority Rule. Anyone who stubbornly refuted this rendered themselves an enemy of the Shona people and Nkomo became one.

      Nevertheless in the interest of the struggle we in Zanu appreciated the fact that Nkomo had no option but to offer himself for use to achieve Majority Shona Rule. Hence every positive effort he made was on behalf of us the majority Shona. Now and then he needed to be whipped into line because of his conformist tendencies as in the cases of numerous agreements he struck with Ian Smith under the cover of darkness thereby putting the liberation process in severe stress and jeopardy.

      Objective

      Zanu sought to regain lost Shona dignity, looted cattle, stolen land and everything else that accrued to the colonialists as a result of their thuggery by the successive Ndebele and European dominant generations. It makes economic sense to charge interest on money borrowed to someone. Therefore, the development / civilisation which the whites brag about that they brought to Zimbabwe is part of the profit which is due to us and we inherit all that violently or not, without a guilty
      conscience.

      White wealth

      The riches of the white men in Zimbabwe were and still are accumulated through monopoly, exploitation, theft, plunder, murder, rape, corruption, treachery, hypocrisy and lies. Is it possible to correct or reverse such inhuman acts without resorting to similar tactics? Truly, violence begets violence, and for every action there is a reaction.

      Scavengers

      It is known fact, that ever since its conception, Zanu had a double prolonged struggle to wage, that is, on the one hand against the Ndebeles and on the other against whites. When the Ndebeles and whites fought one another in the 1890′s and then in the 1970′s, they were like vultures fighting over a carcass of dead prey. One vulture cannot claim ownership of the dead animal on the grounds that it landed there first. It remains a vulture by name and a scavenger by habit.

      Sithole

      The Ndebele’s had no legal claim whatsoever upon Zimbabwean sovereignty just like
      Their earlier cousins (followers of Soshagane) later led by Ndabaningi Sithole, that hob goblin who tried to hijack the struggle. Sithole was foiled and summarily ejected from the party – an act he regretted till his grave. The simple question is why would these two black groupings fight for what did not legitimately belong to them. Participating in the struggle only meant that they were offering themselves for use by the Majority Shonas.

      Correction

      Zanu’s correction of Sithole’s errors left the Shangaans a thoroughly confused group despite the modification of their identity to drift closer to Shona under the guise of a language called Ndau, generally accepted among the ignorant as a dialect of Shona. The truth remains – they are foreigners, unwilling to advance our cause as they huddle around and cling childishly to the ‘Ndonga’.
      Sustenance of illegal regime

      For seventeen years of bitter Zanu struggle (2nd Chimurenga) to repossess lost Shona pride and stolen land, the whites put up a very stiff but doomed resistance. They were aided and abetted by their British and American kith and kin that today will never forgive R.G. for taking on our behalf what belongs to us. During the struggle, Ian Smith received modern war equipment from the G8 such as Gazelle helicopters, UZI’s etc, but Zanu received expired medicines through the UN. There was no doubt in our minds that the point made by such assistance to Smith in violation of UN sanctions was that blood is thicker than water.

      Strategy

      Now, in struggle comrades, you must have strategies and develop your own tactics suitable for the environment in which that struggles is being executed. Chairman Mao Ze Dong wrote quite extensively on strategy and tactics. The material is easily accessible to those willing to read and learn. Designing good strategies is not a simple matter- it requires acutely intelligent minds spiced with an unwavering commitment to success. Zanu was found wanting in this regard.

      Men and women made of the correct political material and with characters made of sterner tempered with resilience, honestly, dignity and awesomely high levels of political acumen, began to distinguish themselves on the ground. We remember Chitepo and Takawira, at this level with great fondness.

      Reigns

      When R.G. took over the reins of power in Zanu tremors of fears in the hearts of whites were heard throughout the country. R.G. Immediately proved to be good quality leadership material through the country. R.G. immediately proved to be good quality leadership material through the manner in which he meticulously and incisively executed the revolutionary fight for the restoration of our hallowed independence and Shona democracy. Revolution means a violent overthrow of the status quo. R.G. did precisely that. As we all know the fight is far from being over.

