Chamisa calls for urgent dialogue with Mnangagwa


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Movement for Democratic Change leader Nelson Chamisa has called for urgent dialogue with President Emmerson Mnangagwa to resolve the multiple problems the country is currently facing.

Chamisa’s call comes amid reports that the Zimbabwe Council of Churches is also trying to get the two parties to dialogue to end the worsening crisis in the country.

“I’ve met with many on our worsening situation and unbearable suffering. The back-to-school burden, high prices, non-performing economy, joblessness and worthless salaries bring sorrow. On this, I call upon my bro ED to urgent dialogue to solve our politics &economics or it gets worse!” Chamisa tweeted today.

Asked by one of his followers what efforts he had made to engage Mnangagwa apart from tweeting, Chamisa said:

  1. “I have written letters without a reply before and after elections.
  2. I have met with potential mediators in the church.
  3. I have engaged leaders in SADC and AU
  4. I made a public statement of invitation.”

When told that Mnangagwa had offered him a position as leader of the opposition but he had rejected the offer, Chamisa said: “It’s not about individual positions. I am not interested in any. My concern is about the wellbeing of Zimbabweans through a political solution focusing on key economic and political reforms.”

When told by Musaigwa Wechena to stop grandstanding and do the right thing because he knew what to do if he really wanted to talk to his “bro”, Chamisa responded: “I have done everything doable including demos.”

ZANU-PF has told Chamisa that the MDC must recognise Mnangagwa as the President of the country before any talks.

One of Chamisa’s followers told him: “Bro is not a presidential language. You have the high hopes of the country, you should be more serious with your choice of words,” to which Chamisa responded: “So how else do I address a brother?”

 

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