‘Tribalist’ school head defended

Mr William Ncube

Mr William Ncube

Andile Tshuma, Chronicle Reporter
The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education has dismissed allegations that Magwegwe High School headmaster Mr William Ncube banned the singing of Shona songs at his school.

Bulawayo Acting Provincial Education Director (PED) Mrs Olicah Kaira said investigations had proved that the allegations were false.

In an anonymous open letter that went viral on social media platforms, the school head was accused of having banned pupils from singing Shona songs or war cries during sports events or at assembly.

Mrs Kaira said the allegations, which she described as damaging, emanated from a divisive politically motivated individual, judging by the tone of the letter.

“We have done the necessary investigations and established that Mr Ncube addressed a team of pupils in a bus going for provincial sporting events at the White City Stadium. He encouraged pupils to show that Bulawayo, as a metropolitan province is diverse and do that through song and dance, in line with the new curriculum. He advised pupils to sing in all the 16 official languages, especially in preparation for the national competitions which will be held at the same venue,” she said.

The Acting PED also dismissed claims that she had banned the use of the Shona language in the province.

“It is saddening to note that we have such elements in society and such accusations are unfortunate, untrue, damaging, unfounded and malicious. We are carrying out further investigations to try and get to the source of the document,” she said.

Mrs Kaira also said the ministry was not convinced that the document was penned by pupils.

“I went to Magwegwe High School myself on Friday to get to the bottom of the matter and judging by the strong political language, that letter was written by a mature person with a sound political mind and just wanted to hide behind being a child. I have since submitted a report to the Permanent secretary of the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education, Dr Sylvia Utete-Masango,” said Mrs Kaira.

She urged the community not to abuse children and to desist from politically and ethnically divisive talk in the presence of young children. “Our pupils are quite young. We deal with people from Early Childhood Development up to Upper Six. We want our schools to groom future leaders who will know that they are home in any part of the country and can take up opportunities anywhere. The source could be an unruly element in our midst with a dirty motive, and we are not in support of that,” added the acting PED.

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  • Cde

    These things happen ..We Svinaa hv experience of it..it recently occurred at Zimra wen one of managers a Ndebele said that officers shld learn Ndebele as a must..There is nothing wrong per se but if it has tribal connotations it becomes a problem..it’s a disservice to serve people in the language they don’t understand .Me i wouldnt want grandmother in Chinhoyi.Mutare
    M ASVINGO to be addressed in Ndebele… or Kalanga worse Tonga..tribalism sucks..

    • joshua negomo

      You right it begins with sincerity of the perpetrator..I don’t feel offended if a Manika says they want Manicas to be deployed at Forbes border because it will be easier to do business ..Why shld we hv a Shona person doiing clients relations at ZIMRA or working at Plum tree..or working at Zrp Lupane ..it doesn’t make sense…

      • Cde

        I agree totally i feel a people is entitled to their way of life and ask for wat they want…seriously otherwise Ndebeles will be guiilty of reverse tribalism..it seems they want to play victim wen they are the perpetrators ..We shld respect each other not kutisema nokuti ndiri Samanyika or muKorean.or Karanga..Mind you history says most of the Ndebele s today are Assimilated Shonas ask King Mzilikazi

        • general

          Nxaàa …wena the truth is so painful…as Zimbabwe we need to face our demons…We shall overcome tribalism by talking about it..I salute
          Your straight talk..my father is ndebele mother Sotho..I married Samanyika …daughter is married to Mukorekore…son to Mutoko..so different colours one people..kkkk my small house is Kalanga

          • Njomane

            Kkkk yr small house is Kalanga. I bet you are like Xamu, have seen them all from Zambezi to Limpopo

          • Rameck Rinovonekwanenyanga

            Mina ngiriShona mbinjiyami, ngithanda amaNdevere girls because bahlara bencantshile all time. Siyazekhana khupera skhathi songe. Ngaze ngakhorisa lapa eBhuruwayo. Umnawami owavera eMrambinda ngizamdingera ingazana yechiNdevere lapha eBhuruwayo laye ahlare bezekhana khokhuphela.

          • Stokononzi

            you are the only person who has talked sense on this forum! I am married to a Ndebele, all girlfrends are Ndebele! asingade ngaarutse! I am shona myself! why should we segregate. On most case men are the ones who are pushing this tribal thing hee shona heee ndebele! Women dont mind that as long as you have money in your pocket she is good with you! So all you fools continue with your debate and hatred whilst we take all the money and the beautiful women to ourselves.Viva Stokononzi! Out!

          • Papa Wa Ofentse Le Nqobile

            Tsek Swinner

          • Cde

            Ķkkk tsek samaaz who speaks ndeks

          • Rameck Rinovonekwanenyanga

            Mina ngiriShona mbinjiyami, ngithanda Ndevere girls because bahlara bencantshile all time. Siyazekhana khupera skhathi songe. Ngaze ngakhorisa lapa eBhuruwayo. Umnawami owavera eMrambinda ngizamdingera ingazana yechiNdevere lapha eBhuruwayo laye ahlare bezekhana khokhuphela.

