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The Role and Effectiveness of Opposition and Civil Society Groups in Zimbabwe

Chatham House, London

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Tendai Biti, President, People’s Democratic Party
Chair: Dr Alex Vines OBE, Research Director, Area Studies and International Law; Head, Africa Programme


Zimbabwe’s opposition has been in constant flux since the 2013 elections and the end of the Government of National Unity. New parties and alliances are emerging as elements of both ruling and opposition parties have splintered and reformed. The main challenger at the 2018 elections is yet to emerge, but as the country tries to manage both economic crisis and political uncertainty, opposition and civil society voices will continue to play an essential role in determining the future of Zimbabwe.

At this event the speakers will discuss the role of opposition and civil society groups in generating positive change in Zimbabwe, and present their perspective on the country’s outlook. 

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.