School head in tribalism storm

Mr William Ncube

Mr William Ncube

Andile Tshuma, Chronicle Reporter
THE headmaster of Magwegwe High School in Bulawayo is under fire after allegedly banning the singing of Shona songs at his school.

Mr William Ncube is alleged to have banned pupils from singing Shona songs or war cries during sports events or at assembly.

Bulawayo Acting Provincial Education Director Mrs Olicah Khaira said the Ministry of Primary and secondary Education was investigating the matter.

“I cannot comment much on the matter as I am not in the office. However, investigations into the issue are underway,” she said.
An open letter, purportedly written by pupils at the school, has gone viral on social media platforms.

The pupils are requesting Mr Ncube to desist from fanning tribalism and are demanding equal treatment at the school.

The Chronicle visited the school yesterday and spoke to members of staff. The headmaster was said to be away.

“On behalf of the Magwegwe High School students, we are against the decision by our headmaster to bar the singing of Shona songs at our school. As students we say no to tribalism and any form of violence. Whatever happened in the past must not include us as the so called born frees. We will not be used to settle past differences. We cannot be used in conflicts or fighting each other. We believe in unity and nothing else,” reads part of the letter.

The letter says the headmaster is quoted as having said he will be in trouble with the PED if pupils were allowed to sing Shona songs.

“What surprised us the most was the fact that he told the SDC chairman that if the PED gets the news that we were singing Shona songs, the school was going to be charged. (Khumalo, uPED engezwa kuthiwa kuhlatshelwa ingoma zale lapha kuyabuya incwadi engaka). Is it true that our PED has stopped the singing of Shona songs at all schools in Matabeleland?” asked the pupils.

A teacher who spoke on condition of anonymity confirmed that the Shona language ban had caused tension among members of staff.

“The headmaster knows his job but is a divisive leader. He is only against Shona members of staff and any Ndebele who sympathises with them or is not in support of tribalism.

“We have many Shona children at the school, we need to accommodate everyone but when we are told that a certain language cannot be used at the school because it is not within the region it becomes worrying,” she said.

Another member of staff who did not disclose his position at the school said he was now worried that the tribal issue was going to affect the reputation of the school and enrolment.

“This has brought a lot of tribal tensions and the school has been divided on tribal grounds. It’s an unhealthy learning environment because children are being groomed not to see beyond ethnic differences. We are not teaching tolerance and I’m feeling embarrassed to be a member of the school,” he said.

Some pupils who spoke to The Chronicle said senior pupils at the school were assisted by disgruntled teachers to pen the letter of complaint.

According to teachers at the school, Mr Ncube, prior to coming to Magwegwe, ran into trouble at Milton High School.

In October 2015, The Chronicle reported that Mr Ncube and his deputy Ms Nosizi Muleya were suspended after an audit conducted by the ministry allegedly exposed embezzlement of funds at the school. — @andile_tshuma

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  • Tribalism Hater

    and for a fact Ncube is to a Ndebele surname, maybe if he was khumalo, Bhebhe, in thia day and age you are still tribal. no wonder mos of the Ndebele women go for Shona guys, they dont waste time being tribal, the shona guys look for money.

    • Bulawayo born

      ENgazathi eHarare bayacula ngesiNdebele .uright wena Ncube

      • Mgandane KaMagwegwe

        Uyanya wena asifuni ngoma zesishona lana futhi ezisekela ithimu yeSalisbury, yikho sifuna inkosi ibuse ukwenzela ukuthi ulimi lukaMthwakazi luhlonitshwe. Lamatishala awesishoneni yiwo alobandlululo achasisa izifundo ngesitshona labo kabahlolisiswe.

    • Mhlawuli

      There is no difference between you and Ncube. Instead of dissuading tribalism you bring another dimension. Tribalism is primitive and should never be given space in modern society.

      • THE TRUTH

        There is nothing wrong with tribalism or racism if they are used as a corrective measure in a country run by stubborn hard of hearing governments. For 38 years in Zimbabwe, everything has been done to favour the Shonas – Matebeleland has to use tribalism to correct Shona ZANU tribalism!

    • Regime_Change

      Wena, yekela ukuqamba amanga about Ndebele women. These intermarriages are happenning everywhere and Shona women also marry Ndebele men. There is no statistics avaialable to support this stupid claim. Its surprising that people who can read and write also still believe lies peddled by their ancestors

      • Top Sgelekeqe

        Inkinga yamaSHONA is that they are so obsessed with the Ndebele people they have virtually handed over Harare and their own Shona women to Nigerians and the Chinese. They focus too much on Matebeleland yet, everything in their Shona backyards is being taken over by these foreigners. They rush for Matebeleland women, their women are taken over by Nigerians. Some are beiing fckkd for $2 Chinese workers. There are Nigerian hair salons everywhere in Harare, yet these Shonas are always rushing to Bulawayo. Shonas are really useless I must say!

    • kjp

      Ncube is a Ndebele whether you like it or not. Look for money my foot? If we were to come up with statistics of the most poorest tribe in Zimbabwe the Shonas will rule the roost. Go to Mashonaland and anywhere in Southern Africa see how these people live cloistered poverty stricken lives in crowded dilapidated buildings and when you give them lodgings they call the whole clan. Shona women are dirty and they do not have style hence their men always look elsewhere. Robert Gabriel father ran away from Bona and sought a beautiful Kalanga woman from Tsholotsho kkk.He also married a Ghanaian where were Shona women? HE later married Grace because she was born and bred in South Africa.We have never had of any school in the the Midlands other than in Silobela and Lower where Ndebele is widely spoken that teaches both languages.Why in Magwegwe? If I was the head I would deal with these shona teachers once and for all or even engage the community to deal with this rot .

      • kjp

        Ichronicle layo iswele istory lapha shame kuyini ukumangalisayo ngakho lokhu. UKaira ngumaHadebe angiboni ukuythi idoti le uzayinika inhlonipho

      • josefa chinotimba

        So sad of you wena baba.I feel like i want to cry after reading your piece of nonsense,silima somuntu.You will never prosper because of your tribal tendencies.Ncube must stop the rot,that simple.

      • makanyara

        cry the beloved cry…

    • Shona Mdidi

      Your stupidity is beyond repair.Shonas are given better opportunities to copy,leak exams because their kith & kin are in control..that wont be long

    • Shona Mdidi

      That is not proven..it is a shame coming from someone who come from a country that boasts or “high literacy rate’ SHAME

    • THE TRUTH

      Voetsek. You have no business defining us – go back to Mashonaland!

  • Kudakwashe Garaikwazvo

    The only way to stop this is to make Shona and Ndebele compulsory say grade two to grade seven. this will unite the nation once and for all. Ndebeles will benefit in knowing the main language of the land while the shonas will benefit from knowing the second widely spoken language in the country. For future trade benefits every Zimbabwean will be able to penetrate South Africa, Swaziland, some parts of Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique where peoples speaking Zulu sub-dialects are known to exist.

    • Ginyambila

      What do you mean by main language of the land. So they will only learn Ndebele to penetrate South Africa and other countries. That’s bad.

      • THE TRUTH

        The main language of Zimbabwe is ENGLISH. Any language that doesnt facilitate commerce and industry and scientific progress can not be the main language. Shonas are just arrogant primitives with this Shona language nonsense of theirs. We dont want it in Mthwakazi – FULL STOP!!

    • Mzezuru

      Msunu kanyoko.

      • THE TRUTH

        Every Shona person in Matebelenad should be forced to learn a Mthwakazi languages – no Shona.

        Every Matland person must be fiorced to learn Shona in Mashonaland – no Ndebele. Its 50 – 50!