          • worried_zimbo

            WHAT I HAVE REALIZED ABOUT THESE TRIBAL ISSUES ARE INSTIGATED BY MEN, MEN HAVE A BIG PROBLEM

          • Sonde

            Small house? Your days are numbered my friend. If you think the small house is not giving the box to someone else who might have inyosi then you are deceiving yourself.

          • Cde

            I put lock and key runyoka from Karoi.kkkk

          • Question Mark?

            Ooops! Whats the official language at a family funeral?

          • Cde

            English becoz vakadzidza and they live in Harare kkkķkkk kwaaaaa.

          • worried_zimbo

            ENGLISH KKKKKKKKKKK

          • worried_zimbo

            KKKKKKKKKKK AND ALL ARE PEOPLE IN YOUR EYES

      • Mjaji Wengotsha

        …don’t matter where you come from just learn the language where you based….

        • worried_zimbo

          PERIOD, BE A LINGUIST

    • Mjaji Wengotsha

      “worse” Tonga??

    • Tinowaziwa

      All public officers (including nurses, teachers and doctors) must at least be trilingual…!! In years gone by, ZBC’s Radio 2 had people like Jabulani Mangena and Sam Sibanda who could effortlessly switch from Chishona to isiNdebele, and vice versa.

      • worried_zimbo

        those were the days, we enjoyed they was no issue of tribalism like now, now is boring, people fighting over ndebele, shona

  • Grace Disgrace II

    Tribal stories are not progressive at all.Can’t we have better stories which are not divisive? Regionalism talk drains energy.

    • butros

      Truly this reporter and its editor are just shallow minded, they should have verified the story before publishing unfounded, malicious and damaging story. Yesterday they were more than 100 comments which had hate language from all angles. But in earnest these teachers from north especially given preferencial slots at Hillside teachers’ college are a cause of concern because they come to Mat with attitudes towards people from this hence such letters are written. But for those Shona people who were born and bread in Mat they know how to interact with people in the region.

      • josefa chinotimba

        True,like us shonas who have over 30 years living in Mat,we know very well how to interact with our brothers and sisters.My children,are all born here in Bulawayo,went to school here and are like other kids of Matabeleland.

        The problem starts with the reporters whom i suspect enjoy the debates on the forum whilst brewing coffee in their offices.It’s wrong.

        • bh

          Yebo ke Mfowethu!

        • Question Mark?

          Saka hausi MuTshona in that case. Uri MuNdechu 150%. AmaHole category.Thirty years aint no joke boy.
          Its no surprise to find u with an okapi knife somewhere,a pair of tommie shoes on your feet and a bottle of Vodkla in one pocket. Ndebele or Shona are not tribes because there are no distinct genetics traceable to two different progenitors. Rather, the groupings relate to customs, language spoken, socialisation, way of life. That u say u are Tshona, think about it: Do you have a parafin Hat? Dou you have a pair of roli Manyatela shoes? Can u eat mbeba?Can you drink seven days brew from a calabash? Can u ululate with an axe balanced on the left shoulder? Can u play the mbakumba drum? Your grandpa might have been Shona but you certainly lost it. You went overboard. Same order with Zibulo & co. above. How can one say he is Ndebele when he has no Cow Hide Shield, a pair of tommie shoes and and an okapi knife in the left pocket? Can they play the Tshikitsha dance? Do they even know what an assegai looks like? Can they wield a knobkerry? You folks are all talk and no proof! Why not just zip it?

        • worried_zimbo

          yes these reporters are the ones causing all this, unfortunately people get carried away and start insulting each other.

      • musa

        are they given preferential slots? have you verified that?

        • trymo

          Yes they are.
          Go and check for yourself

          • Shumba Chikakarara

            Stop lying. If you don’t apply do you expect to called from your home? Afterall Hillside is a govt college which must cater for every Zimbabwean.

      • Rameck Rinovonekwanenyanga

        Ukhuruma amanga, mina ngiriShona mbinjiyami, ngithanda amaNdevere girls because bahlara bencantshile all time. Siyazekhana khupera skhathi songe. Ngaze ngakhorisa lapa eBhuruwayo. Umnawami owavera eMrambinda ngizamdingera ingazana yechiNdevere lapha eBhuruwayo laye ahlare bezekhana khokhuphela.

      • worried_zimbo

        they are who enjoy these fights, and people they get carried away and start insulting each other because someone is ndebele and the other one is shona

    • josefa chinotimba

      Exactly!

    • worried_zimbo

      great thinking

  • Tinowaziwa

    It certainly did not sense in first place that Ncube(a Mukanya) could be tribalistic!! Similarly, it’s illogical for the Mpofus(originally the Mhofu people from Buhera) and the Moyos(Bvumavaranda, the Rozvi) to be anti-Shona….the Sibandas, the Dubes all these people have Shona ancestors!!

    • josefa chinotimba

      True brother.

