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Zimbabwe Academic Launches New Political Party

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A new political party calling itself the Free Zim Congress was launched in Harare on Friday by a South African-based academic, Joseph Busha, who says he is ready to contest in elections expected to be called sometime this year.

More than 300 people gathered at the City Sports Centre in Harare to witness the launch of the new political party.

In his keynote address, Mr. Busha, an academic who hails from Mutoko in Mashonaland East Province, said his party will ensure equitable distribution of the country’s wealth among Zimbabweans.

He criticized some senior Zanu PF officials for owning multiple farms while the majority of Zimbabweans have no land.

The new political entrant called on President Robert Mugabe to rein in some ministers of government who he said have amassed too much wealth in unclear circumstances.

Busha also criticized Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai who he said behaved as if he was the only person who can serve Zimbabwe.
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