Video : How Strive Masiyiwa Stopped Morgan Tsvangirai Strike In 1998

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“…and as it turned out umph, I called Morgan Tsvangirai. I said to Morgan, “You cannot strike on that particular day!” Uh, he said,’why not?’ I said, “you’ve closed everything and it’s Econet’s public listing -you’re gonna be lynched!” He said, “you know I hadn’t thought of that – okay, we’ll move it to Monday.” So you know, I played my little role in history there. I could not persuade him not to strike though. Anyway, as it turned out it was a very successful public listing, uh we were oversubscribed and we entered the Zimbabwe stock exchange as the 72nd member of the exchange…”

– Strive Masiyiwa

(28 May 1998 – ??Harare International Conference Centre HICC)
Speaking about the listing of Econet on the ZSE

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