    • Tendi

      Very true

  • Dzasukwa mwanaasinabhurugwa

    What do you have to say about Shona teachers who cant utter a single Ndebele word who are deployed to Matabeleland schools?

  • Seles

    Can we please have stories based on facts in future. Writers should verify their stories before publishing them. That’s a big social responsibility which I think should be a topic in their training. This reflects poorly on the journalistic fraternity. Being petty is definitely a reputation sinker in any circles.

    • musa

      facts? in this media house? keep dreaming. here the scribes drive a certain agenda, the zany pf agenda. they also sensationalise, this is more of a tabloid than anything else.

      • Botererai Huninyoromumoto

        I come from Guruve under Sabhuku Mbudziinodyapayakasungirirwa, I relocated to Bulawayo, sengishara eNkurumani. I’m married to a wonderful woman Skhulekire, I have a girlfriend now Sukolushe and all is well for me. Now I can speak Ndebele fairly fluent, ngyakuruma stereki. I like Sukolushe coz with her it’s all about khuzekhana sterekhi kupela. Angizofi ngachiyana raye ungazana lowu.

  • Gotszman

    Ndebele and Shona are the two major languages spoken in Zimbabwe.I thought the new curriculum would recommend that these two languages be made compulsory from early childhood learning to at least Ordinary Level.

    • zibulo

      True, even the whiteman/colonialist knew that, hence they tried to pacify us making sure that all have power in their regions . We had a Radio Mthwakazi and TV Mthwakazi which broadcast in mainly Ndebele and bits of other local languages too, but since all in the region were living in Mthwakazi ,all knew ,and endeared themselves to what was when the colonialist defeated us. There was Radio Harare, catering for all Shona dialects , including Shangani which was for the Gaza people (from Maswingo to Manicaland south). Radio Jacaranda was for the whites mainly, but anyone could switch to any of these stations anytime, and we did that. so that everyopne enjoys radio ; music, drama plays, news , competitioins, etc in THEIR , NOT SHONA ONLY , LANGUAGES !!!. How cani have Ndebele news read by a shona person who is interviwed and appointed/employed by a shona boss?and what would be going on in the mind of a person who deploys a non local person, as if the locals are damn fools or robots.?tHESE ARE THE PEOPLE WHO ARE TRIBILSTS, those who employ and deploly and who is that ??? GOVERNMENT !!!!. Like i said shona people elsewhere are even surprised why their brothers are scrambling for authority here, its the local deployees who know that they are stealing local children’s futures and wealth who are the BIG PROBLEM. Read Herald Newspaper and you will see such comments. some of them even mention that Ndebeles are justified to claim separatism after Gugurahundi, similar to Rwanda and Sudan. Gugurahundi warranted and still does, warrant separatism because Mthwakazi is undewr siege/ Local shona deployees are a problem, aided by State Security they have learnt DISRESPECT , as they act with impunity. Aided also by the deployeed sellout Ndebeles in ZANU and Chronicle as stooges of “unity”

  • Gotszman

    Zimbabwe is not for the Shona nor the Ndebeles , but its for Zimbabweans period! Anything short of that is not only arrogant but equally mischievous .

    • worried_zimbo

      thank you, people are so stressed hence are always fighting over languages

  • Orange

    Another unresearched article based 9n social media. Shame to you editor. It seams you have a bad agenda for Byo.

  • koka

    clearly some shona teacher or cio was trying to stir trouble. Mthwakazi is still 100% behind Ncube. In fact we need to arrange a demonstration against this foolish shona.

    Lastly chronicle headline clearly shows which side this publication had taken. I am not surprised at all because this newspaper is captured by state security organs and is a fine example of gutter press. with or without chronicle lies and deceit Mthwakazi nation will thrive.

    VUKA MTHWAKAZI,

    VOTE MRP, THE FUTURE OF MTHWAKAZI

    • Morgan

      dissidents will be crushed

      • worried_zimbo

        stop that thinking, that is madness

    • Changamire Dombo

      Your partially-developed brain is as divisive and primitive as the author of the silly document, you cretin!

    • Tendi

      Mtwakazi?? What’s that? is it a name of a diptank?

      • Gatsha

        Ugogo wakho wena mudli wamagundwane

        • Tendi

          Hey wena udakiwe le nyama yaDonkey! Fusek.

          • Ndlela Zimhlophe

            Lezinto ezinuka amakhwapha zigcwele yonke indawo yabokhokho …ziyancasula kanjani…azikwazi lokugeza…kunuka yonke indawo koBulawayo

      • Rudo

        Mthwakazi is over 200 years old. Your efforts at belittling it are meaningless and will always come to naught. Mthwakazi has been there long before your ancestors were born so stop wasting time on something that you will never ever achieve in your life time. Its older than the borders of Zimbabwe!

