The land question and transitional justice in Zimbabwe:
Alex T. Magaisa | Centre for Socio-Legal Studies | 2010
The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the debate on the issue of transitional justice in Zimbabwe. This paper focuses specifically on the land question. The decision to focus on ‘land’ is few issues are as emotive and divisive as the land question in Zimbabwe. Writing in 1977 on the same issue, Palmer observed: “On both sides the issue has become emotionally charged, defying all attempts at rational analysis”. This remains the case today, with deep divisions and in many cases, high levels of acrimony, preventing or obfuscating rational debate around the land question.