Praetorian solidarity: the state of military relations between South Africa and Zimbabwe

SOURCE: State of the nation: South Africa 2008
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2009
TITLE AUTHOR(S): P.M.Kagwanja, M.R.Rupiya
SOURCE EDITOR(S): P.Kwagwanja, K.Kondlo
KEYWORDS: CONFLICT RESOLUTION, MILITARY INTERVENTION, PEACEKEEPING, ZIMBABWE
DEPARTMENT: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD)
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Abstract

The other State of the Nation volumes illuminated aspects of South Africa's policy towards Zimbabwe since the onset of the current crisis in 2000. But the military aspects of South Africa's policy towards Zimbabwe have received little attention. This chapter explores the past, present and future of military relations between South Africa and Zimbabwe within the context of former president Thabo Mbeki's policy of quiet diplomacy.