      Flag independence

      As long as the white community remained economically dominant beyond Independence Day of April 18, 1980, then the battle is certainly not over yet. Flag independence remains meaningful until the transfer of wealth into the hands of its rightful owners. No one understands this position in Zanu better than the amazingly resilient and conscientious strategist R.G.

      Impediment

      Because of the Lancaster House Constitutional trappings, R.G. put the issue of white economic dominance in a political freezer, which he safely locked with the word ‘Reconciliation’. This earned him bountless praises such as ‘ The most brilliant politician’ by his former tormentors who could not believe their ears when the policy of reconciliation was announced. R.G. knew how to leave sleeping dogs to lie. He opted to decisively deal firstly with the Ndebeles once and for all.

      Zapu and Zipra

      At independence Zapu posed the most difficult challenge to Zanu over the leadership of the country. The threat was not so much in terms of grassroots support as it was in terms of military firepower which Zapu built over many years with Russian and Cuban support while Zanla sweated it our desire to conclusively deal with issue of Ndebeles and their ugly past and the need to pacify Zapu was never greater than in 1980.

      Shona Gukurahundi 5th Brigade

      R.G. instantly realised that it would be futile to draw open battle lines with ‘vaDumbuguru’, preferring to quietly do his homework. He brought into the country super military training experts from North Korea. Within eight months, a revered, feared and uncompromising crack force, known as Gukurahundi, had been trained. This is the force (5th Brigade), which was to strike terror in the hearts of Ndebeles. On one hand, R.G. consistently dangled the juicy carrot of Government of National Unity and the integration of forces into the National Army. Mugabe always knew that Nkomo was desperate for power and so he let him have a little of it. The integration of the three armies would help to scatter Zipra and wide.

      Dissidents

      On other hand, R.G. created a small rebel force compromising mainly of recruits from Zipra and called them dissidents who were complimented by selected highly trained Zanla forces who would direct operations. The group was put on pay role and then deployed in the Midlands and Matabeleland.

      Soon the self styled dissidents were joined by other genuinely aggrieved Zipras who could not stand the heat generated exclusively for them in the National Army. However, the army deserters and a few notorious Zipras who hated R.G. with a passion, never had a clue that the dissident element was not a Zapu initiative. While Zapu denied sponsoring dissidents, leading to a loss of faith and confidence in their leadership by Zipras, the genuine dissident remained confused and uncoordinated finally resorting to aimless nomadic movement within the region. It is during wondering that they got ambushed, killed and displayed at Police Camps until they began to decompose.

      The Government – sponsored dissidents straight away went into orgy of band activity such as destroying development project equipment, raping women, demanding food, killing a few ‘Ndebele sell-outs’ especially those in the Zapu party structures. They cleverly avoided direct contact with the National Army units except a few small skirmishes meant to deflect suspicion.

      Pretext

      A perfect pretext had been created. The 5th Brigade was then swiftly deployed in the three provinces to ‘deal with the dissidents’ under the command of that agile and indestructible Perence Shiri. The real targets were Ndebele civilians and Zipra man whose fathers had committed crimes against the Shona People. The strategy worked well, in no time Zapu’s political structures were smashed.

      Liquidation

      Within five years, 25 000 Ndebeles were exterminated in ways that instilled fear in the survivors, family life was dislocated as members scattered in different directions. The rate of kill was just unbelievable and inspite of rumblings by the minority Zapu in parliament, the exercise carried on undisturbed culminating in the ‘Head of the Snake’ villain fleeing the country to take refuge in a European country where his stay was bankrolled by the same multinationals he had earlier proclaimed to be fighting.

      Achievements

      The real achievements of such a strategy was much greater than what the numbers of those slaughtered reflect. There is probably roughly 2 million Ndebeles still alive today and therefore the first achievement of the 5th Brigade was redefining Ndebele and Shona relationships is so far as to who matters in this country. The Ndebeles now fully know who wields what political clout in this sets the stage for the discussion of other achievements of the 5th Brigade. The achievements include:

      Heritage

      The military offensive in Matabeleland opened new windows of opportunity for the Shonas to reassert themselves in the country as the dominant and numerically superior group in order to repossess our lost glory and heritage, expressed in material, cultural, social and spiritual terms.

