The Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (Znlwva) has called on Nelson Chamisa to accept President Emmerson Mnangagwa as the winner of the presidential election saying that the leaders need to work together. The war veterans also said that Chamisa should work on maintaining his momentum as he still has age on his side. Znlwva secretary general Victor Matemadanda said,
However, working together starts with the loser recognising the winner as the legitimate president because that is what happened when (the late MDC leader Morgan) Tsvangirai formed a Government of National Unity with (former president Robert) Mugabe.
Tsvangirai was adamant, initially, but he calmed and accepted that the country needed to move forward; that is what Chamisa must do because there is no development when the leaders are not pulling in one direction…Age is on his side so he must just work to keep the momentum.
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This seems to be a massive about-turn for the war veterans who last week called on members of the opposition to take back their party from Chamisa and Tendai Biti.
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