MLF condemns the desecration of Nkomo's grave

MLF condemns the desecration of Nkomo's grave
Published: 02 July 2019 | by Dr Churchill Mpiyezwe Guduza, MLF President

The desecration of Nkomo's grave by these youngsters, whether Shona soldiers or simply disrespectful hooligans mus be condemned by all the people of Mthwakazi. Why? Because Nkomo represented an indelible impression, presence and symbol aganist white power, settler colonialism, subjugation and domination.


His greatest weakness was his inability to lead his people to real freedom and permanent security. He allowed himself to be misled by people who had no interests whatsoever in the liberation of the people from where he came. Yet he continues to represent even in death the hopes of many people.


Sadly Nkomo did not instill that continued sense of rebellion in the living along the lines of the mullahs or ayatollahs, for them to reject this over the top provocation with stealth determinism and resolve. Why must we accept this provocation? Why not come up with a price for the heads of these disrespectful provocateurs? Is it not time for all to see that Shona power will do absolutely nothing against this monumental disrespectful deed? Just when are we going to reject this humiliation,  domination and subjugation even in death of those we hold dear in our hearts?Are we that useless in totality as isizwe sabantu?


There can be no question that history is repeating itself. Over a century ago the white colonialists killed King Lobengula and hid his grave in order to prevent any pilgrimage from his people and we accepted that and began singing songs about his disappearance, but not holding white power to account.


Likewise, Nkomo's remains were interred in Harare, very far from his people, again to prevent any pilgrimage from his followers. Are you not shocked to discover that this is the first time that you have seen even in humiliation how his final resting place looks like? Can you really be sure that his remains are still intact there? Why not begin a formidable campaign of having his remains brought back to his real motherland where they belong?


Furthermore, are you ready to join in this campaign of ensuring that his remains are brought back where he will be respected and not  desecrated? If you remain inspired by his strengths and not his weaknesses, which inspired thousands to lay down their lives even for an unachievable dream, then it is time that you joined in a campaign that will bring his remains back where they belong and forever be respected.


Of course, the tragedy in all this is simply that we have not since Nkomo's time until today had anybody with such magnetic mobilisation powers. Had we had that, we could not still be under occupation and rule by conquest.


Perhaps one day such a charismatic leader with the interests of the people of Mthwakazi at heart will emerge. For now, I hope you will stop winging and do something about this disrespectful act. Surely you must be shocked to discover that even though you think and say that Nkomo was your leader, you are incapable of defending his legacy even in death.


Is it not time that you discovered that power matters in the lifetime of a people? It is in view of the foregoing therefore that all of us need to recognise the importance of political consciousness, we should never again follow any political movement like silent lambs only to be slaughtered and desecrated ahead.


When Nkomo led ZAPU he was convinced that he was building a new society on the values of freedom, equality and justice. Little did he know that his shona colleagues were only taking advantage of his unparalleled charismatic appeal for their own project that would elevate the shona from obscurity to dominance over the people of Mthwakazi.


Unfortunately, Nkomo died still believing that all would be free and equal in Zimbabwe. He was very wrong and proven wrong again by those who have the tenacity to desecrate his grave, but not a single one of the shona. So power matters. It is the ultimate goal that the people of Mthwakazi must aim for and get.


Only power once achieved by the people of Mthwakazi would ensure that no one gets away with this disrespectful deed of those soldiers sitting and drinking alcohol on the grave of Nkomo. Without power, there are millions of negative consequences such as perpetual humiliation and subjugation even in one's grave.


As I conclude, I must underline my total shock at the silence of Zapu, which has not reacted to this humiliation and desecration of Nkomo's grave. We wish they could issue a statement and tell us if they will still continue believing in the Zimbabwe project, and if they still believe in the idea not of freedom, but of the subjugation and domination of the people of Mthwakazi by the Shona.


For our part as the Mthwakazi Liberation Front (MLF), we can assure all and sundry that it is our mission to liberate not only the living but also all our dead. It shall be the policy of a Mthwakazi Government to ensure the return of all the remainsof all its people from wherever they are, including those now being desecrated in Harare.




- Source: MLF, published by umthwakazireview.com

Comments

Latest News

1893 MHRRM calls for Chief Ndiweni's release
The 1893 Mthwakazi Human Rights Restoration Movement (1893 MHRRM...
Toward the Re-Birth of Matebeleland Nation: MLO
1.7 Constitution of The Republic of MatebelelandTheRepublic of Mat...
Ambozania meets Canada regarding Economic Self-Determination
OEAS member The African People’s Liberation Movement and OEAS Se...
South Cameroon makes $25 million claim against Canada for Cameroon Tre
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  $25 million Claim Made Against Canadia...
Mzilikazi II on Grand Plan, Gukurahundi Column, Accord and Shona Occup
This is a follow up of my Press Release released on 3rd July 2019. The...