      Language

      The Shona language has regained its dominant position in our society. It has become the lingua franca of Zimbabwe in the public sector particularly in government departments such as the army, police, hospitals, schools, immigration, customs, throughout the country. One can now authoritatively demand service in the Shona language, even conduct telephonic conversation anywhere in Matabeleland without any need to apologise for the use of Shona or without the burden of having to speak Ndebele. National Z.T.V. is completely Shona and does very well to promote and develop our language. This is as it should be since Zimbabwe is a Shona Nation.

      We should not give room to the languages of the invading grouped because our intention is to culturally fracture and dislocate them.

      Let us be reminded that language dominance automatically creates many opportunities such as employment, which occurs accordingly to the language spread. Shona speakers are now everywhere, in every corner of the country not as vegetable vendors but as holders of influential positions. This occurrence is not accidental and the doubting Thomases better get this point straight because it cost careful planning.

      Ndebele children now realise that ignorance of Shona is a serious handicap and have, therefore, slowly but surely grown to accept the inevitable relegation of their own language to an insignificant and parasitical second class means of communication restricted to their homes or play in the streets.
      Ndebele can only play a translational role in Zimbabwe and nothing else beyond this – check the Zimbabwe passport, newspaper etc.

      As Shonas, we can now freely traverse the length and breadth of the country armed only with our language for communication. The same cannot be said of Ndebele. We must take note that even when a shona person makes an effort to utter just a single ‘ngca’ or ‘ka’ for ‘qa’, the Ndebele stupidly get amused or fascinated like we used to when the white men attempted to speak Shona, for instance, if the white men in church spoke broken Shona, like ‘imwari yedu’ you could not miss the excitement and appreciation on the faces of the black congregation who believed in the superiority of the English Language.

      The sell-out tea boy, Morgan Tsvangirai, rides on this crest of the success of our policy to elevate Shona to undisputed one National official language. We gather that when he roves around denouncing the President, in his party’s stronghold of Matabeleland he addresses his rallies in Shona.

      He better be advised that this filthy opportunism as he exploits R.G’s deeds at the same time trying to destroy him politically. In any case he is politically a product of Zanu turned prodigal son. The ZCTU, which short him to prominence, was established by Zanu turned prodigal son. The ZCTU which short him to prominence was established by Zanu in the interest of the oppressed workers and Tea-boy better put his act together. Ziva kwawakabva!! Or else hemlock is ready for you Mr Chameleon.

      Jobs

      Roughly 95% of Government jobs in Matabeleland and almost 100% in the rest of the country are held by Shonas. We cited the relevant department earlier and added positions that matter as well as low-grade jobs are invariably in Shona hands. Exceedingly heartening is the fact that the private sector went ahead without waiting for directives to implement the policy successfully. This includes factories, banks, construction companies etc.

      Training in tertiary institutions too has played a very significant role, as it is critical that in manpower development due attention is paid to giving skills to the Majority indigenous Shona who will be able to take up employment opportunities always. Teachers’ Colleges, Polytechs, Universities, all reflect in their enrolment, Shona dominance regardless of where the institution is located in the country. The most educated people are Shonas consequently.

      With time cities such as Bulawayo will be Shona dominated as predicted accurately by the late hero Herbert Ushewokunze who at some point ill-timed the naming of Mshabezi dam as Mwanakuridza. It is a well known fact that the job distribution in the city council of Bulawayo is skewed in favour of Ndebeles. However, it is pleasing that this is the only employer in Matabeleland with a majority of Ndebeles. Efforts must be made to put them in line with the present trend.

      The resistance of the teaching of Shona in all schools in Matabeleland will soon fizzle out. More and more teaching posts are being taken up by Shona college graduates and appointments of Shona school heads has already been won. Students/pupils in all schools in that part of the country will, in the not too distant future be mostly Shona. We must not forget what Nathan Shamuyarira once observed in the 1979 Grand Plan ”The only way to weaken the Ndebele is to deprive him of an education’. Shona is taught in all teachers’ colleges and pressure must continue to be applied to limit the teaching of Ndebele to those few who happen to be enrolled.

      Some churches too are beginning to realise the trend of the times. They have introduced strictly Shona services – a very pertinent move towards achieving our goal. All churches nation-wide must conduct services in Shona to achieve that national cohesion and singular Zimbabwe national identity. However, there are some Bishops of a known church organisation pretending to be self-anointed champions of the Ndebele lost cause. Their days are certainly numbered, as the 4th Chimurenga will leave no stone unturned, even religious stones will roll.

