Listen folks, contrary to what most of you think or wish, the Grand Plan is not a fiction movie about to have a happy ending, it is a reality that has been in existence for the past 34 years. It is a strategy that has been effectively implemented and an evil strategy that has spread to all the four corners of the globe. It is being passed on from generation to generation and that is why there is such unity amongst these people. They tenaciously preach this message to their children. We can all wish we are going to wake up and discover it was all a dream, however it is time that I bring all of us to reality. This is not a dream nor a horror movie. Whilst we are hallowing in denial, our businesses have been shut down, our schools have been taken over, our languages are quickly being compromised, to the point of extinction, parents have lost jobs and cannot afford to support their families, let alone paying their children’s school fees. Our schools are lacking on so many fronts that our results are sub-standard compared to the rest of the country. Our children are subjected to sub-standard education. We are lacking in the teaching of Math and Science subjects to the extent that our universities cannot enroll our own children. Their grades are so poor they cannot advance their education. People we are incurring huge losses. Let us face the truth and understand this is not the case throughout the country.
Our young men have become an endangered species. I hope we do realize that anytime the men in the community are destroyed, there goes the nation. Certainly we can have a difference of opinion here, however this is what I believe, destroy the men, you may as well destroy the whole nation. I repeat the Ndebele (you know my definition of Ndebele from prior write-ups) man is an endangered species. He has been deprived of educational, business, and job opportunities and if a man cannot provide for his family, what happens to his self-esteem, pride, self-worth and ultimately the impact to his family and community at large? Are we getting this people? Are we getting it? Is this sinking in? During the Gukurahundi episode, I cannot imagine how difficult it was for our men to see their families vandalized, their women raped whilst they were helpless. A man’s soul is destroyed if he is subjected to a helpless state with regard to providing protection for his family. If a man’s soul is dead, this has huge implications people. Think about what this did to their self-esteem. This was a calculated move and strategy by the enemy. This has been their strategy for the past 34 years. People this is a reality. We can no longer afford to live in oblivion.
What are we dealing with here? Psychological denial? In the short-term psychological denial can help us maintain our sanity which is threatened by the awareness of the reality of this Grand Plan. In the short-term, denial can help us function day to day. In the short-term denial can prevent us from having to acknowledge painful realities of this Grand Plan, or prevent feelings or behavior and help us maintain a world view threatened by an unacceptable reality of truth. I believe in facing the truth. I do not believe in living in denial. Face the facts about life and every time you will come up with a solution to solve the issues that you face. Psychological denial is dangerous as it eventually leads to self-deception. In the longer term it requires continued compromises with reality to maintain the pretense that everything is fine. Long term it causes us to hate and despise those that tell us the truth, because we do not want to face the truth rationally. The denier must then place the blame for the unacceptable reality on someone else and that leads to increased conflict between those who are in denial and those who are not. Which side are you on? The denier will begin to distort language and logic to rationalize and justify their own behavior. Eventually cognitive strategies and rational argument will be abandoned altogether by the denier, because those strategies are not sustainable and are unable to convince others, at which point the person in denial will simply refer to his/her feelings or emotions as the sole justification. Is this what we have become? Finally the denier will feel justified in acting our against those who threaten the peacefulness of their fantasy. Is this where we are?
Whilst we are bickering amongst ourselves, these people have taken over what is rightfully ours and they are working as a united force. Whilst we were busy boasting of our well-earned positions when the Bulawayo industry was flourishing, whilst were looking down on our own people, these people were busy giving each other jobs. Whilst we were hoarding any information that comes our way pertaining to scholarships, job opportunities, business opportunities or any opportunity for that matter, these people were busy sharing it amongst themselves. Guess what yes those of us that got information did take advantage of it, however we ended up the only ones in those schools, those businesses, those jobs and now we are surrounded by these people and we are ask ourselves what happened. Well the answer is very simple, we did not take the time to cascade the same information so as to ensure our people where extended the same opportunities.
