Masipula Sithole

Masipula Sithole, associate professor of political science at the University of Zimbabwe in Harare, is the author of Zimbabwe’s Public Eye: Political Essays (1998). He is a founding member of the National Constitutional Assembly (NCA) and is on the editorial board of Agenda, the NCA’s major publication.

January 2001, Volume 12, Issue 1

Fighting Authoritarianism in Zimbabwe

The stunning defeat of a draft constitution backed by President Robert Mugabe and the opposition’s unexpectedly strong showing in the June 2000 parliamentary elections may have marked the beginning of the end of ruling-party hegemony in Zimbabwe.