When the Locusts Ate Zimbabwe's March 2005 Elections

"How did ZANU-PF manage to win such a resounding victory against the background of an economy on the free fall, a skyrocketing inflation, food insecurity, state terror and an appalling human rights record? In comprehending how the incumbents staged, manipulated and triumphed in the March election, a retrospective and nuanced analysis of the pre-election environment is necessary. This paper attempts to do so. "