Loyiko - this group of young men and women from South Africa cannot have their efforts and heroism on behalf of the nation of Mthwakazi go unnoticed. Loyiko has been threatened, cursed and harrased in every way and form by known and unknown agents of the perpetrators of Gukurahundi. Loyiko has taken the bull by the horn as they began their work several years ago focusing mainly on highlighting the gross and inhumane violations against human rights by Zimbabwe's tribalist government against the people of Mthwakazi (Matebeleland and Midlands), where over half a million Ndebele speaking people were killed and Millions were either displaced, disappeared, maimed or arrested for merely speaking the language isiNdebele and also leaving in the region of Matebeleland and Midlands (the Kingdom of Mthwakazi).
Loyiko has worked hard concientising South Africans in their home country about the atrocities that continue even today against the people of Mthwakazi. The group Loyiko recently led awareness demonstrations against Zimbabwe's Gukurahundi and those demonstrations were attended by AbaThwakazi coming to South Africa to participate in the demonstrations, from outside the host borders of the demonstrations.This was a proud moment for the nation of Mthwakazi, to realize that we are not the forgotten child afterall.
Loyiko has a popular play produced and directed by their in-house theatre production and cast. This play is a real life depiction of Gukurahundi as it unfolds to the population of Mthwakazi. IsiNdebele is the main Mthwakazi language that has been used by Zimbabwe's tribalist government to identify victims to discriminate, deprive, torture, oppress, murder and disappear. The nation of Mthwakazi has many different languages spoken within it that all form the Kingdom and isiNdebele being the main language of the nation, which is spoken by the majority; it was and continues to be an identifying tool for the perpetrators when targeting Mthwakazi's nationals.
Loyiko! the struggle continues and Mthwakazi is with you...!
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