OM: Let’s talk about the planned meeting between Mugabe and Mnangagwa. We understand it has been dragging for long, when is it finally happening?
GC: The meeting between the former president and the current one has been a matter between two characters.
To our surprise, we saw this issue becoming a matter for political debate but also an issue of a political structure reportedly linked to the former president.
It was also an issue of G40 people in exile who fear a meeting between the former president and his successor.
In their calculation, which is rather foolish, they want to appropriate the symbolism of Mugabe and use it to relaunch themselves politically, therefore, they don’t want any meeting to take place.
The current president made a second overture to the former president just before he left for Abidjan and before the meeting could take place, another ruse was invented and it was supposedly an invasion and break-in at Mazowe where computers were allegedly stolen.
The idea was to spoil the atmosphere for the meeting. Now they are talking about a break-in at Zimbabwe House, except that someone is not telling the country that the former president still holds the keys for that house.
The current president hasn’t set foot at Zimbabwe House, but how do you keep the keys to the property when there is someone who must come in?