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Ask Takudzwa 10 – Getting Things Going, Anticipated Difficulties

2022-05-10

Author(s): Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Publication (Outlet/Website): Canadian Atheist

Publication Date (yyyy/mm/dd): 2019/10/12

Takudzwa Mazwienduna is the informal leader of Zimbabwean Secular Alliance and a member of the Humanist Society of Zimbabwe. This educational series will explore secularism in Zimbabwe from an organizational perspectiveand some more.

Here we talk about religious and political ties, and impacts on the community.

Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What will be the next stage of the difficulties as humanist become more noticed in Zimbabwe?

Takudzwa Mazwienduna: There is probably going to be backlash from Christian organizations that have political ties. We came across a newspaper article about us soon after we started participating in religious radio shows. It described us as Satanists who wanted to turn the country upside down and such backlash us only going to intensify from now.

Jacobsen: How can all freethought communities in Zimbabwe gather together in solidarity?

Mazwienduna: It wouldn’t take much except for resources and planning to gather all the free thought communities.

Jacobsen: Solidarity and mass activism is a basis for shifting some of the dial with the changes in the policymaking, political, and legal landscape as a basis for the prevention of discrimination. If you had one big funding ask from the international community of freethinkers, what would it be? How could they fund or provide backing for such an initiative?

Mazwienduna: It would be awesome to receive support from the wider international free thinking community. Funding for awareness campaigns and community sensitization on secular issues and raising civic awareness especially with regards to our secular constitution will come in handy.

Jacobsen: Thank you for the opportunity and your time, Takudzwa.

Mazwienduna: It’s always a pleasure Scott! 

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