Whilst we are busy criticizing and pulling down those that attempt to do something for our cause, these people are busy standing side by side and strengthening each other by the day. Whilst we continue to criticize those that have paid the price to the extent of going to prison for our cause to the extent that we could not rally behind them until they lost all their possessions resulting in disillusionment, these people stand behind their leaders and they know how to be led. They acknowledge their leaders, they respect their leaders and we despise ours. For some reason we are waiting for a mighty leader to emerge from the sky whilst we are busy criticizing and demonizing those that attempt to work for our cause. Many are waiting on the sidelines for someone else to do the work. Others have great ideas about what needs to be done, and yet they are not willing to roll their sleeves to implement those bright ideas. This agenda has been cascaded all the way down to individuals who see it as their responsibility to implement, and hence the success that we so clearly see. Many of us have been in the diaspora for so long, that we are clueless of the reality of this matter.
Each time we turn around a new political party has been formed because we have failed to work as a united people. Gone are the days we can blame external forces for our defeat. A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. I have identified so many weak links and all I can say is unless we change our thinking, we are in deep trouble. We need a mindset change. We need to get to the point of acknowledging that unless we stand up as individuals to preserve that which belongs to us, we may as well accept that our future is doomed. We all have a responsibility and a role to play. We do not need to wait for a leader. We can at least make the effort to support those that rise up amongst us. We need to cease pursuing personal goals and initiatives. We must be nation focused and we must be consumed for those things that will benefit the nation at large. If you are concerned about personal gain, you have no right to lead. If you are consumed about holding a position so satisfy your ego, please get out of the way and let someone else take your position. We are in a crisis and we cannot afford having such people in leadership positions. I am not afraid to say such things, because I am not seeking a position, neither am I seeking a leadership role. I am concerned that our nation is in the hands of wolves and now is the time for us to rise up and do something about it.
INkosi ibusise abantu bakoMthwakazi. INkosi izaphendula imithandazo yethu. INkosi izaphakamisa ilizwe lakoMthwakazi. INkosi izasitshengisa indlela okumele siyilandele. Mayihlanganise inhliziyo zethu ukuba sibe ngabantu banye. Sibe lokuthula phakathi kwenhliziyo zithu. Izilonda ezisenhliziyweni zethu maziphole. Mayisuse ubuhlungu esibuthweleyo. Abantwana bethu sibafisela ukuba bakhule belokuhlakanipha okuvela kuyena ophezulu phakathi koku swela kwabo. Inhliziyo zethu mazimhloniphe zimnike udomo olunaphakade. Ithemba lethu livela kuye. Amandla ethu avela kuye. Ukubusa lokunqoba kwethu kuzavela kuye. Sibonga umusa lo thando lwakhe. Malidunyiswe igama lakhe pakhathi kwethu. Sisize Baba ukaba ngabantu abathanda ukuhamba ekukhanyeni, abantu abale qiniso, abantu abalo thando, abazonda ukuqindizela abanye. Qhinisa imizi yethu. Qinisa obaba bethu akuba benelise uku thwala imizi yabo ngendlela. Makube lokuthembana ezindlini zabantu bakho. Masinanzelele njalo siqhakathekisa ukuthi siphathane ngenhlonipho njalo ngesineke ezindlini zethu. Masizithobe phambi kwakho laphambi kwabantu bakho. Ukuziqhenya kwethu kumele kuvele kuwe ngoba siyazi ukuba konke esilakho kuvela kuwe.. Sicela ukuthula phakathi kwethu
Excerpts from the Grand Plan:
FOR RESTRICTED CIRCULATION For The Eyes Of The Shona Elite Only- Please Pass To The Most Trusted Shona People. The South African Grand Plan.
