Societal Conflicts: Marriage as a Possible Conflict Resolution Mechanism in the Zezuru Culture of Chikomba District
Obediah Dodo

Having realized that most of the marriages are focused on achieving procreation, sustenance of the family name and promotion of life amongst others, the study sought to establish how the same institutions were working towards the resolution of some conflicts is society with a particular bias towards the Zezuru people in Chikomba district. The study was achieved through a qualitative focused Mixed Approach method. The study employed 12 respondents from Warikandwa ward who were asked to define marriage, establish its roles in society and how it served as a conflict resolution measure. The study established that marriages are a renowned endogenous conflict resolution mechanism that helped to resolve some of the prominent conflicts in society ever since time immemorial.

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