Mugabe's War Machine

Paul Moorcraft



Mugabe’s dictatorship has survived due to the vicious military oppression of the population and the ruthless suppression of opposition. At the same time Mugabe has indulged in numerous military interventions outside his borders regardless of the cost in terms of regional stability, lives and money. The authors examine the background to Mugabe’s ascension to power through the black nationalist insurgencies against white rule and the civil war between the black Zimbabweans (ZANLA, ZIPRA and militia groups.)


In Mugabe’s War Machine, Moorcraft gives us the first complete, albeit controversial, narrative of Zimbabwe’s military history to appear in a single volume. - African Armed Forces Journal


Professor Paul Moorcraft is a prolific author and war correspondent who served in the Rhodesian/Zimbabwean Police and worked closely with the British armed forces for many years.