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Mthwakazi



Mthwakazi as a nation covers today's Matebeleland and the Midlands in Zimbabwe.

This is the territory that was occupied by the people under king Mzilikazi and thereafter his son Lobhengula before colonialism. During the war of Independence for Zimbabwe, the Shona people of Zimbabwe under Robert Mugabe produced a document called the Shona Grand Plan. In this document they set up a full Roadmap that has been methodically executed by ZANU PF and Robert Mugabe on his path to destroy the people of Mthwakazi.

After the Independence of Zimbabwe, this Shona Grand Plan was taken up and used during the Gukurahundi 5th brigade atrocity on the Ndebele people across Matebeleland and Midlands, in which well over 300,000 people died or disappeared. Up to this day there is no accurate accounting of this genocide nor adequate recognition.

There is no reason why Mthwakazi should honor the colonial idea of two nations living under one flag. Rhodesia or Southern Rhodesia and then Zimbabwe, are all colonial concoctions that Mthwakazians will continue working tirelessly to rid.

The nation of Mthwakazi seeks self determination from present-day Zimbabwe and its corrupt rulers.

The Mthwakazi People's Congress (MPC)

Following wide consultation which culminated in two world-wide Conferences held on the 21st and 28th January 2006, it was agreed:MPC is a social democratic political movement which unites different groups and organizations fighting for the political independence and separate statehood of Mthwakazi. MPC represents everyone who wants to be part of Mthkawakzi regardless of colour, tribe or creed.

1. That the nation of Mthwakazi seek secession from present-day Zimbabwe and seek peaceful political means to achieve that goal;

2. That all organizations and groups involved with promoting Mthwakazi as a nation, be it in politics or outside politics, form a united political front to pursue uMthwakazi's secessionist agenda;

3. That there are different ways and means of waging a political struggle and that these different strategies be accommodated within the new united front;

4. That the new united front be constructed as a broad movement, not a political party, in order to accommodate the different political strategies pursued by the different member organizations and groups.

5. That the name of the new united front be MTHWAKAZI PEOPLE'S CONGRESS (MPC).



Mthwakazi Liberation Front (MLF)

Mthwakazi Liberation Front (MLF) is a grassroots movement that seeks to liberate the people of Mthwakazi (Matabeleland and Midlands regions of modern day Zimbabwe) from the Zimbabwean colonial yoke. Mthwakazi Liberation Front is thus a democratic product of a broad consensus by various political and civic organizations representing the various nations, nationalities and peoples of Mthwakazi. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa on the 17th October 2010 and launched in Bulawayo, Mthwakazi on the 28th December 2010 it is currently headquartered at Office 9, Solomon Building, Cnr Raymond and Rockey Street, Yeoville, Johannesburg, South Africa.

OBJECTIVES

1. To liberate Mthwakazi from Zimbabwean occupation and colonial rule.

2. To promote unity in diversity based on equality.

3. To promote all marginalized languages and cultures of Mthwakazi.

4. To create a democratic state of Mthwakazi based on the rule of law.

To this end, we subscribe to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United Nations Convention against Torture, the principles of the Rome Statute, the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and the Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and of Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief, all of which guide our ethical conduct as a movement.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Mthwakazi Liberation Front (MLF) is the leading voice of the voiceless and marginalized people of Mthwakazi (Matabeleland and Midlands regions of modern day Zimbabwe) that has scored a number of significant victories in its quest to liberate the people from the Zimbabwe. Below are some of the accomplishments;

1. Launched the movement in Bulawayo's Stanley Hall on the 28th of December 2010.

2. Held several rallies in Bulawayo and South Africa.

3. Approached several embassies highlighting the plight of Mthwakazi people.

4. Researched on the history of Mthwakazi with a view of re-writing it.

5. Worked with the South African Government on the documentation of Zimbabweans, with the movement spearheading the documentation of the Mthwakazians most of whom are / were not properly documented.

CONCLUSION

In conclusion, it is important to state that the Republic of Mthwakazi will realize her status as one of the state/nations in the world. She will be a leading torch bearer in all democratic practices that will be adored by other nations. The governance will be routed in a mass driven, broad and consensus based democracy. The realization of all the ideological aims and objectives will be a long lasting solution to self-determination and freedom from the discriminatory and murderous yoke of black tribally dominated government.