An investigation into the effectiveness of the government of national unity in dealing with political violence in Zimbabwe: a case study of |Bulawayo Metropilitan Province.

Author: Irimai, Jack

The history of Zimbabwe elections has always been preceded by a wave of political violence. This has left an unconducive environment for citizens to vote freely during the election process. This research seeks to investigate the effectiveness of the Government of National Unity in Zimbabwe in curbing political violence, focusing on the Bulawayo Metropolitan Province. Chapter 1 covers the background of the study; it brings out the picture of the political landscape of the nation, as well as of the Bulawayo province ahead regardless of its few records incidences of political violence. The chapter also looks into the objectives, research questions and why the study is being carried out. Chapter 2 looks into the literature review of the study, which describes the theoretical frameworks underpinning the topic of the study. Chapter 3 looks into the various methodologies applied in the research. Chapter 4 reveals the findings from various participants who happen to be individuals and civil rights groups sharing their experiences on the subject study. Chapter 5 concludes what the findings have revealed and the recommendations made by the researcher in line with the objectives of the study.