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Excerpt from Against All Odds Edited by Hussein Solomon

Against All OddsThe South African Institute of International Affairs has releasesd an excerpt from Against All Odds, edited by Hussein Solomon. The excerpt consists of the first chapter, written by Solomon, which is titled “Conceptual Overview of Opposition Political Parties in Southern Africa”. In this chapter he looks at why the political opposition is so weak and fragmented in the region.

In February 2010, Tendai Biti, an official of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) and Zimbabwe’s Minister of Finance, bluntly stated, ‘ZANU-PF cannot continue to urinate on us’.1 What Biti was complaining about was the penchant of the dominant Zimbabwe African National Union–Patriotic Front of President Robert Mugabe to ignore the opposition MDC in the governance of Zimbabwe, even though both parties were part of a supposedly inclusive unity government in Harare.

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  • Against All Odds: Opposition Political Parties in Southern Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Mauritius, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe edited by Hussein Solomon
    EAN: 9780620476003
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