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Vol 40 No 19

Published 24th September 1999


Zimbabwe

Unmoved movers

Although dominated by trades unionists, the Movement for Democratic Change, launched on 11 September, is a formidable coalition: lawyers, war veterans, students and activists from the women's movement and residents' associations (AC Vol 40 No 18). Its Secretary General, Morgan Tsvangirai, is also Secretary General of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions; ZCTU President Gibson Sibanda is also President of the MDC. Tsvangirai says that an executive committee will be elected in December, when he's back from a six-country trip to Europe to drum up support. He'll have to be careful: ministers are already accusing foreign powers, notably Denmark, of financing the new party.

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