The core question of the study is why, after 28 years of being in power, has the ZANU-PF
liberation movement failed to effectively make the transition to a democratic ZANU-PF
political party. The study adds to the debate on the role of liberation movements in the furthering of
human rights and democratisation in Africa by tackling the much ignored perspective of a
blocked transition that the movements such as the ZANU-PF are culpable for. Looks at what internal factors (within Zimbabwe) have contributed to this blocked
transition, examines how the behaviour or response of Zimbabwe’s regional neighbours (SADC), been a contributing factor to this dilemma and questions the extent to which the wider African continent been party to this mayhem of the ZANU-PF’s stalled transition.
A Dissertation submitted to the Faculty of Law University of Pretoria, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree Masters of Law (LLM in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa). Prepared under the supervision of Gilles Cistac, Faculty of Law, Universidade Eduardo Modlande, Maputo, Mocambique.
Thesis (LLM (Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa))--University of Pretoria, 2009.