Social media trend of ‘Vanhu veMasvingo’ jokes have touched the people of Masvingo’s nerves and they are furious at whoever started and continues to spread the attack on the Karanga tribe calling it unacceptable cheap tribalism.
Masvingo province is dominated by the Karanga tribe who in the recent times pride themselves in producing many intellectuals hence the ‘Vanhu veMasvingo’ jokes themed by stupidity comes as a surprise to them if one would consider social media commentary.
Tribalism refer in popular cultural terms to a way of thinking or behaving in which people are loyal to their own tribe or social group and the Masvingo people say stupid, uncivilised and uneducated does not at all describe their social standing hence they want a stop to the trend.
Some comments exctracted from the social media
“After 37 yrs of Independence we can destroy what we have achieved by sending the senseless jokes which transmit other unintended signals especially among children and youths that now shun their cultural identity just to escape the scathing attack”
“And just today one of my colleagues who is a South African asked me from which province of Zimbabwe I come from. I said Masvingo, then he burst out laughing and started teasing me, so you’re the most stupid tribesman of Zimbabwe, I know this from the blonde jokes about your people.”
“I would like to urge all Masvingo folk to remain calm and collected and exude profound nonchalance. This systematic avalanche of counter and non productive nonsensical pot shots emanates from sections of our society who have an abundance of time to misdirect their creativity in lieu of more pertinent national issues that require urgent attention.”
I Zim says “Stop entertaining jokes that might be translated as tribalism, don’t share jokes that divide us according to tribes. There is no veMasvingo or veHarare, we are all of Zimbabweans.”
Lack of ‘good’ se_x ends marriage
A se_xually-starved woman has been left with no choice, but to part ways with her husband who has denied her conjugal rights for two years and proved only to be good at insulting her.
As a result, Wandile Bhebhe thinks the only solution is kicking Brian Bhebhe out of their rented home as he is a “useless” man.
A reliable source close to the family said: “The couple got customarily married in 2011 and they were blessed with two children.
“They have been having marital problems and as such the husband did not want to be intimate with the wife though they shared the same bed.
“It all started when the man suspected that the woman was cheating on him.”
It is reported that the couple have not had peace at their home for the past few years and elders have failed to help solve their problems.
“Now the woman has come out in the open and wants to part ways with her husband because he has se_xually-starved her for a long time,” said the source.
Wandile confirmed the reports and revealed that she had since applied for a protection order.
“Who told you? Anyway the reasons why I want to divorce the man are stated in my affidavit I submitted at the courts,” she said, giggling.
In her affidavit, she said:
“Since 2011, my husband has been ill-treating me. He has not been doing any se_xual activities with me for the past two years and has been regularly insulting me saying I am a bitch.
“I therefore apply for a peace order so that I can have peace and Brian Bhebhe leaves me at my place of residence and does not interfere in my life anymore.”
She even stated that her life was in danger as the man constantly threatened to kill her.
Efforts to get a comment from Bhebhe were fruitless as his mobile phone was unreachable and his whereabouts unknown.