    • Botererai Huninyoromumoto

      Mina I come from Guruve under Sabhuku Mbudziinodyapayakasungirirwa, I relocated to Bulawayo, sengishara eNkurumani. I’m married to a wonderful woman Skhulekire, I have a girlfriend now Sukolushe and all is well for me. Now I can speak Ndebele fairly fluent, ngyakuruma stereki. I like Sukolushe coz with her it’s all about khuzekhana sterekhi kupela. Angizofi ngachiyana raye ungazana lowu.

  • John

    Xolisa wena ‘Andile Tshuma’…..

    • trymo

      Kaxolise ukhotha amashona imdidi msunu wakhe

      • worried_zimbo

        stop blaming abanye abantu.

  • Stokononzi

    I am married to a Ndebele, all girlfrends are Ndebele! asingade ngaarutse! I am shona myself! why should we segregate. On most case men are the ones who are pushing this tribal thing hee shona heee ndebele! Women dont mind that as long as you have money in your pocket she is good with you! So all you fools continue with your debate and hatred whilst we take all the money and the beautiful women to ourselves.Viva Stokononzi! Out!

    • God of War

      I salute you sir cz i am also doing the same thing. I’m married to a ndebele and i only have ndebele women as girlfriends. While the men are busy being tribalist, the women don’t care.

      • Tendi

        Me too, I have no problem with Ndebele women but most men are thick headed. They gobto an extent of attacking you if you break their language during the process of learning.

        • makhosi

          OUR FOREFATHERS NEVER TOOK SHONAS AS A PEOPLE, THE MEN WERE SIMPLY NOT MEN ENOUGH. SISIE.

          • Rider~

            By man enough do you mean violent?

          • Tendi

            Unopenga, unopengaaah! Did you ever hear that statement?? Kkkkkk

          • Botererai Huninyoromumoto

            Manje mina njengami, I come from Guruve under Sabhuku Mbudziinodyapayakasungirirwa, I relocated to Bulawayo, sengishara eNkurumani. I’m married to a wonderful woman Skhulekire, I have a girlfriend now Sukolushe and all is well for me. Now I can speak Ndebele fairly fluent, ngyakuruma stereki. I like Sukolushe coz with her it’s all about khuzekhana sterekhi kupela. Angizofi ngachiyana raye ungazana lowu.

        • ROYAL MTHWAKAZI

          Culture and Custom identity is for the custodianship of men, not women. Women everywhere belong to everyone. Even among the Shona; the women are more open than the men. White women are more welcoming to black males approaches than white males. Nothing unusual in this. The problem with you people is that you are incapable of thinking out of the box and analysing and understanding issues beyond your narrow Zimbabwean confines. This happens everywhere across the world. Its not a Ndebele thing!

          • World Citizen

            We wouldnt care less if a Ndebele or Venda guy got with a shona girl because we do not police women’s vaginas. What business is it of you if a woman decides to date, sleep with or marry a Shona man? I guess being unemployed leads to many frustrations. We would warn the sister to be ware of being stabbed in a fit of rage by an okapi wielding person but we wouldnt stop her or ostracise her. Unlike some people who believe that its their right to dictate what goes on in bed and treat their women like objects that cannot make decisions.

          • ROYAL MTHWAKAZI

            ZANU tribalism again? It is entlek you Shona men who always brag about Ndebele women going for you as if that is an achievement. Most Ndebele men dont give a hoot about what Ndebele women do or who they go for – so stop bragging about nothing.

            Women are available to anyone from wherever all over the world. One doesnt have to marry from their own community. I can get a Swati, Motswana, Shangaan, Zulu, Xhosa, Namibian, Zambian American, British girlfriend and marry – no restrictions. So this Shona bragging with Ndebele women is primitive and smacks of a deep seated inferiority complex. PERIOD!

          • World Citizen

            Shona only brag about ukuzeka these Ndebele girls and women to piss you off because you are sensitive little b****es. Qina ndoda. You always looking for ways to include Zanu in everything because it’s your worst nightmare .that’s why you teach your girl children not to date shonas but being children they will rebel and bring you a gundwane eating grandchild. I know some Ndebele girls who have been disowned for having a part Shona child. Such tribalism. Shona people generally don’t care who gets with their children. Exceptions exist but it is not foremost on their minds to hate Ndebele people in general. Chete kungoti hatred eats the one who harbours it most. So it’s a lose lose situation. Lighten up mfowethu!

          • THE TRUTH

            Shonas suffer from low self esteem; hence their obsession with a minority. How many are Ndebele people in Zim? Shame!

          • World Citizen

            Lol, you know that isnt true. The only ones who suffer from low self esteem are the ones who always complain and dont do anything. These people exist in all tribes. Not only Shonas. Plenty of Ndebele people have this problem too. Noone is obsessed with any minority. We are all Zimbabweans. There are more than 10 ethnic groups but it is clear that there is one ethnic group which feels like it is under siege. Ask yourself why that is? look in the mirror bruh!

