African Journal of
Political Science and International Relations

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Pol. Sci. Int. Relat.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0832
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPSIR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 403

Full Length Research Paper

Debunking “The New Dawn” Myth: A comparative analysis of South Africa and Zimbabwe

Bheki R. Mngomzulu
  • Bheki R. Mngomzulu
  • Centre for the Advancement of Non-Racialism and Democracy (CANRAD), North Campus, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa.
  • Google Scholar

  •  Received: 03 March 2023
  •  Accepted: 26 June 2023
  •  Published: 31 July 2023


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