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Perspectives on Vigilantism in the Republic of Zimbabwe
Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences
Vigilantism, a phenomenon which is premised on a model of retributive instant justice, negatively affects the moral social fabric. Its pervasiveness traverses local communities and beyond, and involves diverse methods by diverse perpetrators. Prattern (2008) posits that vigilantism, with its symptomatic culture of violence, has the propensity to unseat duly elected governments. Surprisingly, in Zimbabwe, little attention has been given to the threat posed by vigilante activity, yet it is adoi:10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n5s1p323 fatcat:itpbhho7pneylpwauugsw4imwy