    • ROYAL MTHWAKAZI

      The only way to stop this is to ban the teaching of Shona in Matebeleland and force every Shona to chose anyone of Matebeleland languages with English as compulsory and to ban the teaching of Ndebele in Mashonaland and force every Ndebele to learn Shona in Shona provinces with English as a compulsory language. We want realistic and practical solutions here; not your theoratical ones – you know very well our population numbers are not the same. There will always be more Shona teachers than Ndebele teachers!

  • Solwazi

    Ncube may be wrong to some but truth be told, there is thi phenomenon which seeks to put to oblivion the Ndebele language. The ministry needs to look at the real problem and not punish Ncube. There is a protest or a voice that needs to be listened to.

    • makanyara

      saving siNdebele from oblivion doesnt have to mean putting down another language…

      • Top Sgelekeqe

        With you uncontrolled Shona breeding like flies; it has to mean exactly that – putting your Shona language down. Had you been a people who practice family planning and your population numbers were under control like the other tribes, all these tensions would not be there in Zimbabwe. In Matebeleland, we are being made to pay for Shona irresponsibility. That’s not cool!

  • Ngazimbi

    Just divide the country into two. Midlands, Matebeleland North & South and Bulawayo as one country . It’s goung to happen soon anywhere.

  • Chishwilishili

    Ncube is right our children need to know our language and not promote other languages otherwise our language will die. Check our children are forced to sing one national anthem stanza in Shona but in Harare they don’t sing in Ndebele. It goes deeper than Mr. Ncube.

  • Gen Gowon

    Lies abuse of children by Shona teachers.In fact it’s them who wrote that letter not children. We aware that the Public Service Commission has been employing Shona university graduates and sending them down here at the expense of Ndebele university graduates.Even primary school teachers were being sent by the Public Service Commission here at the expense of loitering qualified Ndebele school teachers.This PSC should be investigated.

  • Matematanda V.

    At least there is one school I can send my children to. He is good headmaster and I am proud of you him. Go to Harare and check if is there one school allowing their children to sing in Ndebele? This is not tribalism but it’s what we call common sense or wisdom.

    • Tendi

      If there are Ndebele children at a school in Mashonaland, why shouldn’t they be allowed to sing in Ndebele?

      • The BOSS

        Because tribalism in Mashonaland is not spoken verbally but is displayed using actions. This Headmaster is right as this encourages shona kids to learn ndebele. Otherwise they will only want to sing shona songs

        • Tendi

          You are just assuming. Move beyond Matland and your eyes will be opened. (Of cause not referring to moving to Mzansi). There are so many clever Ndebeles who are doing well in Harare and other Mashonaland regions. They own farms, companies and mansions in the heart of Mashonaland.

          • The BOSS

            Their success is on merit. It’s not like shona people are doing those ndebeles a favour no. Clearly you have never read the grand plan

          • Agrey Ngulube

            People with blinkered and myopic minds will embrace tribalism. It is fact that this sort of mentality is prevalent amongst daft dunderheads with personal issues

          • Top Sgelekeqe

            The Ndebele have a manageable population size. Everywhere they are, they are never a threat to Shona identity. Wena, you take that to mean Shonas are not tribalistic – far from it. The Ndebele numbers are so insignificant to threaten Shonas in anyway – in employment terms, economically, linguistically or culturally. If you come to Mthwakazi, Shonas everywhere come in huge numbers and above all, they dont integrate with locals; they insist on their Shona language everywhere; many dont learn local languages, even after they have been in Matebeleland for 10 years. Obviously Matebeleland feels threatened by such uncontrolled numbers and they will react. Then you inteprete that to mean tribalism-. Far from it!

          • Cde

            I hate tribalism but i love regionalism…the head is correct..Mashona go back if u dont learn Ndebele

      • THE TRUTH

        You are saying so, because you know Ndebele people know Shona and never push their Ndebele weight around in Mashonaland like the Shonas push their Shona weight in Matebeleland. Its the Shona people who are the problem here; not the Ndebele. Shonas must learn to accept that not everyone is Shona; that Zimbabwe is not for Shona people only. Get rid of and get over your Gukurahundi upbringing!!!

      • World Citizen

        The issue is on the use of the word allow!!! Why would he forbid children from singing in a particular language? That has nothing to do with culture but is tribalism. If he just said kids should not sing because it is noise noone would give a F! Bout the fact that he FORBIDS singing in a particular language is clear unashamed tribalism. And then you have kids turning out to be unruly members of society and you wonder where they get it from when they spend 8 hours being taught tribalism!

    • Vhudzidyena

      And where in Mashonaland has anyone been told not to sing in Ndebele …..don’t justify tribal cards with no facts ……..i have lived in Matelebeland for many years before coming back to Harare,thats a sad thing to hear coming from old people trying to inflict hatred into children in the guise of history….if that is the case everyone of us in Zimbabwe has an axe to grind within our past.

      • THE TRUTH

        The Ndebele in Mashonaland are integrated with the Shonas – you cant tell them apart. Therefore singing in Ndebele is unlikely. Shonas demand their Shona langauge everywhere they go – this is the biggest problem people of Matebeleland have with Shona people. They are not tribalistic – they just believe in respecting each other in each other’s home areas!

        • Gatsheni

          you are lying, if you say such things just mention where it happened to you

        • uMkhonto

          Thats true cde The Truth.

    • Gatsheni

      Dont lie to people i have lived and learnt in Harare half of my life no one tells you what to sing on or what language to speak. Dont try to complicate things that are easy. let the kids sing what they want and can

  • Toda kuti mudzikame

    Ndebeles are intolerant by nature. If you are buying things in town if you speak in Shona you get this attitude from the seller.In fact they would rather not accept your money because of that difference. They forget they are in business for money not language lessons!!!The problem is you rarely see a Ndebele beyond Matabeleland so that you at least begin to appreciate the language. I think the gvt is wrong to teach a mother language at school.If it is a mother language why learn it at school yet you can naturally speak it?Some of us have no problem having kids learn Ndebele in Shona schools but I know if the same is done in Bulawayo there will be an outcry of language imposition blah blah!Now see this Ncube banning even songs!! If you claim Matabeleland is as big as Shona territories why is your language not widely spoken? Why are Ndebele songs not sung in Shona schools? Lets not teach intolerance. I discovered that Ndebeles have no problem with Tonga’s,Vendas, Nambiya,etc because these easily abandon their language for theirs! Diversity means that.Why should a person speak your language really and not theirs? Because I happen to be in Bulawayo!! Kkkkk.An elephant in Africa will remain so even you send to it Canada.

    • musa

      just a quick question, how many “shona” schools are teaching ndebele? oh by the way, the question is rhetorical.

    • kjp

      do you know the meaning of intolerant?

      • kjp

        shona people always claim to be educated when they leak examination papers) but surprisingly during conferences they hardly finish a sentence without putting shona words in the conversation.One white guy told them they they should not forget that they are addressing people from different language settings so they should stick to English and the participants laughed and asked the present to redo the presentation.He was so embarrassed.

    • uMkhonto

      You were frowned at because you are imposing your culture and language on somebody with his own culture. I was also frowned at for speaking in Ndebele in Harare. Stop this pride of yours and appreciate that Ndebeles are Zimbabweans too you know, they have their own culture. Dont impose your Shona culture on them please. Go to any governement office or police station in Matebeland and speak in Ndebele, you will get the familiar reply of ”ANDINZWI” (I cant hear you). Why cant you learn the Ndebele language why?

    • Samaritan

      Because you butchered majority of Ndebeles that’s why its not popular

    • Top Sgelekeqe

      Shonas, listen here, we dont want you in Mthwakazi. Kanti lizwa ngani? You are not wanted – period!

