Traditional leadership and the Tokwe-Mukosi induced displacements: Finding the missing link

Jàmbá: Journal of Disaster Risk Studies

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Title Traditional leadership and the Tokwe-Mukosi induced displacements: Finding the missing link
Creator Tarisayi, Kudzayi S.
Subject development studies disaster-induced displacements; Tokwe-Mukosi; traditional leadership
Description There is increasing empirical evidence that the relocation of the victims of the Tokwe-Mukosi floods in Zimbabwe was marred by a combination of challenges. These challenges are argued in this article to have resulted from the adoption of Eurocentric models by government and non-governmental organisation technocrats and experts while relegating traditional leadership and the lived experiences of the displaced to the shadows. The writer provides a summary and critique of the Elizabeth Colson–Thayer Scudder four-stage model and Michael Cernea’s Impoverishment Risks and Reconstruction Model. This article argues that traditional leadership is the missing link in disaster-induced displacement and its integration can overcome most of the challenges faced by the displaced in Zimbabwe. Traditional leadership in Zimbabwe can be traced to precolonial states and it has survived the colonial and postcolonial epochs. The study was guided by the Afrocentric theoretical framework. The case for the integration of traditional leadership was buttressed by numerous arguments. Among these arguments include proximity of traditional leadership to the displaced, the Zunde raMambo concept and ubuntu, among others.
Publisher AOSIS
Date 2018-11-15
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — —
Format text/html application/epub+zip application/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/jamba.v10i1.592
Source Jàmbá: Journal of Disaster Risk Studies; Vol 10, No 1 (2018); 7 pages 2072-845X 1996-1421
Language eng
Coverage Zimbabwe; Africa — —
Rights Copyright (c) 2018 Kudzayi S. Tarisayi