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Save Zimbabwe Coalition Sets Decision-Making Structure To Challenge Harare

The Save Zimbabwe Campaign, a coalition of civic groups and and political parties in existence for about a month, said Wednesday it has established a steering committee of 34 civil society groups, opposition parties and church organizations.

A Save Zimbabwe spokesman said the establishment of a collective decision-making structure marked the true start of action to force the government of President Robert Mugabe to make significant economic policy and political changes.

A news conference to unveil the structure brought together prominent opposition figures including Morgan Tsvangirai, founding president of the divided Movement for Democratic Change, Democratic Party President Wurayi Zembe, representatives of the National Constitutional Assembly and the Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition, as well as diplomats from Great Britain, Sweden and Tanzania, among other nations.

Reporter Patience Rusere asked key organizer Jonathan Gokovah of the Christian Alliance for more details on how the new leadership structure will work.

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