Dull students should stay away from activism: Arthur Mutambara

Former Deputy Prime Minister Arthur Mutambara has urged student activists who do not excel in their studies to stay away from activism and concentrate on their studies instead. Mutambara described these students as dull while launching his book “In Search of the Elusive Zimbabwean Dream: An Autobiography of Thought Leadership (Volume One)” in Mutare. He also urged locals to document their own histories rather than waiting for foreigners to become authorities on Zimbabwean history.

Said Mutambara:

Don’t just make noise but also excel in your studies; if you don’t have the brains for academia stay out of activism.

It’s embarrassing that Zimbabweans have a very limited written history about their culture and ways. Locals should document their family history and not let foreigners to be authorities on locals’ history.

Let us craft our own history so that we become authorities on the history of Africa. We must be masters of our own narratives.


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Arthur Guseni Oliver Mutambara is a Zimbabwean scientist and politician who started his activism during his college days. He became prominent in 2006 when he headed one of the two Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) factions. During the Government of National Unity 2009-2013 he was... Read More About Arthur Mutambara

Mutare is the name of Zimbabwe's third largest city after Harare and Bulawayo. Popularliry referred to in Zimbabwe as Kumakomoyo, this word depicts the city’s mountainous terrain giving it a unique distinction which makes it different from the rest of other cities in the country.... Read More About Mutare

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