Four Years into Zimbabwe’s Government of National Unity: Assessing the Challenges and Successes From the Civil Society’s Perspective

  • Obediah Dodo
  • Ronald Chipaike
  • Emmaculate T Ngwerume
  • Etiya E Chigondo

Abstract

Following a protracted political and economic crisis that led to a massive migration of Zimbabweans for external greener pastures, in 2008, the three main political parties; ZANU PF, MDC-T and MDC entered into a marriage that was meant to ease the hostilities before rescuing the deteriorating situation. The relationship was expected to last for not more than 24 months during which period, a new constitution would have been written before another election was held. This culminated into the Global Political Agreement (GPA) of 2008 which bore the present Government of National Unity in 2009. The paper, therefore, seeks to assess the route, progress and hurdles which the marriage has passed through particularly from a position of the Civil Society Organisations which represent the interests of the masses.

Keywords: Government of National Unity, Civil Society Organisations, Masses, Challenges and Successes

LWATI: A Journal of Contemporary Research, 9(3), 202-215, 2012

Author Biographies

Obediah Dodo
Bindura University of Science Education (BUSE), P. Bag 1020 Bindura, Zimbabwe
Ronald Chipaike
Bindura University of Science Education (BUSE), P. Bag 1020 Bindura, Zimbabwe
Emmaculate T Ngwerume
Bindura University of Science Education (BUSE), P. Bag 1020 Bindura, Zimbabwe
Etiya E Chigondo
Bindura University of Science Education (BUSE), P. Bag 1020 Bindura, Zimbabwe
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