We,(Shonas)would like to applaud our efforts in making our 1979 and 2010 Grand Plans a successful mission. Our Plans did seriously damage to the Ndebele people of Zimbabwe. It went according to plan. They (Ndebele) have been starved of economic and educational opportunities which left them too crippled to advance their thoughts of ever challenging Shona Dominancy. This has left them with no option but to run back to their fore fathers ‘ land –South Africa. We have seriously distorted their languages to the extent that most of them no longer speak proper Ndebele, Kalanga and many of their languages without Shona connotations. The Gukurahundi rapes and killings managed to infuse our Shona blood into theirs hence weakening their inborn fighting militancy and stubbornness. The unleashing of Gukurahundi on Ndebele people sent fears in their spines that have forced them to bow down to our King Robert Gabriel Mugabe. Our Government has made great strides in making it Constitutional never to talk about Gukurahundi. This protects us (Shona people) to pursue our activities safely. Any Ndebele who critisises Mugabe, Shona Government or openly talk about Gukurahundi shall be criminalized and charged with treason. Crossing over to South Africa, we are here to finalise and finish the job we started back home. That the Ndebeles ran back to South Africa, we are after them to finish the unfinished task. They (Ndebele) are weak and cannot face us (Shonas) REVIVAL OF THE GREAT MUTAPA EMPIRE. The chasing away of all settlers in our land shall enable us revive our great Mutapa Empire, which stretched from the Zambezi River to the present Limpopo Province of South Africa, covering the great Mapungubwe game resort, stretching to the Kiteve and Madanda areas in the Mozambique and spreading to some parts of Botswana. Our government under Zanu PF is prepared to influence the formation and bankroll parties which want to engage into the “Land Revolution “. That shall give us a clear possibility of reviving our Empire and even stretching it further from where it ended. If our forefathers managed to build such a great empire, what shall stop our better equipped and better educated generation from reviving it and even stretching it further. Our “Land Revolution ” was not just meant to fast track settlers out of Zimbabwe but to enable (1) us a chance to revive our Mutapa Empire. Unnoticing Africans shall blindly buy into the idea and kick these settlers out as well, in the name of “Black and Local Empowerment and Correcting the Past Injustices “and 3 out of 10 spaces left void by these settlers will be filled up by our Shona people. That shall be the case in any corner of Southern Africa. (2) the government sponsored Shona people shall stretch their hands into the natural resources of Africa with ease. Sooner or later we shall have almost a quarter of natural resources in the SADC region being owned and controlled by our people. Using the African resources, we shall turn Harare into an African Capital. PERMITS That was the brain child of our Shona Government to convince the South Africans to provide Zimbabweans with Permits so that we are safe to stay in South Africa and push hard our plans to Shonarise all South African systems-slowly. It is now safe for us to regroup and articulate our strategies of penetrating South African systems while in possession of legal documents. We shall plant Shona personnel in various departments for the benefit of all Shonas who will be coming to South Africa. The permit issuance programme has as well automatically kick started our pursuit for the revival of our Mutapa Empire and has almost made it a success. Through that program, we have managed to drive South Africans out of ‘their’ Limpopo farming lands and to date almost half of the Limpopo farm labourers are Shonas. We shall create scenarios that will promote the consideration of permanent stay in South Africa for the Ndebele people so they may never think of returning back to Zimbabwe. They should rather be in possession of Asylum papers to weaken their efforts of getting Permanent jobs and involvement in businesses. We intend creating understanding between South Africans and Shonas only to promote our objectives. We want them (South Africans)to learn and understand the Shona language. LANGUAGE We salute our Africa’s most intelligent leader RG Mugabe. We salute the resilience of all Shona people who have refused out-rightly to speak Ndebele language; we shall forever refuse to speak Zulu; Xhosa; Sotho; Venda nor any other South African language. We shall communicate with them in English until they realize our presence and bow down. We shall slowly and cautiously change Southern Africa to Shona territory. Our Shona brothers are busy –hard working in Botswana as well to Shonarise all systems-we want results and nothing else. Our Shona teachers employed in South African schools are actively involved in teaching Shona to South African children. So far efforts made are commendable. SHONA AGENTS So far in various South African systems our people are making a splendid job .The presence of our people in the media-SABC-is a big step towards our great plans. Our son there is working according to book. Our Shona boys recruited in the soccer fraternity to play for South African PSL teams is also a great achievement. The recruitment of Shona teachers in education is a milestone. Most Shona teachers are Mathematics and Science experts-they cannot be avoided as South Africa is in dire need of these teachers. We are and have infiltrated the music industry. Our musicians in collaboration with South African counterparts are working very hard to infuse our Shona language into South African music industry. In Botswana, musicians are beginning to include Shona tracks in their albums. This is a great contribution to our struggle. One day we shall convince them to sing the whole album in Shona. INTERMARRIAGES Like what we did to the Ndebele people, the hard working Shona men and women are currently enticing South Africans into relationships. The objective is to infuse Shona blood into the bloodstream of South Africans. We shall do so by indulging in fake relationships and marriages of convenience that shall see the creation of a new generation that is pro-Shona. We want to weaken that Zulu militancy and stubbornness. We want South Africans to realize and accept our presence and keenness to Shonarise their territory.
