Zimbabwean civil society leaders unhappy with the
direction of ongoing power-sharing talks are threatening demonstrations
to express displeasure with what they say is an undue focus on politics and insufficient attention to a deepening economic and social
National Constitutional Assembly Chairman
Lovemore Madhuku said his group and other non-governmental organizations plan
to stage demonstrations on occasions such as the Southern African Development Community summit opening Friday in Pretoria.
on the cards are petitions to the principals in the talks and a grassroots
campaign to push for an expanded mediation process bringing in civil society representatives.Madhuku
told reporter Patience Rusere of VOA's Studio 7 for Zimbabwe that the NCA and other non-governmental organizations believe civic groups could play
a balancing role in ensuring that the interests of ordinary Zimbabweans are
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