          • THE TRUTH

            Well Mthwakazi are a proud and self assured people. That is why they never interfere with anything to do with Shonas, whether it’s their culture or languages in their regions. Mthwakazi only take issue with Shonas when Shonas come to their provinces; otherwise what you do up there doesn’t bother them at all. Shonas are always interfering in all things Ndebele that have nothing to do with them. That’s inferiority complex. Why should I bother about your marrying in the wrong season culture? What does it have to do with me? I’m focused on myself and my culture because I am a proud of it. I’m proud of myself.

          • World Citizen

            Lol tell yourself that. You know how self conscious you guys are. Everything has to be about Shonas want to dominate us this and that. Shonas are taking our women. Shonas are taking our jobs, Shonas are working in government yada yada. Shonas are coming to “our” region? Did your forefathers carry land in their pockets when they fled Nguniland? If you cannot live in harmony with the fact that we are all Zimbabweans you will live a sad life being pissed off at anything and everything. Being a professional complainer is not a good career choice. You need to chill out and enjoy Zimbabwe with its many tribes and peoples

          • THE TRUTH

            Yes it is always about Shonas ONLY in Matebeleland. You dont seem to get it; you are too thick. We never bother about Shonas outside Matebeleland – why should we – they can fcukken do whatever who cares? It is you SHONAS who bother about us.

            And you come to my home and try dominating me; sure, yes I will have a go at you and always NONE STOP.

            As for women, that is a Shona imagination – no Mthwakazi complains about women. Women are ONLY a Shona men obsession.

            Thina we are only focused on economic opportunities/jobs in Mthwakazi; our languages and cultures – FINISH AND KLAAR!!!!

          • World Citizen

            Well since Mthwakazi exists in your dreams we shall not interfere. Dreaming is not a crime. Asante sana mfowethu

          • THE TRUTH

            Thank you. Now you can turn your attention to Nehanda. Her legacy, if at all any had been neglected for far too long because of too much Shona obsession with us. We are sick and tired of Shona interference in anything Mthwakazi!

          • Thanks

            Who gets pissed off over someone they don’t know? That’s madness. You Shona men are not normal upstairs!

          • THE TRUTH

            You are obsessed with women. Why is that they never write anything about you Shonas?

          • Tendi

            But why threaten to break my neck if I break your language? How can I learn a language without breaking it?

          • ROYAL MTHWAKAZI

            Only cowards take breaking neck threats seriously. Ever heard of what is known as social banter in different societies? Go to the UK, you will get it among the English and the Scottish. Go to India you will get it among the Hindu and the Sadajis. Everywhere its there!

          • zibulo

            gwalandini . !!!

          • worried_zimbo

            you are correct

      • Quetion Mark?

        Shame! Now thats tribalisim at its worst! Why marry and fornicate with one tribe only? Who will marry from the other tribes and who will fornicate with the rest? Why give those privileges to the Ndebele women only? Ngubani ongafunayo?

        • worried_zimbo

          kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

      • Ndlela Zimhlophe

        Its an achievement for gukurahundist to date a umuntu wesiNdebeleni, ngoba ububi le kini eHalale bu-serious.

        • God of War

          Whatever man. Just know that we are banging your people hard kind while you cry about mutwakazi

          • Top Sgelekeqe

            No man. Your Shona women are being taken over by Nigerians and Chinese men in Harare because you are busy chasing after Mthwakazi women. Even businesses/Hair Salons are taken over; all because of your obsession with Mthwakazi. You dont even know whats going on in your Shona Harare backyards because of your Ndebele obsession!

          • God of War

            I’m not from Harare son, so i don’t care who is doing what there. All i care about is sleeping with all the yellowbone, nice body ndebele women i can get while you are busy complaining about mutwakazi and nigerian men etc. Wake up son

          • Wamba dia Wamba

            Hehehe, what I like about Ndebele chicks is that they like the D**K so much, they say they are deprived by their men who are so preoccupied about going to SA to do armed robberies.

          • THE TRUTH

            Inferiority complex. A Ndebele woman is a life’s achievement for a Shona man. Shame, what a pity!

          • Wamba dia Wamba

            No we f**k ndebele women as a form of getting back at their coward brothers that it ndebele men.I have also discovered that most ndebele well to do women, have an out of town Harare boyfriend who comes every now and then or they travel that side just for pure pleasure, behind a poor ndebele husband’s back.

          • THE TRUTH

            Getting back at me over someone I dont know – you are primitively insane. We dont own properties called “Ndebele women”. If you were talking about my House or car, I would understand. We dont give a fcukk!

          • Top Sgelekeqe

            Enjoy. I don’t own any property called Ndebele women!

          • worried_zimbo

            ndebeles are people as well, come guys and marry our sisters, mthwakazi is in Zimbabwe so anyone is loud to marry whoever he loves, Nigerians and Chinese are people as well, we are all human beings no one is better than the other, beautiful or ugly same fanana, asifuni bumbulu.

        • worried_zimbo

          that is very stupid, it does not bring food or anything in your life, you will suffer with your beauty and the ugly ones they prosper, that is a stupid mentality, think like a grown up person, and who is matured as well.

