Movement for Democratic Change – Ncube

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Movement for Democratic Change
Leader Welshman Ncube
Founded October 2005 (October 2005)
Youth wing MDC National Youth Assembly
Women's wing MDC National Women Assembly
Ideology Democratic socialism
Social democracy
Political position Centre-left
National affiliation MDC Alliance
Colours Green
House of Assembly
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Pan African Parliament
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The Movement for Democratic Change – Ncube (MDC-N) is a Zimbabwean political party led by Welshman Ncube.


The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) was founded in 1999 as an opposition party to the Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) party led by President Robert Mugabe. The MDC was formed from many members of the broad coalition of civic society groups and individuals that campaigned for a "No" vote in the 2000 constitutional referendum, in particular the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions. The party split following the 2005 Senate election, with Morgan Tsvangirai walking against the popular decision of the National Council.

Inter-formation violence[edit]

In July 2006, after attending a political meeting in the Harare suburb of Mabvuku, MP Trudy Stevenson was attacked[1] and suffered panga wounds to the back of her neck and head. The MDC leadership immediately claimed that the attack was carried out by ZANU militants. However, while recovering in hospital, Stevenson identified her assailants as members of a rival faction of the MDC.[2]

2008 Presidential Election[edit]

In the 2008 Presidential Election, the President of MDC Prof Arthur Mutambara backed Simba Makoni.[3][4]

Notable party members[edit]


  1. ^ Violet Gonda, Tererai Karimakwenda. "MP Trudy Stevenson and three colleagues severely assaulted". Association of Zimbabwe Journalists. Retrieved 15 November 2010. 
  2. ^ Trudy Stevenson (24 May 2008). "My head was bleeding profusely, I knew my arm was broken, it was just hanging". Retrieved 2008-07-03. 
  3. ^ "MDC 'victory' in Budiriro is disastrous". Retrieved 2012-12-03. 
  4. ^ "Mutambara withdraws from race, backs Makoni". Retrieved 2012-12-03. 
  5. ^ Jongwe, Anthony (3 June 2011). "Zimbabwe: Youth Bemoan Exclusion (Page 1 of 2)". Retrieved 2012-12-03. 
  6. ^ Muzulu, Paidamoyo (13 January 2011). "Zimbabwe: Ncube Proves His Political Acumen (Page 1 of 2)". Retrieved 2012-12-03. 

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