Transitional Justice in Africa

The Case of Zimbabwe

Ruth Murambadoro



This book provides insight on the effect of political violence and transitional justice in Africa focusing on Zimbabwe and comparing it to Rwanda, Uganda and Mozambique. The case of Zimbabwe is unique since political violence observed in some areas has manifested as contestations for power between members of various political parties. These political contestations have infiltrated family/clan structures at the community level and destroyed the human and social relations of people.


An important Afro-centric analogy based on the Zimbabwean experience, and a must read for Transitional Justice scholars and practitioners to appreciate what communities with deep cultures value most. – Webster Zambara


Ruth Murambadoro is a Senior Lecturer at Wits School of Governance at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.