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Strikes and Protests 2007- Save Zimbabwe Campaign
opposition coalition vows further peaceful prayer meetings
Jonga Kandemiiri, VOA News
April 16, 2007
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A spokesman for the Save
Zimbabwe Campaign, an umbrella for opposition religious, civic and
political organizations, said Monday the group was it held a prayer
meeting on Saturday in Bulawayo without any violence or clashes
with the police.
Police initially banned
the meeting but later agreed to let it go ahead on condition that
no political leaders address the gathering. But opposition Movement
for Democratic Change faction leader Arthur Mutambara ultimately
spoke to the gathering, though restricting his comments to nonpolitical
aspects of the national crisis.
A prayer meeting called
on March 11 by the Save Zimbabwe Campaign in the Harare suburb of
Highfield led to a confrontation in which an activist was shot dead.
Reverend Morris Nduri
of Malawi also addressed the meeting, urging Zimbabweans to cast
away their fears and stand up against President Robert Mugabe.
Pastor Ray Motsi
of the Christian Alliance told reporter Jonga Kandemiiri of VOA's
Studio 7 for Zimbabwe that in future his group will try not to mix
religion and politics - while leaving the door open to speakers
who offer solutions to the country's long-running political and
increasingly severe economic crisis.
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