      • zibulo

        some times you post intelligence here, sometimes you post UBUNJA !! You are like Chronicle which you castigate for twisting stories. You local shonas twist things here , and the only muscle you have always had backing you is the CIO/CID/ARMY/ all state security. coz govt has tribalist tendencies . We were never tribal , our king Mzilikazi lived well with neighboring kings and married their daughters, we are also ptoducts of those women lines. Its the TRIBALISTIC TENDENCIES and DENIALS whilst you eat the fattest meat , our share , when you ahve your own back home, by employing an evil called wakadzidza. carry on but the next children/generations will turn things the othere way, when they demand what is theirs. we were never tribalistic before independence; the so-called indepemdence brought misery to Zimbabweans ; hate, massacres, tribalism, poverty, cashlessness and nop one is immune to that. we liverd with shonas harmoniously , they knew who we were and wjho they were, but were never subjugated. the current beneficiasries will cause strifew i tell you, oin the same magnitude as the Entumbane crisis,

        • God of War

          Surely you can not expect me not to use the advantages that i have. I didn’t make the rules, i just play the game. When Bulawayo is marginalised, i’m also affected cz i live there, so i don’t get why you are blaming me for being a shona. I didnt choose my tribe, i was born into it just like you didnt choose yours. So there is nothing special about being shona or ndebele pal.

      • worried_zimbo

        i like women they don’t care about this tribe issue, its only a few, its because they are too much into politics, as long you provide for them ndebele or shona to them it doesn’t matter, hence they say love is blind, clever women they will never fight tribal matters, they will love anyone who proposes to them.

    • Wellington

      hallo sbari, well said baba this practise is primitive and outdated, our children should never be exposed to such after all we are all blacks and have the same red blood breathe same oxygen queue for the same cash in banks

      • worried_zimbo

        same blood and skin, all the systems are the same in our bodies and they operate the same, its like cars, outside they are different eg, nissan, toyota, bmw, benz, all are different cars but they all operate the same from inside, so this ndebele, shona thing does not work and it will never work unfortunately.

    • THE TRUTH

      That is why historically in most societies across the world, women were never allowed to lead, because they are to soft – they would easily allow outsiders to take over, even through marriages and thus destroy nations, and their language and cultural identities in the process. Do you think the British Monarchy would still be in existence today, if they had relaxed the criteria on marriages? Females would bring in Moslem Osama Bin Laden types as husbands into the Royal family and the crown would be history, gone; finish and klaar!

      • KwaDunusa

        What’s your point? Do you know that Prince Philip, Queen’s hubby, is Greek?

        • zibulo

          but would nev er be King

      • zibulo

        Lady D wayejola leSulimani , what happened to her ???

    • Cde

      Kkkkk ini ndeda mundeks no problem than these Shona gals they will rip you until wapazero even in death they will take everything..Nigerians pliz torai henyu isu tiri tiii mumandeks kkkkk ..

  • Stokononzi

    This Ncube headmaster looks dull as well, he is in the same shoes as the guy from Esigodini who is being accused of showing his privates to female co workers. This Ncube guy is not innocent at all! He looks guilty. why in the first place should someone bring in language differences or specify to kids of what to sing and not? I wish i could see his daughter and sire shona kids with her! Ozonda usendu lwabanye ufuna ukumithiselwa abantwabakhe yilabo abazondayo! I am shona bt trust me. This tribal thing agitates me!

    • moyoza

      You are preaching tribalism you idiot…
      You are getting carried away by this article written by a shona stupid idiot…
      There is nothing tribal about someone encouraging kids to sing in a local language…if a headmaster in Binga encourages kids to sing in Tonga is there anything tribal about that..
      The person who wrote this article is formanting tribalism.. .first and for most its not kids who wrote that article, it shows the writer has some connection somewhere with these shona idiots who are trying to creat a story out of nothing.
      Who is the chronicle editor, this person my be arrested for making such stupid things making national headlines..
      The editor is another Goefrey Nyarota trying to divide the country and kill matebele voice.

      • Luphahla

        That’s a good observation. If the Tonga people ask to be examined in Tonga in lieu of Ndebele, is it tribalism? Shona is not taught in Bulawayo, y should we sing in Shona at school? Ngumsuzo lowo. Umfishila sibili, NXXXX

        • Tendi

          There are a lot of schools that teach Shona in Bulawayo, don’t lie. Mzilikazi High and Byo Adventis High School are justva few examples. Do you live in a cave since you don’t know such info?

          • Ndlela Zimhlophe

            Sies they must take their shona back to Mashonaland

          • Tendi

            ….and take yourself and your people to Zululand. Mashonaland is nearer to Byo than Zululand. Why do you run away from your ancestors?

          • worried_zimbo

            uyisilima wena Ndlela

      • Tendi

        Is Andile Tshuma now a Shona? Your head needs to be examined!

