Providing Security and Justice for the People Security Sector Reform in Zimbabwe

"This paper considers the need for security sector reform (SSR) in Zimbabwe and highlights potential short-term and long-term priorities in this regard. Following renewed interest in, and possibilities for, SSR in Zimbabwe, it has become apparent that a more focused and contextual understanding of the sector and its priorities is required. Of particular note is the fact that, although weakened, the public service, inclusive of the security sector, remains functional – Zimbabwe is not a classic failed state. This paper is not a comprehensive overview of the security sector in Zimbabwe. It is the beginning of a conversation about the nature of this sector and what can realistically be remedied in the current conjuncture."