‘Restoring Order’? Operation Murambatsvina and the Urban Crisis in Zimbabwe

@article{Potts2006RestoringOO,
  title={‘Restoring Order’? Operation Murambatsvina and the Urban Crisis in Zimbabwe},
  author={Deborah Potts},
  journal={Journal of Southern African Studies},
  year={2006},
  volume={32},
  pages={273 - 291}
}
  • D. Potts
  • Published 1 June 2006
  • History
  • Journal of Southern African Studies
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