Minister Stan Mudenge ‘explains’ Mugabe’s Ndebele ancestry,…hmn 2018 elections are coming up!
MINISTER STAN MUDENGE ‘EXPLAINS MUGABE’S NDEBELE ANCESTRY
www.newzimbabwevision.com says this is absolutely vile . In my view its a sick attempt to brainwash gullible Matebeleland who were butchered during gukurahundi, in the run up to 2018 elections’ Its simply, when you don’t need them butcher 20,000 of them and when you need their vote, go ahead and claim alleged ancestry connections to them. At a time when people would prefer acknowledgement, and apologies and compensation over the gukurahundi genocide in which Mugabe’s cousin ‘Bigboy Samson Chikerema’ a.k.a Perrance Shiri as the commander of the tribalist Shona fifth Brigade, slaughtered 20,000 innocent unarmed Ndebeles, the Zanu pf propaganda machine through Minister Stan Mudenge claims Mugabe’s Ndebele ancestry. Interestingly enough only last week we had claims by the Zimbabwe Heritage Trust (CEO) Pritchard Zhou that Ndebeles are actually Shonas who don’t know their origin. They want to deny Mugabe’s, ‘totemless people of no origin’ background a.k.a Matibiri , Malawi ancestry and instead swing the Matebeleland vote to Zanu pf. Please vote for family, vote for umalume, usibali, umzawenu, Mugabe the Ndebele. Umzukulu usebuyile ekhaya ngoba kayikho inkomo ekababa elala egangeni, zibuya zodwa ngekhaya! Wake up Zimbabwe! …..Discuss! By Sibusiso Ngwenya.
READ ON ABOUT MUGABE’S NDEBELE ANCESTRY CLAIMS
PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has Ndebele ancestry as his grandfather served King Lobengula, historian and Higher Education Minister Stan Mudenge claims.
Speaking at the Lupane State University’s inaugural graduation ceremony in 2010, Minister Mudenge said the President had fascinating roots in Matabeleland that are not always known to the general public.
“His grandfather, a strong powerful figure, was in the service of King Lobengula in the 19th Century, during which he acquired and absorbed the Ndebele culture and language,” said Mudenge.
He said when the President’s grandfather returned to Zvimba, Mashonaland West, the colonial native commissioners — noting his Ndebele cultural traits — began calling him “Matibili,” the colonialists’ pronunciation of Matebele.
“In time, Matibili was Shonalised to ‘Matibiri’ because Shonas substitute ‘l’ with ‘r’,” he said.
Tracing the President’s lineage, Mudenge said the President’s father was the son of Constantine Karigamombe, alias “Matibiri.”
“Therefore, the President belongs to the Matibiri Karigamombe house in Zvimba,” Dr Mudenge said.
He said President Mugabe’s father, Gabriel Mugabe Matibiri, went to work in Bulawayo, where he married his second wife, a Ndebele girl, mother to some of the President’s siblings, who had both Shona and Ndebele blood.
“As a young teacher, the President taught at Empandeni Mission and Hope Fountain Mission. It is at the latter institution that he taught, among others, Governor Angeline Masuku and Mrs Thenjiwe Lesabe, then the head girl,” he said.
Mugabe is reviled in Matabeleland where rights groups say 20,000 people were killed on his orders after Zimbabwe’s independence from colonial rule in 1980.
Source – newzimbabwe