  • Jojo Wamoyo

    I am surprised. This Ncube guy tarnishing the image of the Ndebele people. Investigations may reveal he is Mvudzijena from Murehwa.

    • musa

      what image you coward? stand for your language.

    • Ndlela Zimhlophe

      You have no point and u aint clever as u might think u are…see through u and your stupid agenda. Ncube is Ndebele whether you as a Shona u like or not..

      • Runesu Cuthbert

        Ncube is not Ndebele he is Rwozvi assimilated in short aMahole.

    • Top Sgelekeqe

      No man. We are actually very proud of him. He is not tarnishing anything!

  • Ras Makate (Mutunhu une Mago)

    Why should the ministry be investigating an anonymous letter at all, anyone who has a genuine grievance should state their case openly without resorting to anonymous letters on social media, right? This is more like someone among the school staff has an axe to grind against the head, hapana nyaya apa…

  • Cain

    I have work in mashonalandd not even one teaches ndebele language why is it now an issue because a ndebele speaking person who is trying to maintain his cultural language is labeled tribal it’s not fair if the region is dominated by ndebele language yes ndebele should dominate shona stop what you are doing you told shona is national language you are actually showing us how tribal you are you will not find a ndebele headmaster in mashonalandd even the ndebeles who works there they become shy of their language phambili ngendimi zabantu , pamberi ne ndimi dzose kana wavona m

    • kjp

      That is very trues bona they are always quick to cry foul

    • Madzibaba Bhawureni

      It is always a serious issue ‘ if you find someone trying to impose his so called culture into other people . Let the kids be .

    • The BOSS

      Us ndebele people call a spade a spade, shona people do silent oppression and tribalism. Their actions suggest it more than our words we utter everyday

  • Regime_Change

    Ncube is a victim of a broken system that ZPF has been supporting since 1980. They promote tribalism when it suits them. They continue to divide the country along tribal lines esnuring that Ndebele is taught only in Matland and Shona in Shonaland. Ncube is just following their footsteps and cannot be blamed. The problem is bigger than Ncube.

    • Garikai

      you are lying. ndebele is taught in Mashonaland. i learnt it, my kids are learning it. only problem is shortage of Ndebele teachers.

      • Samaritan

        You lying,, we have plenty of unemployed Ndebele teachers in the country.. with unemployment rate of 95% you think we cant get an unemployed Ndebele teacher.

        • Tendi

          Most Ndebeles don’t want to work beyond Matland. MRP leader refused to be deployed in Mashonaland and resigned from govt. He is not alone, I have many many examples.

          • Regime_Change

            A baboon is an animal, therefore all animals are baboons? Nonsense

          • Tendi

            You have said virtually nothing

          • zibulo

            if govt is serious about unity then Unity must be done the People’s way. Not by suppressing and subjecting all to Shona nonsense !!!. Even the shonas should be concerned at the meagre govt efforts in truly uniting people, its not serious only ,looking at one side and wanting to force people to “live” together. How can we live together wehen Gugurahundi still remanins unresolved? how can we when employment patterns the country over favors shonas ? the shonas here one day will wake up to a rude awakening if they taunt us like this.its nit ok but they are calling for it. it will attract the whole world and thern maybe we will b e taken seriously and consulted and not told

          • THE TRUTH

            Why should they work outside their home Provinces of Matland, when there is a shortage here which necessitates government deploying Shona teachers from very far?

        • Major Musango

          there is no FACT there … you are assuming.

        • Gatsheni

          where are those teachers my brother.. tell them to come at the provincial government complex Mhlahlandlela and register for placements. We have a disturbing shortage of Ndebele teachers

          • Tendi

            Good! It doesn’t surprise me that no one will come! Good at crying foul only.

      • Ndlela Zimhlophe

        Shortage of Ndebele teachers, is that what your govt has told you…they are lying to u…its a tribalistic agenda to have Shonas take all the jobs and Ndebeles to remain unemployed

        • Tendi

          Many Ndebeles don’t want to be deployed in Mashonaland. The latest example being that of the leader of MRP who resigned from Govt after being transferred to Mash Central. Recently the govt announced that Ndebele language be taught in Mashonaland but many Ndebeles cried again. The Ncube guy is very wrong. No justification please!

          • The BOSS

            There is a valid reason why they do not want to be deployed there and you know the reason. Now out with it?

          • Tendi

            Manje let those that want to be deployed anywhere do so. Those who don’t want must live with it. I’m happy you are acknowledging that no Ndebeles are being blocked from working anywhere in the country.

          • THE TRUTH

            But why should Ndebele teachers be deployed to Mashonaland when they are needed in Mthwakazi? If there is an overflow yes, that makes sense. But if there is a shortage, it really doesnt make sense – unless its about the 1979 ZANU Grand Plan!

          • Tendi

            What is Mwtakazi? There is an overflow of teachers in Mashonsland, so you expect them to sit at home yet there are plenty of vacancies in other regions? Does that make sense to you?

          • THE TRUTH

            Dont ask me stupid questions. If you choose to makes stupid conclusions from what I say; that is your problem, not mine!

          • zibulo

            how will the teachers work there in Mash when even Jays Marabini sang in isindebele at the so-called National sport stadium on the inauguration of the current president and was booed by the audience ???

          • Tendi

            The Jays thing is just hooliganism. It’s found in every stadium or at eny gathering where people are influenced by mob psychology, be it at soccer matches or political rally. That’s not the reflection of what shonas think about other tribes being deployed in Mashland. The bottom line is, you people don’t want to work beyond Matland.

          • Top Sgelekeqe

            Please speak for your self. You cant speak for all Shonas!

          • Major Musango

            where is Sandra Ndebele, Albert Nyathi, etc…… the only reason why Jeys was booed may be because his music is not appealing to the audience.

          • zibulo

            who made up the audience ? Zimbaweans who know about their diversity , or Shonas who know not about Zimbabwe? You just showed how dull /immature you are?Attending a National; President’s inauguration and booing another Zim whose music appeals to some in the country!! Is Harare for Shonas only. You said so

          • Rider~

            its obvious that if u sing a song that the crowd doesnt like u”ll be booed. Its upto to u to assume that he was booed because of tribal elements.

          • zibulo

            and let me say again that shonas in the rest of Zaim are not a problem at all to Ndebeles. Its the deployees and those who have been here and aided by ZRP/CIO/Black Boots/Gugurahundi who has been encouraged to mdisrespect the region. Harareans/mash areas do not have a problem with Ndebeles running the show in this part of Zim, its the local shonas who have come and disrespected ,encouraged by ZANU pf in order to brainwash and rule as a one party. Local shonas are very stupidly ignorant. the army will never always suppprt them, if violence arises and the army supports one side, then it will be a case for the world to sort out, and then we will be free indeed

        • Major Musango

          You are lying … when I was at college in Bulawayoaround the year 2000, all but one Ndebele guy in my class completed his studies; the rest had gone to SA when we went for attachment.

          • Ndlela Zimhlophe

            Uyahlyanya wena shona, u know u are lying…same tribalistic agenda shared by your leaders in Harare

          • Major Musango

            I have been in Bulawayo since 2000 … I have been working here since the year 2005 … I have stayed here long enough to see for myself

          • THE TRUTH

            So to you that country started in 2000? Rhodesia and South Africa have existed long before your Great Grand fathers time. Youthful ignorance!

          • Major Musango

            You have no story……… I am out.

          • THE TRUTH

            You are useless – go have your bottle of milk and first grow up before commenting on these issues. Stupid usable ZANU moron!!