    • SANDILE NARE

      Ulengqondo yenyamazana. Lawe abakho abantwana bazamithiswa ngamaNdebele sibone ukuthi uzakwenzani. Sies man, your thinking emenates from the stone age era.
      Grow up and make a difference between you and your toddler

    • Brutal Truth

      What a douchebag you are.I’ve met some of the most intelligent people alive but with “dunderhead” looking faces & I’ve met some of most innocent & compassionate beings alive with the most stoic looking faces you’ll ever see.You are quite an idiot..don’t judge a person only by their looks

    • dongamuzi

      ‘He looks guilty’………you have just lessened you pathetic view. You are not gifted with intelligence hence your analysis is based ‘only’ your ability to see.if circumstances allowed you to be a judge, which according to your above analysis will never happen surely you will make a pathetic judge.

  • Dudu Mdlaziba

    They are trying by all means to smear the Ndebele with all kinds of dirt, kodwa bayehluleka. VIVA MTHWAKAZI!

    • Tendi

      Who is trying to smear the Ndebele? Can’t you see the story was authored by a fellow Ndebele?

      • Ndlela Zimhlophe

        Shonas of course…those rat eating people

        • Tendi

          It’s better to eat rats than dog and donkey meat from your abattoir.How’s donkey meat?

      • trymo

        He was captured by the shona

        • Tendi

          Shonas are nowhere near Chronicle.

        • worried_zimbo

          stop blaming other people things, in all our failers we blame shonas, come on guys, scapegoat all the time.

      • mkhonto kaNyangolo

        The anonymous letter was written by shona teachers at the school

  • Sigodo

    well done Kaira. We do not like divisive elements. Whoever wrote the tarnishing document is irresponsible, ethnocentric, egoistic, divisive, retrogressive, archaic, backwards, antisocial, insensitive, antagonistic, unrepentant, abusive, and counterproductive.

  • Khulani Ndlovu

    Awulanhloni wena Andile …trying hard to please your bosses sies maan,

    • Botererai Huninyoromumoto

      Sbare, I come from Guruve under Sabhuku Mbudziinodyapayakasungirirwa, I relocated to Bulawayo, sengishara eNkurumani. I’m married to a wonderful woman Skhulekire, I have a girlfriend now Sukolushe and all is well for me. Now I can speak Ndebele fairly fluent, ngyakuruma stereki. I like Sukolushe coz with her it’s all about khuzekhana sterekhi kupela. Angizofi ngachiyana raye ungazana lowu.

  • THE TRUTH

    Ncube is a National-Unity-In-Diversity Builder. He is not a tribalist. Tribalists are those who impose their languages and cultures on other people of different languages and cultures, instead of integrating with them in provinces that they dont come from!

  • silungisn

    Batshele Mfana Ka Bishop..(VERDE)….you are Ok Shonas must sing Ndebele….too

  • Noah

    While some wouldlike to sweep this ugly tribalism in schools,its hapenning anyway.Shona children in Matebeleland experience it EVERYDAY.Who said Shona language must not be spoken in Matebeleland,is there a law to that effect.Schools especially in urban areas in Mat provinces have quite a significant number of multi lingual students,thats a fact.To ban students singing in any Language is a sure sign of inferiority complex and being extremely intolerant.Apart from Ndebele and Shona there are other languages in Mat’land.There is Tonga,Nambya,Kalanga,Venda,Dombe and many others.Whats so special that children should only speak in iSindebele.Infact these provinces have to be renamed.

    • Tendi

      Well said!

    • Ndabezitha

      Hamba uyokhuluma isishona sakho le kude ungazosinyela la

      • worried_zimbo

        fighting over languages guys, you have nothing to do seriously

  • Nkayi

    Whats wrong with banning shona songs in Matabeleland

    • Botererai Huninyoromumoto

      Everything, I come from Guruve under Sabhuku Mbudziinodyapayakasungirirwa, I relocated to Bulawayo, sengishara eNkurumani. I’m married to a wonderful woman Skhulekire, I have a girlfriend now Sukolushe and all is well for me. Now I can speak Ndebele fairly fluent, ngyakuruma stereki. I like Sukolushe coz with her it’s all about khuzekhana sterekhi kupela. Angizofi ngachiyana raye ungazana lowu.

    • worried_zimbo

      i fill pity for you guys, thina during our time we will sing all songs in shona or ndebele without any tribal problems, we enjoyed our childhood under Smith, no calling of each other with decorative names, we have stoep so low as a people fighting over languages, come guys they are better things to be done, shona or ndebele wont put food on your table.

    • Mwana wekwaMrambinda

      Mina ngavela komrambinda mfowethu, I have a ndevele girlfriend and siyazekhana stereki. I date ndevele girls only, sizekhana nyoro mfethu.

  • Mlambapheli

    What a very mischievous heading by the Chronicle. Why call the headmaster “Trabalist” when he has been cleared. Clearly this news paper is pushing an agenda.

  • REALIST

    If Shonas stopped interfering in Ndebele people’s lives and stayed home in their Mashonaland; all these tribal fights would never happen. Shonas are the cause of all these problems!

