‘Land as a womb' : impact of gender imbalances on land redistribution in the Third Chimurenga

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dc.contributor.author Muzenda, Daniel
dc.date.accessioned 2021-10-06T06:58:11Z
dc.date.available 2021-10-06T06:58:11Z
dc.date.issued 2020-11-12
dc.description.abstract This theoretical article analyses the impact of gender imbalances in land redistribution in Zimbabwe’s Third Chimurenga. The article argues that if land is a womb, why is that women who are the mothers are sidelined and undermined in land redistribution in postcolonial Zimbabwe. The article also highlights the importance of land which led to a group of 90 women scaling the highest mountain in protest of land imbalances on the basis of gender. History has it that many people were displaced, uprooted and some even killed because of land issues. In this struggle for land, there is always a section of society which is undermined and pushed to the periphery when it comes to the use and ownership of this valuable resource. Land is the centre of reproduction and production in Zimbabwe. It gives people their sense of belonging and identity. Women in the Third Chimurenga sang, danced and gave moral support but the land tenure systems prohibit them to own land outside male or patriarchal dominance. In this article, I demonstrated the impact of gender imbalances on land redistribution in the Third Chimurenga by highlighting the power of a group of women who scaled the highest mountain in Zimbabwe, Mount Nyangani, to challenge the land tenure systems that oppress women so far as land ownership is concerned. The article engages the black liberation theological paradigm to show the irruption of women into the sacred space dominated by the male. INTRADISCIPLINARY AND/OR INTERDISCIPLINARY IMPLICATIONS : This article is interdisciplinary in the sense that it cuts across disciplines as it addresses issues of land, gender, patriarchy and a liberation theology which reflect the need for human emancipation, especially the oppressed groups. en_ZA
dc.description.department Dogmatics and Christian Ethics en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2021 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.ve.org.za en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Muzenda, D., 2020, ‘“Land as a womb”: Impact of gender imbalances on land redistribution in the Third Chimurenga’, Verbum et Ecclesia 41(1), a2049. https://DOI.org/10.4102/ve.v41i1.2049. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1609-9982 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2074-7705 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/ve.v41i1.2049
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/82046
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher AOSIS OpenJournals en_ZA
dc.rights © 2020. The Author. Licensee: AOSIS. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_ZA
dc.subject Land en_ZA
dc.subject Gender en_ZA
dc.subject Patriarchy en_ZA
dc.subject Chimurenga en_ZA
dc.subject Zimbabwe en_ZA
dc.title ‘Land as a womb' : impact of gender imbalances on land redistribution in the Third Chimurenga en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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