Peter Tatchell spoke on Zimbabwe at a Workers’ Liberty meeting in 2005. What he said about Robert Mugabe has remained true for the following 14 years, up to Mugabe’s death on 6 September at the age of 95.
On a number of issues sections of the left have abandoned the principles of universal human rights and social justice.
Over a number of years I have done solidarity work with Zimbabweans struggling for democracy, socialism and human rights. They have not had much support from the mainstream left.
Why Zimbabwe? I have a copy of ZANU’s 1970s political programme: its goals were a socialist