Isaac Matongo MDC National Chairman is third man down in the Movement for Democratic Change, after Morgan Tsvangirai and Gibson Sibanda Vice President. Isaac has been here in the UK to oversee elections of new members of the MDC-UK District Executive held in Manchester on Saturday 28th June 2003. He was accompanied on his trip by the National Organising Secretary Esaph Mdhlongwa. Both men were due to attend the Zimbabwe Vigil outside the Zimbabwe High Commission in The Strand on Saturday 5th July 2003. Sadly, travel plans kept them away and they were both on route to the airport for a flight home to Harare.


Givemore Chindawi (r.) newly elected MDC-UK District Executive, Vice Organising Secretary phoned me last week. He personally invited me along to the Zimbabwe Vigil on Saturday 5th July, so I could help raise the profile on the Internet of these new elections. Givemore was among the group of protesters outside the High Commission in London, singing Zimbabwean songs to the sound of a drum beat.

I am sure Washington Ali will not forgive me, if I don’t mention his new role as newly elected Chairman of the MDC-UK District Executive!



Enika Mazarire (r.) wife of Givemore Chindawi was at the Zimbabwe Vigil helping collect petition signatures from people walking by the Zimbabwe High Commission. The pages of thousands of signatures will be collated together and the petition will be sent to the United Nations.

FREE ZIMBABWE t-shirts were on sale to help raise funds, along with copies of the video by Solidarity Peace Trust

‘Songs in the Night: prayers for peace in Zimbabwe’

Members of the Zimbabwe Vigil team handed out fliers highlighting the next major Zimbabwean protest to be held on 10th July 2003 from 12 noon till 2pm outside South Africa House in Trafalgar Square. More info @

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