Mthwakazi boundaries: The history of our borders – Legal and crafted just like all other borders of other countries in the rest of Africa and the world...
Mthwakazi Restoration (PDF)Mashonaland and Mthwakazi are two separate states which were forcibly joined together in 1923 without the consent of people from Matabeleland and Mashonaland.
The arrangements were done by white colonialists. Mashonaland was first to be colonised in 1890 and Matabeleland was then colonised in 1893 hence the disappearance of king Lobhengula after a fierce battle at Gadade in Ntabazinduna between whites and Ndebele warriors where more than 6000 warriors of Lobhengula perished and thousands of civilians were murdered.
Our border between Matabeleland and Mashonaland is at Munyathi River in Kwekwe which was signed between king Lobhengula and star Leander Jameson in 1891. Whilst beit bridge border post was signed for in 1887 .
Ramoquabane border in plumtree was signed in 1888 as well as the Zambezi Livingston border in 1888 , all these borders were signed for by king Lobhengula.
We are the only country in the world with two state houses one in Bulawayo and one in Harare, two reserve Banks one in Bulawayo and one in Harare and two high Courts, one in Bulawayo and one in Harare.
Konke lokhu kutshengisa sobala ukuthi uMthwakazi yisizwe esizimele.
We are two separate countries, Mthwakazi & Mashonaland. It is not Zanu PF and it is not PF Zapu that joined the two countries/colonies. It was the tricksters of the British Government and monarch preceeded by the government of Ian Douglas Smith (the Rhodesian Front) working in favor of the current Zimbabwe government which they thought would take care of their interests till eternity after 1980.
Mthwakazi colonised within the boundaries of Zimbabwe
The map below shows the boundaries of as they are known today. Mthwakazi Kingdom is entangled within these borders, owing to the injustices of colonial atrocities by the British.
Furthermore the government of Zimbabwe unleashed Gukurahundi between 1982 and 1987 which killed more than 500 000 Ndebele speaking people of Mthwakazi and maimed and displaced millions. The terrors were unleashed on the masses of Mthwakazi beginning in some areas of the Midlands part of Mthwakazi in today’s Zimbabwe; (Midlands that is in Munyathi River).
Mthwakazi consists of more than13 tribes namely; Kalanga, Tonga, Sotho, Ndebele, Xhosa, Venda, Nambya, Tshangani, Abasangwe, Lozi, Abasarwa, etc. Yet Mashonaland has not more than 5 tribes.
The biggest challenge we face as a nation is loss of identity. The Mthwakazi nation has been subject to tyranny for so long identifying oneself as one seems a setback and betrayal of the tyrant system. Terming the Zimbabwe government tyrant is an understatement when one comes to know and understand the pain that has been inflicted on the nation. The continued subjection to pain alters the pride and love for oneself leading to an affinity or a longing to be part and parcel of the oppressor even if it means being a lap dog on the dinner table.
Only a few will realise truth and be termed sellouts and enemies of the state. Insanity will be the diagnosis everyone gives to them. The second liberation struggle as per the regime history talks of a group of people who went against the grain and fought for their freedom. We would like to believe none of these fighters identified themselves as Rhodesians, their movement was even named in honor of the coming nation, a free nation. We might seem like hooligans and headless chickens but that day will come when our efforts will yield freedom for Mthwakazi, a freedom inclusive of all, even the unbelievers. We suggest everyone of us gets on the freedom train and be part of the history our grandchildren will be proud to speak of.
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