Taboo Systems As A Conflict Restraint In The Political Feud In Zimbabwe. An Exploration Of Mazowe And Shamva Districts, Post Independence

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A taboo is a system or an act of setting apart a person, an object, or a place as sacred to achieve conservation, respect and continuity. Since time immemorial, in the African traditional set-ups, people have always respected and adhered to these taboos. Taboos were meant to regulate the behaviours of people, help conserve natural resources and environment and respect the existence of other creatures. The study therefore seeks to explore the role that the taboo systems play in political conflicts in Zimbabwe. Precisely, the two districts under study are known to be ardent believers in traditional practices; the purpose of this study becomes therefore to establish their roles and whether the traditional practices are still relevant especially in view of the advent of contemporary approaches. Most of the political conflicts are experienced during election periods: pre, during and post-election phases. The pre-election period is defined by the presidential pronouncement of the election campaign and when the Nomination Court accepts names of all contestants. The study specifically focuses on Mazowe and Shamva districts in Mashonaland Central province post independence.

Globalisation effects generally point to a gradual shift of cultures and traditions to a more diluted end. It is against this belief that most traditional beliefs and norms have been eroded by modernity and therefore no-longer effective that the research seeks to establish how much of the effect of taboos was eroded that people were no-longer afraid of committing crimes including killing, raping, robbing and maiming and going against societal norms.
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DODO, O (2021). Taboo Systems As A Conflict Restraint In The Political Feud In Zimbabwe. An Exploration Of Mazowe And Shamva Districts, Post Independence. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/taboo-systems-as-a-conflict-restraint-in-the-political-feud-in-zimbabwe-an-exploration-of-mazowe-and-shamva-districts-post-independence

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DODO, OBEDIAH "Taboo Systems As A Conflict Restraint In The Political Feud In Zimbabwe. An Exploration Of Mazowe And Shamva Districts, Post Independence" Afribary. Afribary, 12 May. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/taboo-systems-as-a-conflict-restraint-in-the-political-feud-in-zimbabwe-an-exploration-of-mazowe-and-shamva-districts-post-independence. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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DODO, OBEDIAH . "Taboo Systems As A Conflict Restraint In The Political Feud In Zimbabwe. An Exploration Of Mazowe And Shamva Districts, Post Independence". Afribary, Afribary, 12 May. 2021. Web. 15 Aug. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/taboo-systems-as-a-conflict-restraint-in-the-political-feud-in-zimbabwe-an-exploration-of-mazowe-and-shamva-districts-post-independence >.

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DODO, OBEDIAH . "Taboo Systems As A Conflict Restraint In The Political Feud In Zimbabwe. An Exploration Of Mazowe And Shamva Districts, Post Independence" Afribary (2021). Accessed August 15, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/taboo-systems-as-a-conflict-restraint-in-the-political-feud-in-zimbabwe-an-exploration-of-mazowe-and-shamva-districts-post-independence