Press and Politics in Independent Zimbabwe to 1999

  • Sylvester Dombo


This chapter lays an overview of the development of the press in independent Zimbabwe. It gives a cursory look at the newspapers that operated in the country up to 1999 when the Daily News was formed. I argue that at independence, the ruling elites conveniently forgot their promise of a free press in the country. They simply replaced the former colonial masters thereby continuing the trend of press oppression.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Simon Muzenda School of Arts, Culture and Heritage Studies, Department of History, Archaeology and Development StudiesMashava Campus, Great Zimbabwe UniversityMasvingoZimbabwe

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