          • Regime_Change

            Yes, Ndebele people did not like the green bombers training. If it was not green bombers then it was training for omaHobo or oma Sawa

          • Major Musango

            not true …………. I know of liberal thinking Ndebeles joining the Green Bomber thing. I don’t remember of any Ndebele boy or girl training for the security sector, be it maHobho, Police, Army

          • P shumba

            I myself gogo vangu muzulu, akadanana na sekuru kuhondo yemadzviti, but now my Father is shona saka Tribalism inotibatsirei coz shona blood is mixed now with NDEBELE, zulu,.. Saka tofa here , United we win divided we fall. Love is the best thing only

          • Major Musango

            Sure. Mixed or not, there is no room for tribalism in any country.

          • THE TRUTH

            You are really young. In College in 2 000. No wonder you talk ZANU nonsense!

          • Major Musango

            Young yes I am but depends on who is talking

          • THE TRUTH

            A ZANU anti-Ndebele Gukurahundi upbringing is you major problem. You need psychological reconditioning!!

      • Regime_Change

        Stop this nonsense! What shortage when people have to jump boarders to work as house maids in neighboring countries.

        • Major Musango

          they are jumping the border because Ndebele kids used to only think of Egoli after turning 16 … so there is a shortage of trained Ndebele teachers.

          • mamntungwa

            wena wena go to Public service offices in Plumtree and ask for a list of recently deployed teachers in that region. 3/4 from Mashonaland yet they are so many graduates from teachers’ colleges born and bred in Plumtree. Anti corruption commission must step in. i know one came from Masvingo with his pots to start work before the interviews. i salute the Tongas.

          • Cde

            And Zimra so many Svinaa at the border Plumtree why even Beitbridge

          • Major Musango

            it means the Plumtree guys are being deployed in other provinces

          • Regime_Change

            Nonsense! Were you brainwashed by Zanu PF?

          • Major Musango

            this is not a ZANU mentality but a fact …. I was in college in Bulawayo in the year 2000, ever since I have been working here

          • THE TRUTH

            You were born during ZANU rule, that is why you were in College in 2000 – a mere 17 years ago. Its a ZANU mentality mani mfana. You are a child – ask your elders!

          • Major Musango

            that’s beyond the point

          • zibulo

            and i bet you have never babbled the filth you spit here , but if you keep on, life is a wheel , and God is for everyone .

          • Top Sgelekeqe

            When will you get rid of this ZANU mentality? How old are you?

          • Major Musango

            this is not a ZANU mentality but a fact …. about my age just take a mere guess because I was in college in Bulawayo in the year 2000

          • Top Sgelekeqe

            My friend ask anyone who grew up in Rhodesia – Shonas of that time never said such nonsense about the Ndebele. This nonsense that you are saying started after 1980 when ZANU PF came to power. Its a ZANU mentality – read their 1979 Grand Plan. This is how you Shonas have been brought up and you dont even know how and why it came about. The Ndebele people have been going to South Africa before you were born. Today 90 % of Zimbabweans in South Africa are Shona – why dont you say anything about this eGoli nonsense when it comes to the Shona people who are now the majority there begging in the streets of Johannesburg? Stupid tribalism!

          • Major Musango

            so why are you crying foul … because you guys are saying Ndebeles were now going to SA because they couldn’t be employed in Zimbabwe during Mugabe’s era … you are confused cockroaches … you don’t know what you are talking about

          • Top Sgelekeqe

            You are now twisting and changing the subject; confused idiot!

          • Michealson

            Not hundred percent correct. It’s that if you don’t have a Shona surname no job for you. Therefore Goli is the only way to survive.

          • Major Musango

            that’s not true … only in the City Council of Bulawayo is when you do have a Shona name you don’t get a job …. nowhere else

        • zibulo

          how nice of Social Media, where local Shonas can bla bla like this , whilst hiding in computers/phones. !!! Go say this outside on the streets………….. go on

      • THE TRUTH

        That shortage of Ndebele teachers will always be a problem; and not only for Ndebele but for many of the other 13 languages. This is why I will never agree with this teaching of all the languages across the country. We will end up with Shona being the only language taught all over the country because, with their numbers there will never be a shortage of Shona teachers. I prefer languages to be provincialised and regionalised in their teaching as is happening in South Africa.

      • peace maker

        Which school (s) is it taught? Why is there a shortage when many Ndebele teachers are produced at colleges in Bulawayo year in year out but fail to get teaching posts?

        • Tendi

          They think Matabeleland is the only place to live. They don’t want to be posted out of Matland…Fact!

          • ROYAL MTHWAKAZI

            Its their choice; why is that your problem? Its their home area. Shonas who die in Matebeleland get buried back home in their Shona provinces because they are labour immigrants in the region!

          • zibulo

            so if they think Mat’land is the only place to live, how is it said there is a shortage of them , since they stick only here at home, mean ing they are there??

      • Cde

        Lie

      • Lkaytee

        U lie i have sisters and brothers that are seating home without jovs whilst some of shona people are teaching isindebele that they dont even know in matebeleland

        • Michealson

          Because of tribalism

      • zibulo

        Liar !!! dont think what you think you know is true. There is no shortage of Ndebele teachers. Its govt employment policy which is very wrong. You support a system which brainwashes and moves us back to medieval times of tribes deliberately, favoring some. Keep your myths about Ndebeles and we see whether it will stop State Corruption (mainly majority tribe) and you will have money at banks !!!

    • Mwanawevhu

      Please get your facts correct. I attended a school where the majority of the students( over 90%) were Shona speaking. At the same school we had a class for Ndebele speaking pupils.

      • Regime_Change

        And how many such schools do you have in Zimbabwe? Think before you post a comment

      • THE TRUTH

        In the old Rhodesian days Shona students who came to Matopo Secondary School had a separate Ndebele language class. This helped them with the language and in no time they were able to sit for Ndebele at O level and most of them passed!

    • Alfred

      You could have a point there, why is shona, chewa, tonga, nambya, and kalanga not taught in bulawayo schools if they are official languages. Isn’t it the official position that kids should use their mother tongue.

      • THE TRUTH

        Languages should be taught according to regions or areas in which they are predominant. This formula has worked successfully in South Africa. Its practically impossible to have every language taught in every part of the country. In South Africa, you cant come all the way from KZN to live in Limpopo and still demand that your child be taught in Zulu, as it seems to be happening in Zimbabwe with Shona – there is no Zulu spoken or taught in Limpopo. Your child will have to pick one of the Limpopo Province languages, namely Pedi/Sotho, xiTsonga/Shangaan, Venda, or Afrikaans. English is compulsory.

        • Tendi

          Only thinking of South Africa, Eish!

          • THE TRUTH

            Zimbabwe and South Africa have similar histories my friend. Hence always giving each of them as examples is quite appropriate. There were no countries with such intertwined histories and similarities in this region as Rhodesia and South Africa.

            They were the most developed countries in this region under white rule for a long time – longer than most countries in Africa. The white governments in both countries advised and worked with each other in dividing and ruling Black people. Both countries have had similar post white rule challenges – the differences are in the solutions employed by the Black governments that took over.

            I always get so surprised with you Shona people with your annoyance at the simple mention of South Africa – what is it about you people? Over 90% of Zimbabweans in South Africa are Shona but you all pretend you hate South Africa – what is your problem?

            Zimbabwe is a landlocked country so heavily dependent on South Africa for its exports and imports – your are refurbishing your NRZ – why didnt you go to Mozambique, Malawi, Kenya or Nigeria for assistance; if South Africa annoys you that much?

            Aaagh man; grow up from you petty jealousies. Liyasidina thina. Of all the countries that share a border with South Africa, why is it that you Shonas are the ONLY people with an attitude towards Mzansi? Entlek why?