Message from ZANU PF:
- We have driven the Ndebele out of Matebeleland and Buruwayo over the past 34 years and our census back up this evidence and is a confirmation of the achievement of our Grand Plan
- Ndebele women are infertile. They are not worth marrying but only abuse and neglect. Look what even our wayward son Tsvangirai did with that Ndebele girl who happened to be fertile. He operated in line with our Grand Plan objectives of impregnating those Ndebele women who are lucky to be fertile and then abandoning them as per our objectives. We are still doing well in diluting and damaging the Ndebele.
- Ndebele men do not marry because we have made the majority of them jobless and economically poor hence their women are flocking to our people in huge numbers. They will continue to do so for the next coming years and by the time they realise it, we will have wiped the Ndebele and Ndebeleness out of the face of Zimbabwe. Cdes we are doing well and thanks for the great Messianic leadership of his excellency, the commander in chief of the Defence Forces of Zimbabwe, R.G. Mugabe.
- The plan to destroy Buruwayo economically has spectacularly succeeded. Our census reveals that this is so as thousands remain jobless in Matebeleland
- Our plan to destroy the Ndebele culturally and linguistically is still on course… We have deployed and we continue to deploy Teachers who do not speak local languages to Primary Schools and they are doing well as evidenced by the fact they are now running the Ndebele curriculum and scandalising local languages and the Ndebele Language examinations
- Realising what we have done over the years, Ndebele people are becoming jittery, therefore we have deployed the security apparatus into Matebeleland and made it a police territory. This is in anticipation of a possible uprising although this is still far from being a reality. We have got to be prepared for that eventuality and deal with them ruthlessly.
- We have reclaimed Matebeleland and most of our people are now owners of land in Matebeleland, right under their nose and they can not do anything
- We realize that the majority of Ndebele people still idolise Joshua Nkomo who gave Matebeleland to us and as such we have erected his statue in Bulawayo and this has proved magical for us. As they celebrate Nkomo, we celebrate his weaknesses that gave Matebeleland to us
- We have turned our swords to the white men too and we continue to do so without fear. We did strike “fear into the whiteman’s heart” during the land invasions and we continue to do so. There are some good Ndebele people who have worked hard to help us achieve our goals and we have rewarded them well. The late John Nkomo comes to mind. Professor Jonathan Moyo has been a dependable son of the soil who has been outstanding and managed to tame the ANC, Jacob Gadleyihlekisa Zuma and the so called big African Power South Africa. We defeated Mandela too. Obert Mpofu has been magical and dependable us. Simon Khaya Moyo has not disappointed us either and so is Khutshekhaya and Jabulani, the war veteran leader. This is just to name but a few. Dumiso Dabengwa is trying to rebel but it will not be for long. We are monitoring him closely and if he becomes too big for his boots, we will deal with him ruthlessly.
- We have taught both the Ndebele and the whitemen who is the boss in Zimbabwe.
They now know their place in Zimbabwe.
- A few Ndebele people refuse to speak our language and we should ensure that we criminalise this behaviour through our security apparatus and those who dare challenge us must be dealt with ruthlessly
- We have virtually taken over local governmental administration levers of power in Matebeleland, giving us access to local resources in this territory. We must accelerate the pace of resource exploitation in this territory for our benefit, while their so called leaders remain silent.
