Prominent Pro-Zanu PF Personality In Tribalism Slur
Editor’s note: An earlier version of this article referred to the subject of the story as a ‘Murakashi’. Such language has bias as the subject has not declared himself to be such officially. We apologise for the oversight.
A prominent pro-Zanu PF personality on social media, Kudzai Mutisi, has stoked tribal tensions by suggesting that people from Matabeleland hate school and should not be aggrieved when they get non-Ndebele speaking teachers.
Writing on microblogging site Twitter, Mutisi said:
If you belong to a tribe that hates going to school and becoming teachers, please don’t blame anyone when your kids are being taught by teachers from other tribes.
The remarks came as there has been anger and consternation in Bulawayo and Matabeleland where concerned parents have expressed unhappiness over the deployment of teachers to the region who have Shona surnames.
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If u belong to a tribe that hates going to school & becoming teachers, please don't blame anyone when your kids are being taught by teachers from other tribes
— Kudzai Mutisi (@KMutisi) March 12, 2019