Robert Mugabe and the Betrayal of Zimbabwe

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McFarland, Apr 22, 2015 - Social Science - 189 pages
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Instead of leading his people to the “promised land,” Mugabe, the first prime minister of the newly-named Zimbabwe, has amassed a fortune for himself, his family and followers and has presided over the murder, torture and starvation of those who oppose him. This biography offers some explanations for Mugabe’s behavior. With the death of his wife in 1992, a moderating influence was lost, and as the years go by, he continues to show himself intolerant of any opposition as he proceeds toward the creation of a one-party state, even though evidence suggests that his country is in terminal decline.
 

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Contents

Preface
13
1 Origins of Southern Rhodesia
17
2 Mugabes Early Life
35
3 Mugabes Formative Years
47
4 Imprisonment
59
5 Freedom and Exile
67
6 The Lancaster House Conference
75
7 Victory for Mugabe and ZANUPF
89
11 Disaster Looms
135
12 The Earth Summit and Beyond
143
11 13 Cricket and Coercion
153
The Phenomenon of Mugabe
163
15 Thoughts on Leadership and the Future
169
16 Recent Developments
173
Notes
177
Bibliography
181

8 The Land Question
101
9 The Movement for Democratic Change
115
10 Mugabe Tightens His Grip
127

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About the author (2015)

Having lived in the former Southern Rhodesia, Andrew Norman has had first-hand insight into the circumstances that have led to Zimbabwe’s present plight. Norman now lives in Dorset, England.

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