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Vol 40 No 6

Published 19th March 1999


Morgan's third way

Trades unionists are backing a new party to challenge ZANU-PF at next year's elections

The party is so new that it has not yet got a name, but its base is in the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions and its leader is the ZCTU’s charismatic Secretary General, Morgan Tsvangirai, backed by the movement’s President, Gibson Sibanda. They aim to occupy the political space between President Robert Mugabe’s government and old-guard oppositionists such as Ndabaningi Sithole, Bishop Abel Muzorewa, and Edgar Tekere. The unionists have just a year to make an impact before next April’s parliamentary elections.

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