President elect Emmerson Mnangagwa has ruled out a Government of National Unity (GNU) with the MDC Alliance saying there is no need.
In an interview with British broadcaster Sky News, Mnangagwa said politics should now take the back seat. Said Mnangagwa:
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In 1964 Harold Wilson of Britain had one seat, beating the Conservatives by one seat and he formed a Government and ruled England and I have two thirds majority and you are talking about me abandoning my two thirds majority to set a Government of National Unity? Not that it’s a bad idea but it doesn’t show that there is any need. I am saying politics should now take the back seat because the elections are behind us. We should now put our shoulders to the wheel for purposes of modernising our economy, growing our economy together. Those who have voted against me, those who voted for me, we say Zimbabwe is ours together. Let’s move on. The best argument, the best vision, the best ideas have taken the day.
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