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Mutasa, Davie, Tavengwa Gwekwerere, Douglas Mpondi and Believe Mubonderi. 2018. Patriotic narratives on national leadership in Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) and Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) song texts, ca 2000–2017. South African Journal of African Languages 39 (1) : 56–66.
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The post-2000 Zimbabwean national leadership issue can be explored employing the rhetoric of the politicians involved and the song texts of their supporters. This paper centers on elected ZANU-PF and MDC song texts with a view to showing that both ZANU-PF and MDC depend on the logic of reciprocal lockout in policing inter- and intra-party national leadership disputes.