Greener Journal of Political and Social Sciences

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Greener Journal of Political and Social Sciences Vol. 1 (1), pp. 009-027, October 2013.

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Research Paper

Manuscript Number: 032414157


Barriers to Democratic Governance: The Case of Movement for Democratic Change in Zimbabwe (1999-2013)


Chomunorwa Rusakaniko


BA Hons in History and Development Studies, MA in Development Studies,

Midlands State University.


Email: chomunorwarusakaniko @ yahoo. com, Tel +263 712 953 569, 263 773 219 325


The article is mainly concerned with the challenges facing Movement for Democratic Change in its quest for democratic governance in post colonial Zimbabwe in the 21st century. Among these challenges they include ideological, problems of political acceptance, rejection from continental institutions, political violence and security problems among others. Therefore, each challenge is analysed with the sole intention of exposing how this has become a challenge to MDC’s quest for power.

Keywords: State Security forces, Democracy, opposition, regime.

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