n African Journal on Conflict Resolution - What transitional justice in Zimbabwe? Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) prepares for popular participation : views from the field

Volume 9, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1562-6997


Zimbabwe has been a nation on the brink, but its current inclusive government provides a potential for the 'situation' to be resolved without open conflict. Whatever the future, there remain millions of Zimbabweans who are crying for justice, for the truth and for punishment of perpetrators of massive human rights violations. The causes of Zimbabwe's current catastrophe are quite clear : the abuse of power and raw unadulterated greed, fuelled by the complete absence of accountability. Perhaps it would have been different if concepts of transitional justice had been more developed when Zimbabwe gained independence almost thirty years ago. If that is the case, then we must ensure that the inevitable next transition is accompanied by some form of justice.

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