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Civil Society Moves Into Vacuum Left By Split Zimbabwe Opposition

Zimbabwe's civil society showed in 2006 that it is a force to reckon with.

Demonstrations during 2006 were mainly held by civic groups such as the Bulawayo-based Women of Zimbabwe Arise, the National Constitutional Assembly and the Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition. Such groups stepped up at a time when the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change had divided itself into two factions which barely communicated or cooperated and, said critics, had become ineffective.

Reporter Ndimyake Mwakalyelye of VOA's Studio 7 for Zimbabwe reported.

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