B>Zimbabwe. But to listen to Jenni Williams, coordinator of Women of Zimbabwe Arise, (WOZA) is to be put to shame for ever entertaining such thoughts.
Williams was speaking to a London MDC branch meeting in central
Towards the end of 2006 it was time to take stock – notably the problem of numbers. Why weren’t hundreds of thousands of Zimbabweans taking to the streets? The non-violent expression of people power will one day remove the regime. But what will motivate the people to do so? By widespread consultation countrywide with over 10,000 Zimbabweans, WOZA set out to find out. The result was the People’s Charter – a distillation of the aspirations and demands of rank and file Zimbabweans.
The Charter’s launch in
The objective in 2007 will be to find political leaders ready to stand up and deliver the Charter. These may not necessarily be prominent personalities in the public eye – they may emerge from the ranks of the political ‘nobodies’. As Williams reminded her audience: ‘No one owns freedom, but everyone enjoys it.’
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