‘Uneasy Bedfellows’: The Daily News and The State 1999–2003

  • Sylvester Dombo


This chapter is a continuation of the analysis of the Daily News’ coverage of politics in Zimbabwe. It focuses primarily on elections and election related violence. It argues that the newspaper acted like a mouthpiece of the opposition as it exposed the ruling party’s involvement in electoral fraud and violence. Inevitably, the activities of the Daily News would result in several clashes with the authorities culminating in its closure in 2003.

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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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