            Go to Namibia,Botswana, Mozambique, Swaziland and Lesotho and even Matebeleland/Mthwakazi – you wont find this attitude. Zinukeni amakhwapha mani – you embarrass us ngomona ongena nqondo like spoiled children. South Africa is a living reality in this region that you will never run away from whether you like it or not and no matter how much you pretend!!

          • Thinking Citizen

            Of course, why not when Zim is so dependent on South Africa and 90% of Zimbabweans in SA are Shonas and yet pretend they dont like South Africa? Why not?

    • THE TRUTH

      There is nothing wrong with the policy of languages being taught in their respective provinces. What is wrong is for people to come from their home provinces and demand their mother tongue everywhere they go, as if the languages they find in other provinces are not Zimbabwean languages. People should learn to respect each other and learn each others languages. When in Rome, do as the Romans do. If this policy of people demanding their languages everywhere they go in Zimbabwe is allowed to continue, and given the overwhelming numbers of Shona people – the whole of Zimbabwe will end up being just one language – just Shona and yet the Constitution recognises 16 languages. Minority languages will suffer and disappear. Why does one go and live in Binga and still demand that their child be taught in Shona? Is Tonga not a Zimbabwean language? Is it not Constitutional? My view is this; if you want to insist on your child being taught in your own language, then stay at in your home province, dont move around in Zimbabwe – PERIOD. We cant have people going all over the country imposing Shona on everyone everywhere they go – how different are they from the White Colonialists?

      • Tom

        I grew up in Harare and had classmates who were ndebele. We were actually facinatted when they spoke in their mother tongue. We never felt threatened. I wasn’t to be particular, so why is it when one visits Bulawayo you are advised not to speak shona at football matches as it will have you beaten yet it seems the people that side carry a deep seated hatred of Shona speaking people. I think ethnic hatred once proved what can happen. Lets not go there as a nation… Eventually there will be no winner

        • ROYAL MTHWAKAZI

          Its because there is a belief that Shona people dont want to learn siNdebele and that they are tribalistic because they believe the country is a Shona country. Without addressing those sentiments – tribalistic attitudes will continue. Shonas themselves, including their politicians have not helped their case in Matebeleland by continuing to impose Shona on the locals; especially after Gukurahundi did the same, at gun point. Its bitter memories my friend!!

    • Cde

      Yes ..is it a crime anyway to support yo values and culture..Zinara Zimra shd remove its Shona speaking from Region..they are arrogant and they don’t want to learn Ndebele..and they are Thieves

      • Tendi

        How can we learn your language when you want to cut our heads off if we break it? Honestly, can you learn a language without breaking it? Is that possible? I will never ever attempt to talk your language again becausebi nearly lost my eye at a certain bar along Matopos road.

    • chinos

      I agree with you the bantustan system perpetuated by revolutionaries

  • John

    Wena ‘Andile Tshuma’ why uvuma ukusetshenziswa ?

  • macreza

    i am a victim of this tribal thing i spoke in ndebele to a police officer in mazowe n she openly told me to use official shona language im not promoting tribalism bt if this was done in a sch like prince edward was it going to b an issue harare is full of pple who dont want to hear any ndebele language including dating ndebeles the head is also protecting his culture and language

    • Ndlela Zimhlophe

      Mina as a Ndebele man, I don’t compromise, I got to a roadblock somewhere in Mashonaland and the cop spoke in Shona , I spoke in Ndebele…he told me he didnt understand me. I asked him whose problem was it because Ndebele is an official language in Zim as well. He had to start speaking English. I am not tribalist but my language counts as well and I will speak it without fear

  • musa

    well why should shona be prioritised over ndebele? is the shona subject being taught at the school? if not then thehead is right to encourage students to sing in languages that are being taught at the school. it only improves the students’ appreciation of the language they are learning.

    • Ndlela Zimhlophe

      True, why should we compromise and be afraid..its Matebeleland our kids are gonna sing Ndebele. Ongafuniyo akahambe eHarare

      • musa

        vawudze! tell them.

      • Runesu Cuthbert

        Please refrain from calling Matabeleland as if you own it. Matabeleland is a colonial name by white people it is called Guruuswa,when your ancestors come they found us the Rwozvis in charge and it wasnt called Matabeleland. We the Rwizvis are the owners of the land which you claim to be yours.Ndebeles are Zulus therfore claim your inheritence in KwaZulu.

        • kjp

          This place belongs to the SAN.You are either Malawian or Mozambican go there and claim your inheritance too

        • Top Sgelekeqe

          Its Mthwakazi, buyela kini esiTshoneni. Stop insulting our land with that Gukurahundi name of gruswa rubbish. It stinks and doesnt even sound nice to a civilised ear!

    • Dumezweni

      Who said Chishona should be prioritized? The brouhaha is over the banning of Chishona songs by a Soko Murehwa(Ncube). Ncube and ilk are inspired by uZibulo who is always spewing anti-Shona nonsense on this platform.

      • musa

        how many ndebele songs are sung in mashonaland schools?

        • World Citizen

          The fact that you dont know shows that you are ignorant. You are just arguing for the sake of arguing? When was the last time Ndebele was banned in Mashonaland?

          • musa

            no need to ban it because it’s not an issue. the ndebele songs if any are so few that their existence is more of an anecdote or amusement. have tried to speak to the natives in mashonaland in ndebele?

          • World Citizen

            Lack of exposure of Mashonaland people to Ndebele cannot be blamed on them. In the past there was a lot of culture from Byo on TV e.g. Majaivana was played everywhere across the country. ZBC had local dramas in Isindebele and everyone in Zimbabwe watched that, Nowadays that has died, there is no more cultural exchange. And there is increased hostility for anything shona by Ndebele people which you will admit if you are honest.There will always be an equal and opposite reaction from Shona people as a result. A few weeks ago there was a call for all children to learn both Ndebele and Shona and guess where the backlash came from? You dont need to be a rocket scientist to read the writing on the wall. Luckily, the law will take its course and people who want to divide people instead of building bridges will be dealt with by the law.

          • Top Sgelekeqe

            Dealt with by who? This is a new era broer; its not the 1980s. Force no longer works these days. We simply dont want isiTshona – period!

          • Top Sgelekeqe

            Why would you ban it when you simply absorb the Ndebele into your Shona culture. Its not necessary!

      • Top Sgelekeqe

        Yes Shona should be banned. This is Mthwakazi; its not Mashonaland!

  • Ruy

    Well done Ncube
    Keep it up
    Mashona buyelani kini

    • Tendi

      Kiti ngaphi? We belong here. It’s you who are supposed to buyela eKwazulu Natal.

      • kjp

        wena ulinyasaranda ilizwe leli ngilasili (san)

        • Tendi

          Nyasaland Nguwe. Mina I am a Rozvi, the rightful owners of this country.

          • Top Sgelekeqe

            No man. Before ama Lozwi there were San people. The true owners wena buyela kini e Burundi!

      • Top Sgelekeqe

        You dont belong. You belong to Rwanda and Burundi. Your language is like Swahili – its not like Khoisan. You dont belong here please understand. Dont get confused by ZANU PF propaganda!

  • Ndlela Zimhlophe

    This is crazy, why should Shona songs be sang in Matebeleland schools….u Chronicle people take your newspaper and publish it from Harare ngoba your agenda is against Matebeleland, its people, its culture and its language. So what are u still doing in Bulawayo if u dont want abantu bakithi. This story is absurd, shona songs for what, this is not Mashonaland, we promote our language and our culture. Singing the songs of the people who murdered 20,000 of our uncles, mothers and aunties just because they spoke Ndebele and today u force our kids to sing Shona. My foot. Simple and klaar

    • Ngwarai

      I come from Mashonaland and at my school we used to sing the national anthem (old and new) in both Ndebele and Shona…right in the heart of Mashonaland. I saw nothing wrong with that. Only tribalists think it’s wrong.

