Riot police detain residents of Epworth suburb after a protest by taxi drivers turned violent in Harare — PICTURE: PHILIMON BULAWAYO Zimbabwe’s ruling Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front (Zanu-PF) has failed to develop sustainable institutions that could drive a more democratic vision of sovereignty and liberation. It has also been found lacking in creating a more consensual, hegemonic and much less coercive form of rule.This failure has been central to the demands of dissenting voices and political organisations in the southern African state. It has also brought about a different type of protest against the Zimbabwean government.Since the 2013 elections, convulsions within the ruling party have intensified to unprecedented levels. The recent protests in the public and informal sectors have exposed both the limits of Zanu-PF’s politics and the failure of its economic policies. The delays in payment of civil servants in June led to a widespread strike of teachers, healt...

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