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Chapters 2 & 3



To apply any of the developed world’s models to nations with more basic needs, without the necessary discipline of form and application surrounding such models, results in their continual corruption. This is a condition to which African politics appears to be more susceptible, with many nations having achieved independence, then striving to gain an unassailable government majority by whatever means they can, to the extreme of a single-party state. Such single-party states and many majority ruling party based parliaments established through these corrupted political models will never work successfully, only ever resulting in many groups of people within the nation unfairly represented to the point of discrimination and prejudice. Zimbabwe fast approaches a social and political crisis point that often occurs around 30 years after independence, resulting in the appalling circumstances currently suffered by many communities of other African nations such as Nigeria. However, unlike many nations to the north of Zimbabwe, the country and its people have the following advantages: the natural blessings of an ideal climate and fertile land with the potential to yield plenty of cash crops; enviable levels of natural reserves including coal, chromium ore, asbestos, gold, nickel, copper, iron ore, vanadium, lithium, tin, platinum group metals; people and their skills from the early 1980s are still an available source for developing the nation (which has not yet reached the 30-year post-independence point); can easily provide a self-supporting cattle and dairy industry, and profitable farming of sheep, goats, and pigs; nature has provided the country with far greater riches than those necessary to meet the needs of the nation. For Zimbabwe there is a way out through a more suitable system of governance, and it must occur within the next decade, using lessons learned from other African states, successful global businesses, industries and institutions, as well as other prosperous examples of governance. This book presents the political way forward for Southern African countries to avoid continued social and economic decline, while steering clear of the pitfalls of the ruling party majority seeking traps currently suffered by many governments throughout the world. It presents a model more suitable to nations in their political infancy to those currently used. Although aimed principally at Zimbabwe, the contents of this book are equally valid for their Southern African neighbours, and other nations with more basic needs than those of the developed world, in particular those countries well inside the 30-year post-independence or post-conflict era.