By Nthungo YaAfrika 

I WILL start this week’s article by a quote from the book ‘ReAfrikanization and the Reality of War’ by Kwame Agyei and Akua Nson Akoto of the Sankofa Movement:

‘‘The mind has strong drive to connect and reconnect itself over a period of time, if it can touch some substantial original historical base. 

The best way to deal with this phenomenon is to shave off one’s mental history and create a multiplicity of phenomenon or illusions so that each illusion will twirl in its own orbit, something akin to floating balls in a vacuum. 

The creation of multiplicity of phenomenon or illusions creates diversified division ‘labour’. The result of which is the severance of the points of original beginnings  for each spherical illusion. 

For further severance from their original beginning, we must completely annihilate the mother tongue and institute a new language for them. Language is a peculiar institution. It leads to the heart of a people.

 Having a fool is one of the basic ingredients of, and incidents to, the making of the slavery system.’’

There is a lot of ignorance about our ancestors and our past because the majority of our people have orphaned minds which think that our past begins in 1884.

This is how one writer describes ignorance: ‘‘Ignorance is the mother of all evil. Evil ends in confusion and death. Truth is like ignorance. If it is hidden it rests within itself, but if it is revealed it is recognised and it is stronger than ignorance and error. Truth wins and will liberate us from confusion. Ignorance seeks to make us slaves but knowledge is freedom. By recognising the truth, we shall find the fruits of truth within our hearts. If we join ourselves, with the truth we shall be fulfilled.’’

We will only be fulfilled when we come to realise that our minds need not be orphans.

What is an orphaned mind?

It is a mind that cannot connect physically or spiritually to the self; a condition currently dogging 1,4 billion people of colour.

Sixty-six years after Ghana got independent, we could at least have moved an inch to total unification of the motherland, to restore it to the state it was found by Lord Macaulay in 1835.

The doctrine of the mind that the whites are flaunting around as their own was an invention of our ancestors found in the Mystery Systems of Egypt.

The word Egypt is from Greek which means ‘black’, automatically cancelling the current inhabitants of Egypt as Egyptians.

Rome called our ancestors ‘niggers’ which translates to black and the Arabs, a combination of all races, including ours, distanced themselves from our skin pigment and called us Soudan which also means black.

Our skin pigment has been a source of ridicule since our ancestors were conquered by the white race.

Our ancestors’ religion, the Mystery Systems, has been, and still is being, labelled evil, satanic and of devil’s origin, yet how many of our race and those of the whites know that the US is part and parcel of that religion today.


Look at the one dollar note and you will see a pyramid with an eye.

Horus eye.

This is from ‘the doctrine of the Mind, of the Egyptian Mysteries, which is connected with the god Osiris, who was presented in all Egyptian temples by the symbol of the Open Eye’.

This symbol indicates not only sight that transcended space and time, but also omniscience, as the Great Mind which created and still directs the universe.

This symbol also forms part of the decoration of all Masonic lodges in the modern world and dates back to the Osirian or Sun worship of the Egyptians more than 1500 BC.

This same notion was also represented by the Egyptian god with eyes all over him and was known as the all-seeing eye.

The white Christian God is described as Omniscient, Omnipresent and Omnipotent.

There is a difference between the white Christian God and Yahweh, Allah, Musiki, uThixo or Chauta, a topic for another day.

Yes the US trusts in god Osiris, that’s why they say: ‘’In God We Trust,” not Yahweh. 

Food for thought! 

Ignorance is contagious, sinful and so is nursing, tolerating or wallowing in an orphaned mind. 

In life, there are two realms: the physical and the spiritual.

Your enemy can shave off your physical mental history but never the spiritual one.

A case in point is ancient Israel wars and Zimbabwe first and second liberation wars.

Ancient Israel’s wars were led by the positive spiritually connected people, so were Zimbabwean ones.

In the history of the Holy Lands, which, before 1945, was called North Eastern Africa, now called Middle East, we have Enoch, Elijah and Yeshua who were positively spiritually connected and could easily be called gods.

In this part of the world, we have Mbuya Nehanda, a positive spiritually connected woman who manifested in Mbuya Charwe, who was a goddess in her own right, but this, to ignorant and orphaned minds, is anathema and sacrilege.

The positive spiritual world is waiting but our race thinks it is satanic because of lack of knowledge and understanding of the self because of three evils among us today; Western religion, schooling and politics. While we are afraid to connect to our ancestors, the US has embraced them and is reaping great benefits because of them.

African philosopher Cheik Anta Diop says of our current ignorance and orphaned minds: ‘‘It will not be astonishing if some of us are still unable to believe that the blacks really played the earliest civilising role. 

Ancient Egyptians were  negroes, black Africans. The moral fruit of their civilisation is to be counted among the assets of the black world.

 Instead of presenting itself to history as an insolvent debtor, the black world is the very initiator of the Western civilisation flaunted before our eyes today. 

It is simply a matter of providing a few landmarks to persuade the incredulous black African readers to bring them to verify this. 

To their great surprise and satisfaction, they will discover that most of the ideas used today to domesticate atrophy, dissolve or steal their souls were conceived by their own ancestors. 

To become conscious of this fact is perhaps the first step towards a genuine retrieval of themselves. Without it, intellectual sterility is the general rule or else the creations bear I know not what imprint of the sub-human.

 In a word, we must restore the historical consciousness of the African peoples and reconquer a Promethean consciousness.’’

This is an academic and intellectual way of seeing things, but is very difficult to achieve if a race is suffering from an acute disease of ignorance and has orphaned minds like ours.

What then? 

The first step is a paradigm shift.

We call ourselves black yet our pigment is not black in any way; this being so because of an orphaned mind.

Is there any hope for a race like ours, burdened by ignorance of the self and orphaned minds?

The answer is yes.

I was pleasantly surprised when a lady by the name Maud Chiteve told me that her niece, Munaishe Namatira (11), when asked about the colour of her skin, answered without hesitating that it was brown.

When asked how she knew it is brown and not black, she said she was told by her teacher Mrs Chikoro from Dhirihari Primay School in Marondera.

She is no longer at Dhirihari Primary School but at Destiny Academy, Marondera.

Many people of our race, old and young, when asked about their skin pigment answer without thinking that it is black.

Teachers like Mrs Chikoro must be applauded for empowering learners with common sense.

As far as I am concerned, common sense is better than wisdom.

I totally agree with Professor Artwell Nhemachena that people can be rigged.

And teachers like Mrs Chikoro are beginning the process of unrigging our people.

Zimbabwe houses the holiest temple on earth, the Great Zimbabwe Enclosure, so the unrigging of our race’s ignorance and orphaned minds must start here in Zimbabwe by teaching young learners to synchonize their minds with their eyes so they can see.

I will end by saying the first step to unrigging ourselves of ignorance and orphaned minds is to get rid of our white names.

There are no white parents who give their offspring our indigenous names and why should we be burdened by them?

Munaishe Namatira, I thank your parents who gave you an indigenous name and your teacher, Mrs Chikoro, for teaching you what many are afraid to teach. Well done, a journey of a thousand miles starts with one step!

We were one people before 1884 while poverty, homelessness and names like ‘street people’ were non-existent. Our current problems stem from Western religion, schooling and politics. 

I rest my pen.

Nthungo YaAfrika, aka J.L. Mtembo, is a Hamite who strongly believes in the motherland renaissance. For views and comments, email:


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