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Zim’s David and Goliath moment looms. We must prepare: opposition leader

Jacob Ngarivhume, who was arrested for organising a cleanup campaign, urges opposition groups to unite against Zanu-PF

Lenin Ndebele

Christian-based opposition party Transform Zimbabwe’s leader Jacob Ngarivhume believes a “David and Goliath moment” is imminent for opposition forces as long as they do not “pursue narrow and parochial interests”.

Ngarivhume, 43, who for years had been a political minnow, rose to prominence last year when he rallied Zimbabweans to demonstrate against corruption and called for the resignation of President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

His July 31 2020 call got buy-in from the major opposition grouping of MDC Alliance and Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Union (ZCTU). The government responded violently by abducting, arresting and torturing targeted key “people of interest”...

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