Long Rule ZANU PF, Long Live R.G Mugabe, our only given son of God, our Messiah!
The Grand Plan Enhancement”
TO OUR BUSINESS PEOPLE, FINANCIERS, AND OTHERS
There is nothing like MTHWAKAZI; what a day dream by the MATABELELAND PEOPLE. Code xxx must succeed within 5 years. Whoever coined that a leopard does not shed its spots or a young of a snake is a snake as it kills was not mistaken and must be commended for such articulation. We have seen the fulfillment of these words in the presence of the Ndebele people among us. They have spoilt our progress and destroyed civilization and our nationhood. To curb these settlers from remaining thorns in our flesh we must revive the objectives of the 1979 Grand Plan. The document must actually be elevated to the status of the Shona Koran. Every Shona must keep it as an emblame of hope hanging in their homes.
2) Enter the MDC
As the MDC we would like to assure you that the real enemy is not the Shonas in Zanu but the Ndebeles in both Zanu and MDC. We continue to strike fear in their hearts but we must do so underground though with speed and caution.
3) Taking over Matabeleland.
When we realized that these Ndebeles were voting in unison against all our political movements we launched the project of importing voters to Matabeleland .This project which began in 2005 has to date seen 70 000Shona settle in Matabeleland and I believe it worked in our favor as witnessed in the 2006 elections which we won convincingly in their areas. The Ndebeles boycotted the elections and our “exports” saved us by turning out to vote in large numbers. This project will continue to be advanced so than in future elections we will do without any Ndebeles.
4) Shona Candidates
One thing to note is the way our Shona candidates have made inroads into Matabeleland constituences.As the MDC, we have managed to impose Shona candidates in Matabeleland which RG failed to do in 28 years. One such example is Grace Tafadzwa Gombani, who stood in Mpopoma -Pelandaba senatorial constituency as Grace Dube for cover up and the Ndebele fools who voted fell for the trap. Their primitive reasoning failed them.
5) The 14 page document
We should also realize the wonders of the 14 page document. It paid us dividends when the primitive Ndebele people switched their little support from Mugabe to us. Surely their fore fathers must be turning in their graves.
The Ndebeles have a history of selling out. It began with their terrorist King Lobengula, who sold our country to the white men for the taste of sugar. Then the imbecile Joshua Nkomo,who surrendered his popularity for a silly cabinet post in our President` s office. We thank this as it left the Ndebeles in serious state of confusion. We must never allow them to recover and unite again; such efforts must be funded tirelessly. Now we have thrown a big uppercut on the Ndebele jaws. Their seemingly stubborn recently Mps gluttony sold out their voters for some two nights in a Botswana hotel, a night in a five Meikles Hotel here at home, cell phones and a few US dollars. Let’s embrace these Mps for a while and totally destroy the Ndebele legacy. The election of the Ndebele Speaker of Parliament Lovemore Moyo meant to blindfold the world not to see our underground plans. They now see us as true democrates yet the man is politically a none starter. He is our chair man by selection not election and we will drop him before he accidentally turns powerful.
7) Bulawayo Agenda
Let’s pay tribute to our Matabeleland pressure groups that are on our side as we continue to achieve our goals. Special thanks to the Bulawayo Agenda and its entire leadership championed by our cadre Godern Moyo who has whipped the Matabeleland population to our ranks. We should with great care award such people. We acknowledge and commend the recent move by our financiers that saw him get a good and decent place of residence.
We have broken the backbone of Matabeleland by invading
The heart of the Ndebele which is Bulawayo City Council. For years it has remained their pride and symbol of existence. Now our brave Shona warriors are councilors there. We want people to TAURA in council meetings not just for five years but forever. We are currently working on reforming the housing department so that 90% of accommodation belongs to the Shona land lords with the remnants of them remaining our lodgers.
