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Exploring VaKaranga cosmological ethics of kubata makuku as a panacea for conflict management and resolution in Post-colonial Zimbabwe

Journal: International Journal of Environment, Agriculture and Biotechnology (Vol.7, No. 4)

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Page : 140-146

Keywords : Kubata makuku; conflict; reconciliation; forgiveness; violence.;

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The political landscape of Zimbabwe shows that the country is battling to contain feuding conflicts in the society. It has become so obvious that any election in Zimbabwe is a contested terrain due to conflicts associated with the electoral process. Moreover, unsolved past conflicts continues to hinder the country's socio economic stability. It is clear from the state of affair that the Church and the State have failed to resolve conflicts in Zimbabwe. The church continues to preach from its pulpit unconditional forgiveness while state continues to sweep critical issues under the carpet. It is within this context that a tap into how the VaKaranga people resolve their conflicts through the ethical theory of kubata makuku can be a panacea in conflict resolutions. Moreover, the failure by the church to take sides with the oppressed during the struggle for justice in post-colonial Zimbabwe always present a challenge to the relevance of the church.

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