Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, MDC-T vice-president Advocate Nelson Chamisa revealed that his boss Morgan Tsvangirai approached President Emmerson Mnangagwa in a bid to form a transitional government.
Chamisa was dispelling claims by Mnangagwa’s special advisor Christopher Mutsvangwa, who said that Tsvangirai had turned down a request to include MDC-T MPs in the current administration’s cabinet. Said Chamisa:
We realise and acknowledge that there has been a deliberate attempt to distort the reality as pertaining to what transpired. We had a position as an alliance, which position was that we were supposed to have an inclusive arrangement, a transnational mechanism so that we prepare for free and fair election. And president Tsvangirai, as a democrat, as a national leader, as a statesman went out of his way to make sure that he kick-starts the process, but unfortunately, there were no takers of this inclusive arrangement. Government intended then to portray MDC-T as a spoiler.