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Mugabe’s War Machine

Paul Moorcraft
Knox Chitiyo

6 x 9, 224 pages, 16 pages b/w plates, 9781848844100, $39.95, hardback, Pen and Sword
February 2, 2012
English

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Mugabe’s dictatorship had survived due to the vicious military oppression of the population and the ruthless suppression of opposition. At the same time Mugabe has indulged in numerous military interventions outside his borders regardless of the cost in terms of regional stability, lives and money.

The authors examine the background to Mugabe’s accession to power through the black nationalist insurgencies against white rule and the civil war between the black Zimbabweans (ZANLA, ZIPRA and militia groups.) Once Black power was established in 1980, Mugabe launched a brutal campaign in Matabeleland using his Central Intelligence Organization, police, army and the Special Forces 5th Brigade. At least 30,000 ‘insurgents’ and civilians were killed. From 1982 the Zimbabwe Defense Forces (ZDF) deployed to Mozambique to secure vital transport arteries to the coast. In 1985 ZDF fought alongside troops from Kenya and Tanzania against Renamo and the South African Defense Forces.

From 1998 to 2005 the ZDF deployed into the Democratic Republic of the Congo ostensibly to support President Kabila but in reality, diamonds and other resources were the motives. This war became known as Africa’s First World War.

Since 2000 Zimbabwe has been in a state of civil war polarized between Mugabe’s ZANU-PF and the MDC opposition. At the same time the white farmers have been driven off their land and the economy ruined. Despite the so-called Government of National Unity the outlook remains bleak and Mugabe’s grip on power relies on his war machine.

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