An African Virtual Conference in solidarity with Zimbabwe was organized by WFTU in order to raise awareness about the situation the workers and people in Zimbabwe are facing, strengthen internationalist solidarity and put forward militant demands for their interests. The WFTU President Mzwandile Michael Makwayiba, from South Africa, NEHAWU, intervened and addressed the Conference, pointing out the importance of the organization and coordination of militant trade unions inside Zimbabwe, as well as his visit in Zimbabwe in the next time period for better coordination and solidarity.
On behalf of the Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (ARTUZ), its President Robson Chere described the persecutions and violations against trade unionists and their rights as well as their militant continuation of their struggles. Participants from RD Congo, Cameroon, Guinea, Mali, Ivory Coast, Somalia, Rwanda and South Africa also expressed their solidarity. Apart from the visit of the WFTU President to Zimbabwe, the teleconference decided about militant protests of trade unions to take place at the Embassies of Zimbabwe in various countries, supporting the demands of Zimbabwean workers for the end of corruption and looting, the end of persecutions and violations of trade union liberties by the authorities, for living wages and health and education services for all workers.