      • Top Sgelekeqe

        Actually, its about timenisiShona is banned in Mthwakazi!!

        • zibulo

          MOST SENSIBLE OF ALL COMMENTS ON THIS ISSUE

  • josefa chinotimba

    This is utter nonsense from this a Mr Ncube.I for one,will tell you this,I was educated in Mashonaland and learnt Shona through out.I was a member of the school choir at the school but we went on to sing a Ndebele Song at the Assembly.

    So nxa u Mr Ncube esithi yena this and that kutshoni?Ncube is a respectable Head i am told,he must stop preaching his tribal hate language as it has no place or space in this modern times.What can the students learn from him,if he is behaving like a camel boy?Is he on a mission?Probably somebody can tell me what he is up to.Cause he seems to be engulfed by the past and confused when others are way ahead.

    Wake up mdala,ngoba isikhathi ses’hambile.

    • THE TRUTH

      U Ncube u right. Shonas are a problem. They are like mosquitoes everywhere. Please, we cant breath in Matebeleland because of you people. Please practice family planning and condoms are everywhere nowadays. You are too many!!

  • mhloth’ongehlulwa thambo

    Siyabonga baba Ncube.
    If you students are genuinely not TRIBALISTS as you claim, WHY NOT SING NDEBELE SONGS?? Why is your option SHONA SONGS?? WHY STRUGGLE SO HARD TO SING SHONA SONGS if you are not as TRIBAL as you want to sound?? You are just trying to be funny?? But you forget you are only students, there is noway your reasoning can surpass us.

    GET TO MAGWEGWE HIGH and SING NDEBELE SONGS lekele ukudinga i sympathy engekhoyo lapha.
    VELE THE FIRST POINT OF SEEING YOU ARE A TRIBALISTS IS YOUR ROOTED INTENTIONS OF WANTING TO SING SHONA SONGS IN MAGWEGWE< VELE LIKHOHLAKELE, why struggle so hard to sing your songs?? ARE YOU SAYING NDEBELE SONGS ARE VERY FEW??

    • Ngwarai

      That’s why we don’t want to give you leadership positions. Tribalist mentality. If we are to let you to lead, surely we will be in trouble. You deserve to be led till amen.

      • mhloth’ongehlulwa thambo

        Facts are painful hey.
        Am happy coz now you see yourself in the best jacket of a Tribalist. I present facts and you present nonsense, tribalistic sentiments, thoughtless person, THERE IS NOTHING TO CELEBRATE ABOUT SHONA DOMINANCE, address Magwegwe High School problem and not make noise about DOMINATING NDEBELES forever.
        Nothing has no end, wait and see, This Shona domince will surely come to end, OKUNGAPHELIYO KUYAHLOLA you!

        • Ngwarai

          Magwegwe School issue,, what I can conclude is.. the school is being headed by a tribalist period

          • THE TRUTH

            A nice Ndebele tribalist who fcukks GShona Gukuirahundis hard. I salute him!!

      • Xoxo

        Your leadership of 37 years has brought nothing but ruin to this beautiful country. No leaderhip qualities in your lot, all that you know is loooting kuthiwa ama shona a fast. Look at how well run BCC is compared to HCC! Look at true leadership qualities that J.M.N. Nkomo possessed compared to Mugabe. Ndebeles are naturally better leaders period and are not prne to corruption and looting as compared to their Shona counterparts

        • Ngwarai

          I don’t wanna touch a raw nerve by commenting on what you are insinuating that Ndebeles are not corrupt. Let’s leave it like that.

      • THE TRUTH

        Who are you to give us leadership positions? You are busy fighting as Zezurus and Karangas – you all want to lead. You are confused and the country is in a mess because of your thieving greed in everything. You mess up everything then you run to Mthwakazi and Mzansi sies!

  • Magayiva

    We now these shonalised kids who dont drop Ndebele to idle n come up with evil ideas. Speak to me in shona the whole issue turns sour. When did i last see a beggar begging in Ndebele? A mad man speaking in Ndebele? Its sickening now. Bulawayo is now dirty coz of these people. We dont even dream of Harare i will die of disgust

    • Ngwarai

      I think you are mad. It shows you’ve never gone beyond matabeleland except Soweto your heaven.

      • Ndlela Zimhlophe

        One good reason why a Ndebele should go to Harare, for what…that dirty city

        • Top Sgelekeqe

          You go there you will lose who you are. Go to Mzansi instead – its far more advanced, clean and progressive!

      • THE TRUTH

        Why should Mthwakazi go to dirty, backward and primitive Mashonaland? We focus on Mthwakaz, Mzansi, Swaziland and Botswana. Cuklturally we are ok. You are culturally ok in Burundi!

      • zibulo

        So ignorant, go to SOWETO and see how many shonas have been welcomed there, thousands, surpassing Ndebeles. You say we stick in Mat’land, yet you do that yourself. we go to SOWETO, together with Shonas from other Zim areas, whilst you want to oppress Ndebeles like the colonialist did. Plenty of shona sisters and brothers in SOWETO. Phuma eZim. Mgabe has stiffled your mind. Go see UNITY of tribes there, where all are equal in their Homes/Regions. No outsider alls the shots in a place not his origin- he has his home too.

    • World Citizen

      Ngicel’ uncedo bobaba labo mama! Is that shona lol, kwana!

  • Ndlela Zimhlophe

    Stupid article indeed, in Matebelenad children are gonna learn Ndebele and sing Ndebele songs, if they don’t want…Mashonaland is open and they are free to join schools that side

  • MSAKANDA

    You are shocked by this, a primary school near Nikita Mangena in Mwenezi has got Ndebele speaking pupils there but the headmaster is giving the children a hard time. One of the teachers was threatened by the headmaster of the primary school, he told the Ndebele teacher that he will call the central intelligence to punish him for being Ndebele. Investigate the conditions at the school you will be shocked, the headmaster even informed the Ndebele teacher that provisions in mashonaland or resource allocation are not there for Ndebele

    • Tendi

      Mwenezi is not in Mashonaland. The area is dominated by the Shangaani people, don’t lie.

      • MSAKANDA

        Your geography is bad, mwenezi is a district in Masvingo province, it has many tribes venda, shangani, Shona , Ndebele to name a few. Mostly these guyz learn Shona from their Schools, Ndebele is fielded with few teachers despite having a large number of speakers in some areas

    • zibulo

      maybe Mthwakazi Liberation Front Party should investigate this and go help the comrade who is fighting a lone battle. this will help all those in the same position to be brave. He is a hero, who must be identifed for flying our flag high there. Any Ndebele having a hard time from shonas outside Mthwakazi please shout and i volunteer to go with comrades.

  • Brutal Truth

    From Zambesi to Limpopo the whole land must taura.From University of Zimbabwe in Harare to Manama Mission in Beitbridge,the language of instruction must be Shona!Ngazviende mberi

    • THE TRUTH

      Then you still havent known what Mthwakazi is all about. You shall bend and bend you will – we were not called worriors for nothing. Lizowukhomb’ umuz’ onotshwala!

    • Papa Wa Ofentse Le Nqobile

      …..and rats will be a staple I guess. Blind begging women all over , those not visually impared begging with minors strapped to their backs or breastfeeding in public . Dress code : men – wearing oversized jackets regardless of the weather. Women -dresses or skirts worn with sneakers with a beach towel wrapped around their waists. You people are pathetic . The worst kind in Africa.