      Culture

      In fact there is no such portion of this country called Matabeleland. This was colonial mischief at its worst, in order to apply the divide and rule barbaric policy. How could invaders have a place named after their tribe as if they were legitimate inhabitants?

      Our culture, robust and durable as ever, is spreading swiftly throughout the country and the agents are known to us all.

      Shona cultural trends are emerging in areas of ‘rowora’ traditionally bastardised as ‘lobola’ where astronomical bride prices are now being sought by every Zimbabwean parent. Burial rites like the mock drama in imitation of the deceased’s fond habits are now done even where no Shona person is present. Once a trend is self-perpetuating, it ceases to need monitoring as it gets weaned off from its architect. The drum and dance at funeral wakes and our trust and faith in black magic have all permeated the social value structures of our former masters.

      National public addresses at official functions are done in Shona. Being a Shona is now a source of pride particularly in Shona assimilates who in place of that cultural void, have received a reward to fill the gap as a result of seeking redemption from Shonas.

      Marriage partner preferences bear further testimony to the superiority of Shona. Ndebele girls will without exception opt to marry a Shona man given a choice between men from the two groups.
      This is not without reason.

      Ndebele men are often savage and brutal prospective husbands. They are ungiving, unprotective and stingy. Since time immemorial, Shona men have enjoyed the luxury of making Ndebele girls pregnant and then deserting them. There are several benefits from this. The young ladies lose out on education, hence on reliable sources of income, eventually resorting to prostitution.

      In fact, our Shona drama script writers have captured this when invariably all loose female characters playing the role of prostitute or infidelity are given Ndebele names such as MaNcube, MaKhumalo. Secondly we have managed to dilute the Ndebeles since children fathered and left by our brothers (illegitimates) are Ndebele by name but Shonas by blood. This is a legitimate form of struggle. The end justifies the means. The true Ndebele population is shrinking and we can all be catalysts in this.

      Business opportunities

      The emergence of Shona indigenous black business entrepreneurs in another great achievement toward our goal. Most black owned retail shops in Bulawayo belong to Shona people, the Chigumiras, Munyoros, etc. Most black owned firms in manufacturing, communication, engineering, clothing, transport, belong to Shonas in the so called Matabeleland. Names such as Philip Chiyangwa, that whiz-kid who turns anything he touches into gold are now household names especially amongst fighters for black empowerment.

      Chiyangwa and others are leading the crusade to funnel every industrial and commercial asset in Bulawayo and elsewhere into Shona hands.

      Consumable products such as milk, beef, soups carry Shona labels. The purpose here is to force the die-hard Ndebele families to start using Shona words in their home.

      Language describes one’s surroundings and it is becoming abundantly clear to the Ndebele that this situation is inescapable and R.G. must take credit for it all.

      Combined Effort

      The military, cultural, economic and political assaults complimented one another very well to bring about the sterling achievements cited above. The success of the business enterprises mentioned elsewhere was calculated. The appointment of a Shona to head the Central Bank (Reserve Bank) ensured that noone else gets a banking licence except Shonas’ paving way for the establishment of the indigenous banks with branches all over the country by Shonas only.

      We now have a Shona dominated banking sector which used to be a preserve of foreigners and there is no doubt that this is pivotal to the indigenisation process. Despite serving everyone, regardless of race, colour, creed, tribe these banks have fulfilled their role in our struggle for Shona dominance and therefore would like to congratulate Julius Makoni of National Merchant Bank (NMB), Leonard Nyemba of Trust Bank (Trustfin), Gideon Gono of the Commercial Bank of Zimbabwe (CBZ), Francis Nhema of Zimbabwe Building Society (ZBS), Thaka Mutunhu of Agribank, Nigel Chanakira of Kingdom Bank – the list is endless.

      Recently one of these banks helped to establish a Shona person in the heart of Matabeleland North farming area of Nyamandlovu, on the aquifer – the most valuable land in this area. The Shona man from Gweru was facilitated with a $60 million loan to takeover a highly priced productive dairy enterprise from a Swindells who could only take from the Kershelmar Dairies, his personal belongings before he left for Australia.

