Mthwakazi Republic Party
In 2018 Mthwakazi Republican Party, said that its activists arrested by police after giving testimony to the Motlanthe Commission several weeks ago in Bulawayo were harassed by state security agents.
MRP was officially launched to the public on January 11, in 2014 at Presbyterian Church Hall in Bulawayo.
Mthwakazi is an inter-cultural nation which was established by King Mzilikazi whose origins can be traced down to Zululand. The nation comprised of more than 13 tribes who were harmoniously ruled in their diversity. The border of Mthwakazi and Zimbabwe which was signed between Sir Star Leander Jameson and King Lobengula in 1891. The border is the Munyathi River, and that exists between Mthwakazi and Zambia is Zambezi River. The Border that exist between Mthwakazi and Botswana is Ramaquabane and the border that separate Mthwakazi from South Africa is Limpopo River.
The tribes found in Mthwakazi are Tonga, Swazi, Coloureds, Sotho, ChiNambya, Venda, Ndebele, Khalanga, Lozwi, Nyanja, Chewa and English among others.
Mthwakazi Republic Party advocates for the restoration of the separate state of Mthwakazi which initially lost its independence in 1893 when the British South African Company invaded the land of Mthwakazi assisted by the 652 Shona Batsmen in Gadade (battle of Mbembesi). In the 1960s when the Africans were lobbying for their independence, ZAPU was formed under the leadership of Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo and he commanded the ZIPRA which was a military wing of ZAPU mainly anticipated to push the interests of Mthwakazi people.
- , Origins of Mthwakazi Republic Party and its political views , Published: 15 July 2017, Retrieved: 8 January 2017
- MRP Activists Arrested, Harassed By State Security Agents - Party Claims ⋆ Pindula News, Pindula News, retrieved: 6 Dec 2018