Zimbabwe: Political Solutions to Legal Questions Undermine the Rule of Law

11 Dec, 2017    ·   5406

Phephelaphi Dube assesses the impact of the recent political changes in Zimbabwe for rule of law in the country and reflects on ongoing developments in South Africa

The much-publicised recent events in Zimbabwe at the initiative of the army are unsettling, despite the removal of long-serving President Robert Mugabe from power. Unsettling not least because the change in governance took place outside of legal norms; but also because of implications for neighbouring states, particularly South Africa.

In terms of the Zimbabwean constitution, the first vice-president should have assumed the president