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Zimbabwean visit postponed

The expected visit of one of the leaders of the Zimbabwean opposition movement to Scotland has been cancelled at short notice.

Dr Lovemore Madhuku, Chairman of the National Constitutional Assembly of Zimbabwe and co-founder of the MDC opposition party, was due to visit St Andrews today (Wednesday 14 April 2010).

He was expected to address students at the University of St Andrews, but event organisers heard this morning that he was not able to board his flight.

Dr Madhuku had been invited to Scotland by the St Andrews-based International Politics Association, an independent student society and prominent discussion forum.

Brandon Soeiro of the IPA said, “We’re not sure exactly what happened, but unfortunately Dr Madhuku was not able to board his flight from Zimbabwe.  We hope to reschedule the visit to later this month”.

The lecture “A People’s Hope: The Future of Zimbabwe” was to be delivered a few days before Zimbabwe marks the 30th anniversary of its independence from Britain.

For further information contact Brandon Soeiro on 07787 371921.

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