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International Journal of Political Science and Development

Vol. 3(5), pp. 183192, May, 2015.  

DOI: 10.14662/IJPSD2015.025

ISSN: 2360-784X

 

 

Research Paper

 

 

The Controversies of Devolution in Zimbabwe

 

Jephias Mapuva

 

Department of Geography (Development Studies stream), Bindura University of Science Education, P.O. Box 1020

Bindura-ZIMBABWE. Email: mapuva@gmail.com

 

Accepted 7 April 2015

 

Abstract

 

Devolution of powers from the centre has always presented challenges for unitary states. Unlike in federal states where the polity configuration allows for such dispensation, in unitary states such as Zimbabwe, devolution of power comes with different ramifications. The concept and practice of devolution has courted a lot of controversy in Zimbabwe with legal court challenges from the Mthwakazi political outfit. Lack of political will to put the wheels of devolution into motion has ruffled the feathers of sections of people in the western region of Matabeleland who have approached the ConCourt to compel the State to take appropriate measures to implement devolution. It would be incumbent upon the legislature and executive to set aside their political considerations and adopt a more restrained way of implementing the devolutionary provisions of the new constitution in letter and spirit. This paper recommends the need to align and harmonise existing local governance legislation with the new constitution to facilitate devolution

Keywords: Zimbabwe, devolution, sovereignty, secessionism, local governance, constitution, decentralisation.
 

Cite This Article As: Mapuva J (2015). The Controversies of Devolution in Zimbabwe. Inter. J. Polit. Sci. Develop. 3(5): 183-192
 


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