n Journal of African Elections - John Makumbe : scholar, activist and author : obituary

Volume 12, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1609-4700



There were many warm tributes for John Makumbe both inside and from outside Zimbabwe, on his passing on 27 January 2013. The community of scholar-activists in Zimbabwe is not a large one so when one as distinguished as John Makumbe passes on, a huge gap is created. He was a rare example of a highly learned scholar who was also a resilient activist for social justice, human rights and democracy.

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