Polls

What is the greatest threat to Mthwakazi nation

73%
4%
6%
15%
Mzilikazi II address the Mthwakazi Nation and the World
I would like to make it known that I, as King of Matabeleland al...
Fear stricken Mnangagwa forces Matebeleland Chiefs to meet him over Ge
MLO notes with interest that the President of Zimbabwe Emmerson Mn...
Government of Switzerland to facilitate Ambazonia-Cameroun Talks
OEAS - ORGANIZATION OF EMERGING AFRICAN STATESFOR IMMEDIATE RELEAS...
MLF condemns the desecration of Nkomo's grave
The desecration of Nkomo's grave by these youngsters, whether Shon...
Holocaust Genocide Survivor to grace UK Matebeleland Gukurahundi Genoc
The 1893 Mthwakazi Human Rights Restoration Movement (1893 MHRRM) ...
Thutshu iSplash koBulawayo, koMthwakazi omuhle
Thutshu iSplash koBulawayo, koMthwakazi omuhle.Kafikanga ugaleleki...
Dumiso Dabengwa Foundation Director's Life in Grave Danger
The 1893 Mthwakazi Human Rights Restoration Movement (1893 MHRRM) ...
Zapu's Complacency cost us in a big way
Baka Mthwakazi. I have since recognised that my article posted yes...
Mzilikazi II attends Bakholokoe Annual Event in KZN
HRM King Mzilikazi II visited South Africa on the 25th May 2019 to...
Join Matebeleland Gukurahundi Genocide Memorial Day on 29th June 2019
Join Matebeleland Gukurahundi Genocide Memorial Day on 29th June 2...
Mzilikazi II condolence message to Dabengwa family
King Mzilikazi II and the Kingdom of Mthwakazi join the Family of ...
1893 MHRRM condolence Message to Dabengwa family and Nation
It is with deepest and most profound sadness that the 1893 M...
1893 MHRRM condemns Ndiweni harrassment
We strongly condemn, unreservedly, the attempts made on Chief Nhla...
MLF calls for a Sovereign Fund
Mthwakazi Sovereign FundDear All,As the leadership of Mthwakazi Li...
RSA Indoni Queen Joins Uloyiko
Audrey Kozwana Skhosana, who won Miss Indoni Cultural SA 2017, is ...
We are not part of Matebeleland Collective:uMhlahlo Wesizwe
08 May 2019Re: UMhlahlo we Sizwe sikaMthwakazi press release- Th...
Notice of Demand for The Restoration of Matebeleland: Siwela
Notice of Demand for The Restoration of Matebeleland StateUnder th...
Matebeleland Gukurahundi Genocide Memorial Commemorative Day 2019, UK
Matebeleland Gukurahundi Genocide Memorial Commemorative Day 2019,...
1893 MHRRM Launches Genocide Memorial Day Commemorative Events in the
1893 MHRRM Launches Genocide Memorial Day Commemorative Events i...
uLoyiko Ensemble to Premiere at Pretoria's Momentum State Theatre
South African theatre ensemble, uLoyiko has informed umthwakazir...
1893 MHRRM condemns planned Genocide mass grave Exhumations
1893 MHRRM condemns planned Genocide mass grave ExhumationsThe 189...
1893 MHRRM condemns Mnangagwa's use of instrumental power over civic o
1893 MHRRM condemns Mnangagwa’s use of instrumental power ...
Africa's first Digital Music Competition To be Launched
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 09 AUGUST 2018South African based company...
Mzilikazi II's Festive Season Greetings/Wishes
Royal Kingdom of MthwakaziP.O. Box 2954, Bulawayo Mobil...
1893 MHRRM rounds up Motlante and his sanitization Commission
1893 MTHWAKAZI HUMAN RIGHTS RESTORATION MOVEMENT 1...
Mnangagwa exhumes the 80's Matebele Gukurahundi Genocide Slogan
President Mnangagwa' s angry outbursts at Zanu PF conference on Fr...
Gukurahundi Genocide and RSA: Dr Ngwenya
Presentation made by Dr Blessed Sitshela Ngwenya at the 1893 Mth...
Moses Mzila Ndlovu jets in for the Matebeleland Gukurahundi Genocide C
The 1893 Mthwakazi Human Rights Restoration Movement (1893 MHRRM...
Appeal to flood Tredgold Court Number 2 tomorrow
A plea to all Mthwakazi people to come to  Tredgold Court Num...
A witness narrative to brutal arrests of Matebele Genocide Testifiers
Yesterday I had a very moving moment at the Kgalema Montlante Comm...