      • Mbonisi Tshuma

        Hmm, lawe usuzaqamba amanga wena mntanekhikhitha, sinje amShona kasiwafuni & we hate them but for you to lie like this is rather too much. Ungasiyangisi thina njengoMthwakazi wena mntenewule. Ugogo wakho uzekisa amaDlodlo bar.

  • NS

    What about the Venda, the Kalanga, the Tonga, and all other languages found in Mat’land, which songs should they sing kkkkkkkk.

    • zibulo

      go ask if they were ever banned from doing that >>>> Maswingo karangas dont sing in karanga/Swingo langauge are they oppressed? Manyika people the same, are they oppressed????

  • NS

    What about the Venda, the Kalanga, the Tonga and all other languages spoken in Mat’land, which songs should they sing, kkkkkkkkkk.

    • THE TRUTH

      They know themselves. Why are you bothered? Mind your business if you are not one of them. You are not their Spokesman!

  • Yimi

    Msunu yenu MaShona,We have had enough of your nonsense.WE will defend the headmaster with blood.Employment policy vele should favor local people.Anyone in Matebeleland should follow what is done here.When you are in Rome do what Romans do.This should stop forthwith into yokubuswa ngamashona mdidi yawo.Choppies,OK,TM,Meikles,Government offices here in Matebeleland should employ Ndebeles& local people without failure before 2018 or else..Obert Mpofu & all other stupid politicians from here should stop singing for their supper enhancing Shona hegemony by threatening Mthwakazi,for the guys are fighting for our independence bona they want to defeacate on amasiko ethu.If they do not want to follow what we do here go back kini and asibuyi kini ZINJA

    • Runesu Cuthbert

      Typical Ndebele bullying ,reason with your head not with your heart thats why Ndebeles like violence to solve issues.You are trying to defend a tribalist with your own blood come on get real.

      • Ndlela Zimhlophe

        We are just tired of being made second class citizens by shonas and they are busy making up theories about my people, we cannot be happy about it especially after they murdered 20,000 + Ndebeles and still no reparations and no apologies from the EDiot. No ways no

      • THE TRUTH

        What do you want in Mthwakazi – go back!

  • nsalabeyikhulama

    I don’t see anything wrong here. The people in Matatbeleland must learn to compose their own songs and stop depending on Shona people. The headmaster is correct. Shona is not taught in Bulawayo, and Matabeleland. Why should we sing in Shona whilst we have Ndebele songs, Kalanga songs that fit during sports day. This is a stupid argument driven by a certain vendetta; ngumvuka wasendulo lowo, akulalutho, lubala nje. I don’t think Shona pupils in Mashland sing Ndebele songs when going for sports, why should we?

    • Xoxo

      Well said

  • Musafarisa farisirai zvimwe

    Ncube is not Ndebele but Karanga tribes recruited into Ndebele by Mzilikzai. His saluation should be hounourable “Shoko“, “Soko Mukanya“ which means baboon or monnkey. When you are saluted as a baboon or bhobhojan “bobbhejaan“ -makwiramiti -madyira pezulu-pasi pane swina -you are great respected. Let children sing and be happy, shona schools have Ndebele songs -general and choir.

    • THE TRUTH

      Voetsek. You have no right of defining uMthwakazi. Define your own Shona Gukurahundis and leave us alone!

    • Papa Wa Ofentse Le Nqobile

      Voetsek Swinner. Go eat rats

  • The BOSS

    One question: Do they sing any Ndebele songs in Mashonaland schools?

  • Thubelihle Moyo

    Well done Mr Ncube. Vele asifuni bumbulu!

    • Garikai Zvipfukuto

      Ncube is a well known thief who embezzled monies at Milton and it’s said he sarted loothing Shonas after a bursar who happens to be Shona exposed him whilst trying to dip his dirty hands into the school purse, so what is it exactly you are celebrating wena mdid’ wakho sakaliyatsha

      • THE TRUTH

        But dishonesty and thieving is a Shona profession – dont you know that?

      • zibulo

        a well known thief, who was never charged, arrested, prosecuted and jailed ??? educated zimbabweans madoda !!! Are Mashona rural/home areas developed since you are educated (better coz you hiding in social media)

  • Ncube HM

    People pick a line from an argument and run with it. These Shona sports songs are vulgar & demeaning, banning kids from singing hate songs is now called tribalism.

    • worried_zimbo

      you are correct

  • koka

    Ncube is a very courageous man. many of us have experienced this shonalization agenda but are afraid to speak out. Ncube you are a hero, Mthwakazi needs like minded leaders to root out this evil govt agenda of destroying our culture.

    I urge all Mthwakazi people to support this hero. In fact I ask that MRP set a date for us to stage a demo in support of this hero in Magwegwe school. Mqondisi Moyo and team we looking up to you for your leadership on this matter. I must say that Mqondisi and the entire MRP executive have also displayed courageous leadership by taking the devil by its horns.

    Together we can and will defeat this evil system and restore our dignity. VUKA MTHWAKAZI

    VOTE MRP, THE FUTURE OF MTHWAKAZI

    • Mandisi Ntini

      Hero, huh, Ncube didn’t barn Shonas from nowhere, this story is incomplete, what really transpired is that Ncube clashed with the Bursar who happens to be Shona for being professional and not releasing funds to him without proper authorisation. Ncube had thought of reverting back to his usual ways of dipping his fingers in the school purse like he did at Milton. Stop your thieving ways Ncube, be content with what you get, TSHIYANA LOBUSELA WENA NCUBE, USUKHULILE BE EXEMPLARY.

      • zibulo

        So if Ncube did indeed steal at Milton , and you say so maybe coz its social media and you will n ot be held for defamation since he was not arrested and jailed/fined, why is it that he was not arrested, and why would he not be reported if he wanted to repeat his thieving. Whether its through hiding in social media and then lying about someone , its the same . YOU ARE A LIAR. TELL US ABOUT THE DOCKET/CASE NO. Ufunde amaphepha hence you do not know that Innocent until Proven Guilty

        • Zibulo

          Mfowethu uzasiyangisa didn’t you read about Ncube’s scandals and how he was eventually demoted away from Milton. The Boom Gate scandals and the Kombi/Bus scandal. At times it’s good to be informed before saying stuff.

          • zibulo

            hawu !!!

    • Wengezho Kwamurewa

      He’s your hero for having embezzled funds at Milton, who does know that you believe in going to South Africa to steal and commit armed robberies. Kuthiwa umfowethu wenelisile ukutshaya iscore eMidrand. Halala, halala yindoda emadodeni, so says you whole clan as you burst into song and jubilation as you celebrate your son/brother/father for being a thieving good for nothing scum.

      • Mgandane KaMagwegwe

        How much did he steal as compared to istumpo somfene esinguChivayo, a shona

      • THE TRUTH

        Well, Mugabe and Mnangagwa are Shona heroes but they are murderers; and election violence thieves of the worst order. Hunzwi also used to be a Shona hero before his death. Dont even start on that one – I can give you a laundry list of what you call heros in Shonaland – blood sucker savages and thugs who have destroyed our country!

        • zibulo

          you will not get an answer to this from them. Abalamali as we talk, just like you and me , and yhet accuse Ncube of rumours, he was never reported, arrested,charged and jailed, never. No proof , no evidence nothing and they say THIEF!! OluMgabe lwalooter millions, ZRP coerced millions, Chirihuri took millions, amashona and Ndebele sonke we suffer till now, Kanti ama local SHONA anjani ???Its like when their Leaders steal/loot the local shonas want to take what they can from Mthwakazi. and play the RSA game all over

          • Zibulo

            Waxotshelwani e Milton uNcuce if I may ask, good to Chronicle and look for the copy with the Ncube scandals.

