Mixed race community seeks equal opportunities

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Mixed race community seeks equal opportunities

Ivan Zhakata

Herald Correspondent

THE mixed race community is seeking equal empowerment opportunities and the removal of obstacles in that process.

The community organised an Inaugural Mixed Race Minorities All Stakeholders Conference on Friday next week in Arcadia with First Lady Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa expected as the guest of honour.

Themed “Bridging the Empowerment Gap; as We Indigenise, Empower, Develop And Create Employment Towards the Attainment of Vision 2030”, the conference seeks to empower indigenous minority communities and to identify and lobby for the removal of obstacles to the empowerment of such communities.

In an interview, Mr Luke Davis, chairman of the Indigenous Minorities of Zimbabwe Trust (IMZim), said the community was against minority stereotyping

“We are Zimbabweans and we must also be part of the development agenda ,” Mr Davis said. “We want to be represented in local government, we must be part of the decision making, we want to be represented politically and we must be part of the strategy of the nation. We want equal opportunities.”

The director of operations in charge of the Inaugural Mixed Race People’s All Stakeholders Conference, Mrs Maureen Charles Mparadzi, said their desire was to bring communities together and move forward in being empowered.

“We want our mixed race community to be visible, to be heard and to be part of the mainstream society and the nation at large because we have not been participating in all activities in the nation up to now. 

“It is something we would like to change and we would like to see something different for the benefit of all Zimbabweans,” she said.


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    Nyoni 2 years ago

    This regime decimated many families from all minorities . The Whites, Indians, Ndebeles etc for their own agenda . We are fully aware why . Now the regime is facing hard times with no investment coming in . These hardworking Zimbabweans have done relatively well overseas without any help from the regime . This regime needs to reconcile with all minorities , talk to them as equals, they pay tax to, discuss with them how to improve the relationship with minorities . You see ZanuPF you are not the bosses of anybody, you think you are. Aluta Continua. 

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      Dr Ace Mukadota PhD 2 years ago

      You forgot to include the Goffels here Comrade Nyoni – many went to Botswana and became multi millioniares.

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        Steve 2 years ago

        Dr Ace…your commentaries are usually entertaining and insightful, though this one seems a bit offside, in my opinion? Besides the ‘multi millionaires’, what about this particular groups marginalisation on many fronts…Yes / no? Would there not be an uproar if a commentator chose to use derogatory names for other groups of people?

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          Dr Ace Mukadota PhD 2 years ago

          I don’t believe that the word is derogatory in ZW Comrade Steve. Ask any mixed race person in ZW what he/she thinks about your comment and I am convinved the ZW mixed race people are proud to be called Goffels.
          Do the test and ask and get back to us here asap. Look forward to your on the ground experiment.