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Zimbabwe's Opposition And The Road Ahead

By Patson Dzamara

The stage for a transition in Zimbabwe is set. Even exogenous factors are in sync with the transition agenda. However, just like a small virgin boy, the opposition seems too excited by the delusion of wielding power or the hope of wielding power someday to such an extent that just a mere glimpse of 'the curves of power' from a distance by the opposition has led to perennial premature ejaculations.

HISTORY OF THE OPPOSITION

The elections of 1980 which ushered in Zimbabwe's independence were resoundingly won by the Mugabe led Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU) with a huge margin of 80%. Zimbabwe African People's Union (ZAPU) won all seats in the South West much to the chagrin of Mugabe who always wanted a one party state. 

A revolt by some rogue ZAPU elements in the South West precipitated an unprecedented attack on ZAPU presided over

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