    • ROYAL MTHWAKAZI

      You are right – I agree. The people of Mthwakazi should never be afraid of being labelled tribalists. In Zimbabwe, the Shonas have made that word meaning less because they use it to silence critics of their tribalism or of Gukurahundi. Never shy away and in fact, I personally wear that tribalist label as a badge of honour. I dont care!

  • rinovava

    the mere fact this crapy teacher thinks he is mighty must be reasons he must have his wings clipped, matland is behind in everything not because there is lack of resources but rather lack of understanding. we will call for his re-education or demotion…infact he needs to be sent to uzumba marambapfungwa to go and head there , he will be clean in no time. we are tired of garbage in schools hence the lack of opportunities for the children after,a dog which eats its poo is worth putting down…pasi naye, pansi iaye, he is a chimbwasungatha.

    • THE TRUTH

      What are you looking for as Shonas in Mthwakazi, in a place that is behind in everything? Go back home to your Provinces and serve your Gogos from ZANU abuse in Chiadzwa and stop ukusidina la.

  • josefa chinotimba

    The only ndebeles i know and i respect so much are the Khumalos,Ndlovus and Nkomos.Not Phiri,Gumbo,Mudenda,Sithole,Ncube,Banda,Moyo and other unclear meaning names.
    I have said this to clear the issue of tribalism here.So anyone who is outside the above three must retrace where they came from,okay.

    • Xoxo

      You Chinotimba are a moron. Nuff said

    • Top Sgelekeqe

      Your Shona Gukurahundi divide and rule tactics in Mthwakazi will never work. You and your Mugabe and ZANU PF have tried this trick for the past 38 years it has never worked. Funny enough you are busy uniting as Shonas under the umbrella of Standard Shona; yet you are keen to divide Matebeleland. Mphoko said the truth when he spoke of Karanga vs Zezuru Politics in ZANU PF. Most of you Shonas were up in arms against him because you want to pretend you are all united – yet you never tire of trying to divide Matebeleland. Go back home you useless looters!

    • Papa Wa Ofentse Le Nqobile

      Voetsek Swinner…..go eat rats

    • zibulo

      Part of SOWETO in RSA is called Phiri , Mudenda is Mthwakazi under Tonga kingdom, Sithole is a royal ZULU Surnname, Jobe, Mantshali . Remeber Chief Gambo (corruptd they said Gampu)Sithole. Manicaland has plenty Sitholes. Eg Masiphula Sithole of ZANU (Original zanu )NDONGA , Masiphula is name of ZULU’s grand father, the founders of the ZULU Kingdom. All those people in that part of Manicaland are Nguni/Zulu like Mthwakazi founders. Banda originally from Malawi came as Labor agreement between the Ngwazi Banda and the colonialist, when Ndebele and Shona were too proud to work for them, employed and deployed nationally by the colonialist. Moyo are the descendants of Mambo , who had a treaty with King Mzilikazi, Any other name which is UNCLEAR TO YOU here in Mthwakazi. The ties that bind us are from wayback. All this was never raised when we fought for Zim, claimants to heroism after the war are known; fighters then are also known . Caimants falsely sieze wealth/ opportunities when fighters have laid down arms

  • zibulo

    At this point in time , i object to giving Shona a recognition in this part of Zim , only for now till Govt is made up of people who will carry the nation forward instead of backward, as ZANU has done . Currentlky Shona language is likje Afrikaans here, taking into account what was done to us in the name of shona-dominace; massacres , diseampowerment in civil service and public jobs; police home affairs msitheli mhlahlandelela , in deep rural villages you are greeted with shoina policemen who cant khuluma, yet local children remain unemployed. If we could fight each other and destroy everything so that we start on a clean slate i would support it, rather than support a system that still allows dominance of one community by another. Educated fools believe they will dominate in mthwakazi only because they are educated, forgetting that all people deserve to calll the shots in their areas. You see the children of the shonas whom we are breeding are shpowing that soon we will be run over by them. Where does this tenacity come from? asisukumeni sonke esifuna ikusasa / ilifa labantwabethu lingadliwa ngabantu abalekubo . Ndebele ZANU leaders are the big sellouts, khaya mohadi eunice sthembiso etc , are used by their shona mastters aganis’t their own kith and kin . including the biggest Looter obert mpofu. Do the shona teachers teaching know izinkondlo izibongo lamagugu ethu ? do they take an interest in that or they are here for money which they repatriate back home ? any way who authgorized implemented the deployment of Shona teachers here? On what grounds and was it based on their own assesment oin they also consulted local leadership aND ALL CONCURRED.?Thats what a people’s govt would have done, not the attitude of “we are govt, we will do whatever we like” like ZANU.

  • Jefe

    Do people sing Ndebele in Mashonaland? Can the ministry stop this selective discipline on Tribalism it is rife in Mashonaland with no action taken.!!!!!

  • Mandisi Ntini

    Ncube didn’t barn Shonas from nowhere, this story is incomplete, what really transpired is that Ncube clashed with the Bursar who happens to be Shona for being professional and not releasing funds to him without proper authorisation. Ncube had thought of reverting back to his usual ways of dipping his fingers in the school purse like he did at Milton. Stop your thieving ways Ncube, be content with what you get, TSHIYANA LOBUSELA WENA NCUBE, USUKHULILE BE EXEMPLARY.

    • zibulo

      DAMN LIAR LIKE CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS !!!

  • THE TRUTH

    Mthwakazi languages come first before Shona. They are priority number one. Just as it is in Shona provinces, where the Shona language is priority number one. Nothing wrong here its 50 – 50. Shonas should learn to integrate in their new home.

    Why do they always find it difficult to integrate with other tribes? Why is that the Ndebele integrate with Shonas very easily in Shona speaking provinces? In fact, in many cases in Mashonaland, you can hardly hear siNdebele being spoken – not because there are no Ndebele speakers. The Ndebele speakers are there, but they have integrated themselves into local Shona communities, you can hardly tell them apart.

    Learning other people’s languages and integrating shows appreciation and respect for other other cultures. Standing aloof like a sore thumb shows arrogance. The Headmaster is right and the Ndebele are never the problem in this language issue – its the Shonas who are the problem.

    Wherever they go they dont want to integrate,why? For peace sake in Zimbabwe, please when in Rome, you do as the Romans do.

  • Sotabinda

    No to tribalism. Its a big problem in Matebeleland

  • Tom

    That’s what you get for being a majority…

  • Shingi

    If Ncube knew that he is a Shoko Mukanya who became a Ndebele by assimilation. Its like a black american despising an African as if his roots is not African. Ncube should be crying foul that his ancestors, the Shoko Mukanya, were stripped off their identity during the Ndebele raids. All of these Ndebeles speak english why dont you ban your kids from speaking english. I bet 0.00005% of Ndebele can even speak Venda or Tonga. So whats so special about Ndebele. Stop this supremacist nonsense.

    • zibulo

      Is Mama Nomsa Ncube, a KZN in RSA Minister/Pprovincial Official a Mukanya ???.

  • Save Dziva risingapwi

    Ncube (Soko), Ndlovu(Nzou Mhukahuru), Nyathi, These are not Ndebeles, they are Karangas/Kalangas.

    We need to stop this tribalism nonsense. We are one.

    • zibulo

      i will use foul language coz you deserve it; UYANYA !!! Ncube , Ndlovu , Nyathi, Sibande are all Nguni . There are however local versions for those who left Nguni lands and maintained the same names albeit saying them differently coz of the tribes they mixed with’; Zhou/Nzou etc. So UYANYA like i say coz you are a blatant LIAR !! Ndebeles/Ngunis also coe from the same African Family tree. Which shona/karanga dialect can pronounce Ncube ???