      The Tagariras, also Shonas from Bulawayo, have taken over large properties (farms) in the same area, thanks to these banks and A2 Resettlement. More and more large properties in the same area, thanks to these banks and A2 Fast Track Resettlement. Shona workers are employed in these farms. One must be a fool to fail to realise such political astuteness on the part of our leader.

      Most of those who are ungrateful to Zanu for these achievements are ignorant of the fact that the 1979 Grand Plan intended to facilitate funding for budding Shona business enterprises in farming, the hotel industry the purchase of large industrial complexes being sold by migrating former Rhodesians such as G & D in Bulawayo. We must appreciate that wherever these banks occur in the country, 100% staff is Shona.

      R.G sourced funds from the IMF and World Bank and then cancelled them into loan disbursement programmes through these banks. No foreign owned commercial bank could be trusted with such funds lest they fail to apply the relevant discrimination against the Ndebeles. Indigenous banks funnelled the funds into Shona hands. And therefore, our obligation is to ensure that the noises made by IMF and company about non-payment does not hurt us politically because the money was put to good use. Those young Shonas tempted to shun the party should seek more information on the 1979 Grand Plan of Zanu.

      Land

      This brings us to the very sensitive issue of land, which has been a bone of contention since the Ndebele occupation of Zimbabwe. Because the majority of people in Bulawayo are Shonas, the rural areas must now be the target. This can only be through the settlement programme. The deployment of Shonas in Rural Matabeleland will be the last blow to break the spine of the enemy. Because of this vision o n our part, political power cannot be allowed to slip into the hands of tyrants. Zapu was an impediment to the realisation of this vision but we managed to destroy it. In the words of the now maverick and controversial Zvobgo being advice to Zapu. ‘There is no less painful way for you than to join Zanu’.

      Nkomo capitulated in 1987 and we all know that the Shona Gukurahundi Unity Accord was a farce or spokescreen face serve for Zanu’s one time greatest foe and headache turned tool.

      Shona supremacy is not a dream but a reality. Should you stand idle and fail to throw your weight behind the leadership? Ask yourself whether you could be where you are were it not for Mugabe and Zanu – educationally, politically, economically, etc. Land that is still in white hands must all find its way into Shona hands. The courts can shout until the cows come home.

      Many of us were sent to the gallows for demanding our independence. The question of compensation is a non-starter; white farmer must go to Australia via the UK to collect their compensation. Zanu is simply returning to the rightful owners what is rightfully theirs. Food shortages will soon be a thing of the past – we must persevere. Those whites that bought farms are as guilty as their fathers who horse-pegged Zimbabwean land, parcelling out to war fighters, because they received stolen property. The ongoing agrarian revolution must be won or else our independence shall remain hollow. The party will continue to use Nkomo’s fighters to further the cause but we must know when and how dump them so that their presence within our ranks does not unmake our victories in the area of marginalizing them.

      Fortunately, most of them are not intellectually gifted though to suspect that we are still guided by the 1979 Grand Plan. Zanu will not change – Zipra should change to accept that they are foreigners and therefore not entitled to enjoy the benefits of being Zimbabweans. SO far they have done well in striking terror in the hearts of their MDC colleagues. The struggle is a process – from Mgagau/Morogoro to the establishment of Shona Nationhood, onward ever!

      BACKWARD NEVER!

      The deeds of Great Man must be told while they leave. We need to refocus in view of the presence of the enemy within our ranks.

      FROM THE CORE

  29. PAMBERI NE DEMOCRACY

    I won’t vote for either Mugabe or Tsvangirai ,Whether I am a minority or not my vote won’t be split.The two are different side of the same coin.

