n Latin American Report - Ngozi and indigenous law in Zimbabwe

Volume 28, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-6060



This paper focuses on two critical issues: Firstly, it demonstrates that the current constitution which is the basis of Zimbabwean law is not only western in origin but that it also wrongfully downplays the indigenous law and value system of Zimbabwe. The paper then briefly discusses how should be understood as the cornerstone of indigenous Zimbabwean law. Secondly, it then situates within the discourse of Zimbabwean indigenous law, arguing that understanding the philosophy behind is essentially that of and natural justice. In the process several misconceptions about are dispelled and the record is straightened. A correct conceptualization of is expected to promote greater harmony among the Africans and indeed whoever cares to listen to Africa's voice of conscience.

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