Mugabe’s Mediator Says He Taught Tsvangirai Peacebuilding

Father Fidelis Mukonori who facilitated negotiations between former President Robert Mugabe and the Constantino Chiwenga-led military during Operation Restore Legacy, revealed how he trained the late MDC-T leader, Morgan Tsvangirai on peace-building.

Mukonori said this during a Zimbabwe Union of Journalists (ZUJ) and Silveira House workshop on creating the environment for effective coverage of the forthcoming elections, where he revealed Tsvangirai passed through the Catholic Social Justice and Development Centre outside Harare. Said Mukonori:

Many of the leading labour movement leaders, teachers and those of professional reputation passed through our hands at the centre in our efforts for peace-building. Among those that I trained are the late MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai as well as the late former Zambian President Frederick Chiluba, who wanted to use his muscle due to his short build, but we told him to think to achieve anything on peace. We know workers were not being handsomely paid, but the only way was through good negotiating skills.

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Fidelis Mukonori is a Zimbabwean religious leader of the Roman Catholic Church. He is also the Executive Director of Centre for Peace Initiatives in Africa. He is known mostly for his proximity to political figures and for facilitating political events such as the burial of... Read More About Father Fidelis Mukonori

Morgan Tsvangirai was a Zimbabwean politician and leader of the Movement for Democratic Change party and Trade Unionist. He was Prime Minister of Zimbabwe during the Government of National Unity era from 2008 and 2013. Tsvangirai died on 14 February 2018 at a hospital in... Read More About Morgan Tsvangirai

Operation Restore Legacy is a military operation which triggered the demise of Robert Mugabe who had been the sole leader of Zimbabwe for thirty-seven years since the country attained independence.The operation attracted a lot scrutiny, locally, regionally and Internationally.The Military claimed it was not a... Read More About Operation Restore Legacy

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