n Journal for Contemporary History - Zimbabwe : review of the 2002-presidential election

Volume 28, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0258-2422
  • E-ISSN: 2415-0509



The outcome of the Zimbabwe presidential election from 9-11 March 2002 is the subject of heated debate on the continent and in world politics. Behind the official jubilation by President Robert Mugabe and the ruling party, the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF), lies a dark story of terror and repression amongst ordinary Zimbabweans, reports K MacGregor. The thorny issue focuses on the question whether the presidential election was free and fair.

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