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From: "Pedro Martori"
Subject: ZANU PF Youths to Train in Egypt (and Cuba)
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Date: Sun, 15 Sep 2002 11:33:05 -0400
NNTP-Posting-Date: Sun, 15 Sep 2002 11:32:01 EDT
Organization: Bell Sympatico
Asunto: ZANU PF Youths to Train in Egypt (and Cuba)
Fecha: Saturday, September 14, 2002 1:14 PM
ZANU PF Youths to Train in Egypt
Sep 13, 2002 (Zimbabwe Independent/All Africa Global Media via
THE Zanu PF information department has sent five youths on a
media course in
Egypt, the Zimbabwe Independent has established.
Sources said the youths, who recently assisted Information
Moyo to mount a whirlwind propaganda drive in South Africa ahead
Earth Summit, left for Cairo last week for a crash course.
The youths were led by the ruling party's website manager, Thomas
a former Financial Gazette business reporter who helped Moyo
placards and mobilise Zanu PF supporters in Hillbrow, in league
Africanist Congress members, to demonstrate support for Mugabe's
The names of the four others were not available yesterday. They
back after three weeks.
A spokesman for the Egyptian embassy confirmed five youths were
in Cairo but
said they were attending an "international workshop", without
Zanu PF sources said another batch of youths was expected to
leave for a
crash course in Cuba under the auspices of the Young Communists
in a deal
confirmed by the Cuban embassy recently.
The development is part of government's strategy to vigorously
Mugabe's current revolutionary posture and counter what it sees
demonisation by the media.
A ruling-party source, who was also in Johannesburg, said the
involve the creation of new NGOs and sponsoring of existing ones
with a Zanu
PF outlook to pose as civil society. This was seen in
Zanu PF supporters were flown down to wave anti-Tony Blair
placards and show
solidarity with the president at the summit.
Included were representatives of groups like the Inyika Trust,
Sisters Foundation and the Joseph Chinotimba-led Zimbabwe
"Most of those people went there specifically to demonstrate and
attend the summit," a source said. "Some of the placards
to South African demonstrators were seen at Harare airport on the
president's return and have been seen here before."
Youth department officials declined to comment on Wednesday.
by Mthulisi Mathuthu
Copyright Zimbabwe Independent. Distributed by All Africa Global
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