Former cabinet minister and leader of the Zapu party Dumiso Dabengwa has called for the formation of a transitional authority after the disputed July 30 elections. Dabengwa said the authority was needed to ensure a fresh start for the people of Zimbabwe. Said Dabengwa,
The people of Zimbabwe have been resilient for over 38 years of oppression and dictatorial rule by the Robert Mugabe regime. They deserve a space of fresh air, hence, they were calling for a fresh start during the November 17, 2017, mass demonstration in Harare.
….I personally think the best way forward would be to establish a transitional authority which will be a buffer to protect the people of Zimbabwe. We select technocrats, even among the political parties, to work with the transitional authority.
This comes at a time when MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa is challenging the decision by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) to declare President Emmerson Mnangagwa as the winner of the 2018 presidential election.