  • Zvimba Born

    Unonyeba mhani iwe, I teach at magwegwe high, Ncuwe ndi head wedu hatidi naye. Ncuwe anofanirwa kuramba aripo pachikoro chedu. Magwegwe woye!! Woyeeee!! Magwegwe woye!! Woyeeeee!!!

    Pamberi ne msangano, Pamberi!!
    Pamberi ne Zanu Pf, Pamberi!!
    Pasi nemhandu, pasi nemhanduuu!!

    • Nkunzemnyama

      Ngingenaphi mina ekuthini wenzani, kuphi njalo angikhathali ngomuntu odla amagundwane. Hamba uyokufa.

      • Zvimba Born

        Unonyeba iwe mwana wehure!!
        Mai vako varikuhura ku Makokoba

        • Nkunzemnyama

          Usuthi amagundwane mntwane nja.

          • Zvimba Born

            Haha, mfethu, amagundwane amnandi especially ungawenza umhwabha. My ndevere girlfriend Skhulurekile enjoys them too. We eat them then sirare sizekhana ubusukhu bonke. How is my ndevere, I’m making significant progress mpintsh’yam’. My ndevere girl is teaching me

          • Nkunzemnyama

            Angikhathali .ngokwakho lokho zizimbane .

          • Zvimba Born

            Namuhla so, ngiyalala ngizekha, ungazana wami usendleleni uza ngakwami. Ngizakukhumbura mfethu lamhlanje especially ma sengichama laphana. Kwaze khwamnandi ko Bhuruwayo madoda, umama sibili esiShoneni kangibuyeri khona futhi. Ende ingazana yami iyakhwazi ukhungipha imbumbu eish. Kancitshani lalo igoro umntwanomuntu.

          • Nkunzemnyama

            Ubunathe ubuthela amanzi.

          • Zvimba Born

            Hawu mfethu bengicawanga kuthi uzakhuti ugqokhe mfethu ungangeni unjaro. Manje that would have been late advise ngoba ngitshaya nyoro mfethu. Kangikhaze ngigqokhe i protection. Ingazana yami iyayara nxa ngigqokhile.

          • Zvimba Born

            Ingazana wami seyifikile ndoda, usegedini lami so ngengoba ngikhuruma. Hey ugqokhe a short dress ngahle ngancantsha khayi one. Ya lamhlanje ngizajabula, ngiyocama 3 rounds before we sleep. Ngimvukere futhi ekhuseni khakhulu sizekhane futhi. Uyakwazi ukungipa igoro umntwana lowu shemu. Lina mapantsura please lingangithatheli umntwana lowu. Ngingabuyela esiShoneni ngiyoziburara.

          • worried_zimbo

            LEAVE HIM ALONE, HE IS BEING SARCASTIC TO YOU, LAWE STOP FOLLOWING HIM

          • Zvimba Born

            Siya ndiwudze mwana wehure uyu. Mai vake vakagara beya izvezvi mubhawa.

          • worried_zimbo

            STOP IT

          • worried_zimbo

            lawe futhi stop it, fighting over nothing, you guys, you do not have things to do.

          • worried_zimbo

            stop it, you Zvimba, guys you are fighting over nothing.

          • worried_zimbo

            guys stop it!!

          • Nkunzemnyama

            Tserk wena. Ungenaphi?

          • Zvimba Born

            Hawu mfowethu bengicawanga kuthi uzakhuti ugqokhe mfethu ungangeni unjaro. Manje that would have been late advise ngoba ngitshaya nyoro mfethu. Kangikhaze ngigqokhe i protection. Ingazana yami iyayara nxa ngigqokhile.

          • worried_zimbo

            IBA NGUMUNTU LAWE, i do not care even if you can insult me i won”t die, i was brought up in an orderly home, my parents taught me very well, i always love peace, i love were there is peace, but i can see ukuthi wena you are this kind of a person othanda impi

        • worried_zimbo

          guys stop it!!!

      • Zvimba Born

        Mina ngiriShona mpintsh’yam’, ngithanda Ndevere girls because bahlara bencantshile all time. Siyazekhana khupera skhathi songe. Ngaze ngakhorisa lapa eBhuruwayo. Umnawami owavera eMrambinda uRuramaimese sengamdingera ingazana yechiNdevere lapha eBhuruwayo laye ahlare bezekhana khokhuphela. Ingazana yakhe uyajabula kakhuru saying she has never been so good.

        • Nkunzemnyama

          Hambo tshela unyoko swina-ndini.

          • worried_zimbo

            USUFANA LAYE MANJE LAWE, DO NOT RESPOND TO HIM

  • worried_zimbo

    blaming game always, which means ndebele people can not think, always they are captured by shonas and they allow that,, everything which goes wrong in matebeleland its shonas, lathi kodwa hayi aaaaa

  • worried_zimbo

    Listen I Do not care, go on and insult me, I will remain in one peace, am not like you, I was not brought up in a one room (lodger), your behaviour it’s like that