Look at the way their Highlanders is low landing these days. Our current running three-year plan has greatly influenced the recruitment of Shona players including our son Reuben Tsengwa. Our boys are living up it expectation.
The challenge we are now facing is switching power from aging Zanu-pf geriatrics to our young and more vibrant movement. We are not fighting Zanu domestic policies on our black foreigners but their foreign policy losing credible friends who count the most in critical times such as these.
We acknowledge you as business people who are supporting our struggle for the total Shona hood. Our resolutions must never falter. The Ndebeles must trek back across the Limpopo River to live peevishly among their equally uneducated Zulu brothers. These so called Ngunis never break ties. Thabo Mbeki is trying to empower them through the back door in these tripartite talks .It seems he has passed on the virus to Jacob Zuma who, because of his blood links to Ndebeles may be more dangerous to our programs. We hope the South African courts will rule in a way that weakens these two.
There are some Ndebeles who must be eliminated in order to achieve our goals. These dissidents continue to enlighten the Ndebele and if they remain unchecked they will hamper our smooth progress.
This document is sensitive and as such should be handled only by officers of Triple X. Spread the gospel to free Shonas. I encourage you to receive this new untainted gift in the form of Morgan for more gain, more freedom and more Shonas.
Remember to use the slogan as you meet .X X X; Xenogeny, Xenomania, Xenophobia”.
The Original Grand Plan:
Zimbabwe: blueprint for a massacre? (October 26, 2002)
Published by The Times Online. reported by Matthew Parris.
An document, according to Matthew Parris in his article “The bloody catastrophe that awaits Zimbabwe”, that supports the theory that Zimbabwe’s Mashona tribe may soon be urged by President Robert Mugabe into a genocidal bid to take lands from the southern Matabele
- FOR RESTRICTED CIRCULATION
- FOR THE EYES OF THE SHONA ELITE ONLY!
- PLEASE PASS TO MOST TRUSTED PERSON!
- PROGRESS REVIEW ON THE 1979 GRAND PLAN
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 person 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 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.
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.
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 not 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 whom have fallen victim to consumptive jealousy and betrayal. Several of them rubbished themselves to the political dust bin, and personalities like Edgar Tekere and Edson Zvobgo are not exceptions.
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 defeat 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 attract serious and perilous consequences to him.
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 a 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 to Western opinion.
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 dividends.
For many years both the Ndebeles and Europeans 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 illustrious son of the Shona people ensured that the two groups pay dearly for the evil deeds of the 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 politically expedient to do so?
It costs a daring mind to carve a 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 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 of “towering African statesman” created by his imperialist jailers, collapsed no sooner than it had started.
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 blemish his political career. As if his political career is more important than the black people in South Africa. At the present moment, the African continent needs genuinely high calibre leadership that is self-assertive and principled, a leadership that is selfless, a leadership that will serve the people’s interest. Mandela simply chickened out and retreated in haste unremorsefully. Praises continue to be piled on him because he did not touch the foundation of white wealth.
Future Shona generations will forever enjoy the opportunities and privileges 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.
Such are our differences that must be resolved not in a 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 jon 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.
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 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 militarily 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 exraction. A black settler is as unwelcome as a white settler in our country.
Mzilikazi’s men, in particular under the command of his terrorist successor Lobengula, wreaked 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.
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.
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 straightforward case of political subjugation of the Shona people.
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 rescued 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 by the Ndebeles.
The whites too were in search of land. Back home (UK) they were little 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. Insofar 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 militarily 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 in itself a criminal act. Having conquered our people they immediately went into an unbridled frenzy of raping Shona women producing a mixed breed that has been behaviourally as confused as the act of rape itself since that time. The breed chronically suffers from an 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 savagery was soothed by a crude dosage of religious opium administered by their forerunner imperialist chief-scout, Robert Moffat – a man of the cloth.
The rest of the details of this carnage may be obtained from history texts as well as from the sad oral tales of our people.
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 on 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.
The Majority Shona people had realised that our partnership with deposed 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 it 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.
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.
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.
