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Can Transitional Authority Save Zimbabwe?

  • Gibbs Dube

Some Zimbabweans calling themselves concerned citizens, have urged President Robert Mugabe’s government to hand over power to a transitional authority, which is expected to address the current social, economic and political crisis in the country.

The group says Zimbabwe faces social unrest and possibilities of becoming a failed state if a transitional authority is not set up.

It further says the transitional authority will be able to lead Zimbabwe through a period of key social and political reforms and economic stabilization before the holding of free and fair elections. One of the proponents of this political arrangement is Dr. Ibbo Mandaza, an academic and director of a local think tank, the Southern African Political and Economic Series Trust.

Is it possible to set up such an authority in Zimbabwe? For perspective, Studio 7 reached Zanu PF activist, Nick Mangwana and human rights lawyer Dewa Mavhinga.

Mangwana said these proposals are just a pie in the sky.

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