Professor Brian Raftopoulos, research director, Solidarity Peace Trust

This lecture will provide an understanding of the background to the November Coup 2017 event in Zimbabwe and the political contestations involved. It will also look at possible future implications of these events and their effects on politics in Zimbabwe and the SADC region. Finally the presentation will reflect on the legacy of the Mugabe era.


Recommended reading

Raftopoulos, B. ‘Caught between the Croc and Gucci City’. Pambazuka Special Issue: Pan African Perspectives on Mugabe. 23 November 2017.
Cheeseman, N. ‘Will Mnangagwa usher in a new democracy?' The Conversation, November 23 2017.    
Tendi,M. ‘Ideology, the Civilian Authority and the Zimbabwean Military’. Journal of Southern African Studies, 39,4, 2013.
Tendi, M. ‘State Intelligence and the Politics of Zimbabwe’s Presidential Succession’. African Affairs Volume 115, Issue 459, 1 April 2016, 203–224.

Tuesday 23 January    1.00 pm
 COURSE FEES  Full: R100,00  Staff: R55,00   Reduced: R25,00