Mahmood Mamdani’s is full of factual errors and brushed out truths, which I have numbered and will address below:
(1) Mamdani states ‘Although their strength lay in the countryside, the war vets formed the only alliance that was both independent of Mugabe and ZANU-PF’. Mugabe was and IS their patron, and is not independent at all.
(2) ‘By the late 1990s, market-led land transfers had dwindled to a trickle.’ Well, ask yourself why. After passing the Land Acquisition Act Mugabe...read more