It is a known fact, though, that ever since its conception, Zanu had a double-pronged struggle to wage, that is on the one hand against the Ndebeles and on the other against the 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.
The Ndebele’s had no legal claim whatsoever upon Zimbabwean sovereignty just like their earlier cousins (followers of Shoshangane) 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.
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 who 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 U.N. 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.
Now, in a struggle comrades, you must have strategies and develop your own tactics suitable for the environment in which that struggle 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 not found wanting in this regard. Men and women made of the correct political material and with characters made of sterner stuff tempered with resilience, honesty, 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.
When R.G. took over the reigns 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 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.
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 meaningless 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.
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 boundless 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 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 out on the war front fighting Rhodesian forces. Zipra was strong but inexperienced since they knew no battles of note. Nevertheless, Zipra remained an impediment in our desire to conclusively deal with the issue of Ndebeles and their ugly past and the need to pacify Zapu was never greater than in 1980.
R.G. instantly realised that it would be futile to draw open battle -lines with “va-Dumbugura” preferring quietly to 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 far and wide.
On the other hand, R.G. created a small rebel force comprising 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 this wondering that they got ambushed, killed and displayed at Police Camps until they began to decompose.
The Government sponsored dissidents straight away went into an orgy of bandit 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.
A perfect pretext had been created. The 5th Brigade was then swiftly deployed in the three provinces to “deal with dissidents” under the command of that agile and indestructible Perence Shiri. The real targets were Ndebele civilians and Zipra men whose fathers had committed crimes against the Shona people. The strategy worked well, in no time Zapu’s political structures were smashed.
Within five years, 25 000 Ndebeles had been 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 in spite 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.
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 in so far as to who matters in this country. The Ndebeles now fully know who wields what political clout in this country and this sets the stage for the discussion of other achievements of the 5th Brigade. The achievements include:
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.
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 ZTV 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 groups 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 according to the language spread. Shona speakers are now everywhere, in every corner of the country not as vegetable vendors but 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, newspapers 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 a white man attempted to speak Shona for instance, if the white man in church spoke broken Shona, like “imwari yedu” you could not miss the excitement and aoppreciation 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 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 is 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 shot 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.
Roughly 95% of Government jobs in Matabeleland and almost 100% in the rest of the country are held by Shonas. We cited the relevant departments earlier and added to them are parastatals such Dairibord (DZ Ltd), Railways, CSC, GMB, where all 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 Mtshabezi dam of 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 to 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 countrywide but Ndebele is confined to Matabeleland 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 a Ndebele lost cause. Their days are certainly numbered as the 4th Chimurenga will leave no stone unturned, even religious stones will roll.
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 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 in the gap as a result of seeking redemption from Shonas.
Marriage partner preferences bear further testimony to the superiority of Shonas. 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 (illiegimates) 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.
The emergence of Shona indigenous black business entrepreneurs is another great achievement towards 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 Phillip 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.
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 well calculated. The appointment of a Shona to head the Central Bank (Reserve Bank) ensured that no one else gets a banking licence except Shonas, paving the way for the establishment of 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 development 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), Thata 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 acquifer – the most valuable land in this area. The Shona man from Gweru was facilitated with a $60 million loan to takeover a highy 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 in the same area, thanks to these banks and A2 resettlement. More and more large properties (farms) in Matabeleland, especially Nyamandlovu,have fallen into Shona hands under the A2 Fast Track Resettlement. Shona workers are employed on 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% of the staff is Shona.
R.G. sourced funds from the IMF and World Bank and then channelled 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.
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 done through the resettlement programme. The deployment of Shonas in Rural Matabeleland will be the last blow to break the spine of the enemy. Because of this vision on our part, political power cannot be allowed to slip into the hands of tyrants. 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 Unity Accord was a farce or smokescreen face server 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 farmers 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 who bought farms are as guilty as their fathers who horse-pegged Zimbabwean land, parcelling it out to world 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 to dump them so that their presence within our ranks does not unmake our victories in the area of marginalising them. Fortunately, most of them are not intellectually gifted enough 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!
The deeds of the 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