The Zimbabwe Council of Churches, Politics and Development from 1980 to 2015

  • Munetsi Ruzivo


This chapter examines the Zimbabwe Council of Churches’ (ZCC’s) involvement in politics from 1980 to 2015. The ZCC has been consistent in its endeavour to level the political playing field since its inception. Ruzivo highlights how this trend continued in the period after independence. He describes the tensions in the early period after independence, as well as the call by the government for the ZCC to collaborate in development. Further, he traces the ZCC’s response to political developments in the 1990s and 2000s. He identifies the tensions and harmonious interaction between the ZCC and the government across the different epochs. Ruzivo examines pastoral letters and responses by government and civil society to the contribution of the ZCC to the political processes in the country.


ZCC Politics Development Robert Mugabe Canaan Banana Zimbabwe’s history 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Munetsi Ruzivo
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  1. 1.Department of Religious Studies, Classics and PhilosophyUniversity of ZimbabweHarareZimbabwe

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