Labour, Economists and African Democrats (LEAD) is a political party formed by former spokesperson of the Thokozani Khupe-led MDC-T, Linda Masarira.


LEAD was formed by Masarira after she was dismissed from Thokozani Khupe's MDC-T. Masarira was fired from the party after she was pictured wearing ZANU PF party regalia while she was attending a function in the rural areas.

Masarira criticised her former boss, Khupe, calling her “mediocre” and said that MDC has been captured by sexists and tribalists. She announced LEAD's formation on social media on April 15, 2019.