Regime Survival Strategies in Zimbabwe after Independence
Simbarashe Moyo

At her birth in 1980 Zimbabwe saw herself trapped by forces of regime change which threatened the existence of the newly born state. These forces of regime change used both external and internal drives to achieve their goals in Zimbabwe. It was however the desire to keep the regime the revolutionary spirit afloat that led ZANU PF to adopt policies or politics of regime survival which then gave birth to political tensions between ZANU PF and its political rivals. Such policies were marred by reports of violence, instability and abandonment of the rule of law, which poised serious challenges to modern developments on democracy and human rights. It is however from such a stand point that this paper seeks to analyse regime survival strategies in Zimbabwe after independence in 1980.

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