- Written by: Vimbai Mam
Zanu PF a rogue and renegade regime
According to Hans Speier (1946) war is a social conflict that is not differentiated by causes but rather by the social definition of the enemy. The enemy of Zanu PF is simply the people of Zimbabwe. There are 3 types of war. These include absolute war, instrumental war and agonistic fighting. At this point we will discuss what absolute war is and how Zanu PF has conducted an absolute war against the people of Zimbabwe over the past 41 years.
Absolute war is unrestricted and unregulated violence, treachery and frightfulness and there is no sense of obligation. Since its inception in 1980 Zanu PF has unleashed violence on the citizens beginning with the infamous Gukurahundi of the 1980s, through its religiously violent election cycles of 2003, 2008, 2013 and 2018 they continue to unleash violence. Of course, in 2018 there was an anticipation in change of conduct with regards to violence but Mnangagwa’s ascension to power offered no end to violence. This violent nature in Zanu PF has created fear in the citizens and has put the citizens in a loosing position.
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