    MDC-T i all fairness and intent are the splinter group,Visit the reasons for the split.Unconstitutional ,majorists took advantage and today the people who respected the wishes of the vote are called names and splinter group because they are not as popular as chematama. The truth is Mandevere respected the constitution of the party ,and nengari yekuti they are fewer than ma shona tsvangirai capitalised.If it was in other democrasices MDC-T would be history.Lets not use uzhinji wedu to advantage mitemo yatinosunga.NDIZVO ZVABABA CHATUNGA.UYE MANYEPO EKUTI LETS PUT MORGIZA AND TOZO MUBUDISA LATER IS WISHFUL THINKING LETS DO WAT IS RIGHT AND GOOD FOR OUR COUNTRY .INGA WE HAVE BETTER LEADERS .WELSH HAS PROVED TO RESPECT MUTEMO AND SIMBA IS A PROVEN GOOD LEADER.PAMBERI NE DEMOCRACY

    1. @pamberi ne democracy. Go with you vote stupid.
      Who doesnt know Ncube is a ZPF project. Its too early my dear to talk tribal politics. We still have a dictator to remove, then we talk tribe (if at all necessary)

  30. Another Ben Menashe thing. We are now used to this esp before elections.

  31. 2008 fair election results.
    Matebeleland region

    ZPF- 7seats
    Ncube- 10seats
    MDC-T-18seats
    Notice tht the same Zanu wc previously had 2seats is slowly rising.
    The more Ncube tries to rise on a tribal page as he is doing, the more everyone including those in mdc.t feel its better to join Mugabe the Matebele peace maker and silencer.

  32. May God forgive Welshman for the tribal sins hes committing to fellow Zimbabweans esp those from Matebeleland. He pin hopes not in his abilities as a leader. (otherwise he wasnt to be deserted by his MPs) but in societal and tribal diversities.
    May God crush his diabolic ambitions in the gates of hell forever and make him lose dismally and further sink his in the fossils of history.
    Amen.

  33. It is so sad and quite embarrassing to see a such stupid so-called Zanu’s 1979 grand plan.A shona is shona and will never change for the better.Joshua Nkomo wasn’t that educated,but his mind was hundred times broader than all these zanu blockheads,but you know that you started a veld fire that you will never be able to blow it off.You don’t even know who Ndebeles are,let me tell you.Ndebeles are made of all Southrn African tribes.When Mzilikazi fled Zululand,he left with few men and women and children.On their way they conquered many different tribes and captured them and intergrated them with his Khumalos this included Swatis,Pedis,Tswanas,Vendas,Sothos,Kalangas and Lozwi and so many.All these people make up Ndebeles.So those who make a hell of lot noise saying Ndebeles a’nt Zimbabweans can you please pin point them out.You killed a lot of innocent poor people accusing them of being the descendants of Mzilikazi.Do you know that most people in Matebeleland were most victims of Mzilikazi who then adopted Ndebele culture and language.Those shonas of today Mashonaland were never affected,only your chief Gomara who caught stealing whitemen’s telegraph wire.He then decided steal King Lobengula’s cattle to pay fine to the whites.Unfortunately his men were also caught and severely punished,and this sparked an attack on some few Shonas( Ngoba vele ubusela ngobenu).Kusazoshuba.It’s just matter of time.You will regret for being the supporters of tyrants.You are happy that most people in Zimbabwe speak Shona that is the most dangerous for your security.That means when the time comes these people will change like chameleons,and speak a fluently shona.Yet his inner is your worst enemy,how are you going to identity your enemies and friends,I like this episode,I wish all non shonas to be fluently in shona.Gugurahundi managed to kill many Zipra ex-combatants they pretended to be their comrades because they could speak a fluently Ndebele.We shall see how things will workout

  34. Please hands off our hero Welshman Ncube.If all politicians from Matebeleland were like Welshman Ncube we would have a better Matebeleland today.If you think everybody is going to fullfil your stupid idea of your grand plan forget this is going to be a huge flop.Don’t put a blame on Welshman Ncube,why don’t you blame Tswangirai for being a dictator.What is he going to be, when he gets on power,with hundred thousands of soldiers and policemen under him.He violated his party’s constitution by opposing the vote of majority.Mfoka Ncube thina abanye we are 100% behind you,uyindoda emadodeni.Ungavumi ukusetshenziswa ngopasi.They made it clear on their stupid grand plan that they are oppressing us for their own benefits.We were not there when you screwedup Joshua Nkomo,you must taste your own medicine.We are now used to all hardships of this country’s iron rule,but everything is got its time one day it is going to be an incredible story that we once experienced such hardships.Baphi o Shaka,baphi o Hitler,baphi o Saddam,baphi o Gadaff no-one is made. Of steel iron.Phunyuka keep up it my bro ,noma bangathini angeke sikulahle,qhubekela mpambili.

