The Zimbabwe National Party (ZNP), an anti-colonial nationalist movement in Southern
Rhodesia, was a prominent force on the colony’s political scene for only a matter of months in 1961 before
collapsing entirely two years later. However, this brief existence belied the Party’s lasting institutional
contributions to Zimbabwe’s liberation struggle and Rhodesia’s broader political culture. First, the ZNP’s
emergence pushed the main wing of the nationalist movement away from a policy of limited co-operation
with the white settler regime which had made limited concessions to black political participation in a
constitutional dialogue earlier that year. Second, the ZNP exerted significant efforts to woo external
African leadership, inaugurating an era of competitive pan-African diplomacy within Zimbabwe’s
protracted and divided liberation struggle. Finally, the relentless and often violent attempts to derail the
ZNP solidified a culture of anti-colonial nationalism that rejected political pluralism.
Based largely on architectural style, the Zimbabwe Culture has
conventionally been divided into three phases named after the major
sites of Mapungubwe, Great Zimbabwe and Khami. Within and
between the sites of this ...
Mlambo, Alois S.(Historical Association of South Africa, 2016-05)
This paper interrogates analyses of Thabo Mbeki's South Africa's Zimbabwe policy which compare his approach to that of John Vorster's government in the 1970s and decry Mbeki's inability or unwillingness to use its ostensibly ...
Three decades of land reform in Zimbabwe ended in an ambiguous victory for youth. Focus on the cumulative outcome, in terms of scale and scope, led to conclusions that the exercise was a success, which obscured the resultant ...