  35. People of Matebeland ,please stop this tribal politics.In the forth coming election please show your seriousness about change and not your game of division.If you fail us with that kind of behavior we will continue next time the struggle without you.

  36. Do no worry about what these people are saying that is them. They are Terrorists in Zimbabwe and they must not be treated lightly. I know these people they hate shonas shame. Punyu is a proper terrorist group of anti shona people. I suggest that they be given matebeleland to be their own country and that is it. because it will end up teaching shona people to hate which is not right, shonas are peace loving people accept those in Zanu pf only. TO HELL WITH TERRORISM

  37. Who are the terrorists,its you and your Zanu.We have never killed anybody not even a single rat,but how many people have you and your Zanu killed.Here I’m talking about innocent poor defenceless people,infants and 90 years old grannies.That’s why things are so bad in this country God is angry with what you did you people.We here in Matebeleland we are peace loving human beings.We have got so many tribes in our provinces ,we have got Kalangas,Vendas,Tongas,Tswana,Sothos,Xhosas and Nambyas,but we live as one.We treat each other with diginity and respect.You have never heard any report of violence against each other in our region.Its only you who are full of empty pride and lack of respect.You are the only trouble causers in this country and the region.Not all of you are bad,but unfortunately we can’t tell who is good and bad.As most of you pretend to be good if you want to gain our favour and support.If you get what you want you becomemonsters against us,and start biting your feeding hands.When Zanu killed our relatives most of you celebrated and even now some of are still proud that.None of your Bishops and Pastors criticized that,that means you all liked that.So why should we like our worst enemies?.You hate us more than what some us do to you.Don’t blame people like Phunyuka,but ask him why is he so full of hatred against you.May be is got a strong reason of that,you don’t know what happened to him did by who?SORRY ABOUT SOME MISTAKES.WHEN I’M ANGRY I SKIP SOME WORDS.

  38. It is quite disappointing to hear people who made a research about their (Zanu’s GRAND PLAN REVIEW)If they say there is a wonderful progress.The question is have they also looked at the negative impact caused by their foolish Grand Plan which has permanently devided the nation beyond reconciliation.Before that people of Zimbabwe were united,loving each other and working together e.g Joshua Nkomo was surrounded by the Shona people,loving each working as brothers ,there was a spirit of oneness.Until zanu poped up with their stupid idea and brainwashed so many innocent Shona people and gave them a negative view towards other tribes.If they say Shonas are all over the country and overseas.Did you at least,landed down and asked them how are they making living in those foreign countries?.It so disgracefully if you see how they live especially in South Africa.They’re the ones found at the churches being looked after by the men and women of God.Women,men and children are found at each and every corner of South African main roads with robots,Shona people are found dragging blind men, women and children asking for some money and food.Where is your progress?.Shame on you,people.You have lost your diginity and all the nation’s reputation.Now children and adults of neighbouring countries use Zimbabwe name as an insult.If I were you people I was going to hide my face with a monky face or a pulling socks.

  39. Wake-up guys that’s being stupid to reckon ,what those ancient people like Mzilikazi and his son (successor)King Lobhengula did what to who.Those people new nothing about about God,Satan and law.They didn’t even care about being naked they were just good as animals.They were no prisons where they could keep the wrong doers of that time.Killing was the only way that they could do to punish their opponents or law breakers and they were killing their own people same way to what they did to other tribes not shonas only. To reckon what they did that’s being primitive.That means these master minds of Grand Plan,next time they are going to hunt down for all the dangerous wild animals for having killed their forefathers.So who were you revenging for, by killing the innocent people of Matebeleland.The victors and the victims of that time were long-long dead about one hundred and fifty to two hundred years ago.So how long is the people of Matebeleland going to keep this in their minds too?.Because we witnessed the killing of our relatives,not through the history books like what you did.You never know whether that information was false or true,because no-one was there to testify.I’m sure people like Mzilikazi and Lobhengula are sitting next to God right now,because all what they did,they did it in darkness.No-one taught them about righteousness and sins.So what is it going to be with those shona people who killed consciously,knowing that it is against the human rights and God doesn’t forgive for the murder crime.Some of them claim that they grew up in churches.Which is a serious sin.

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