MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa has dismissed reports that diplomats from the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom (UK) have engaged him in an attempt to broker a compromise deal. The deal would see Chamisa as the leader of the opposition and his chief whip getting formal government positions and would be paid by the state. However, speaking to NewsDay, Chamisa said,
For the record, no one has approached me with an indication of progressive engagement on nation-building. Not that I want, but to move the country forward there should be genuine engagement, not about power, but people,” Chamisa said.
I engaged the various embassies on behalf of the MDC Alliance and to discuss what we think are the issues going forward. As you know, we have been given a window period to consult our people and we are alive to the fact that the people are determined to resolve their own issues.
Instead, Chamisa has insisted that the July 30 elections were rigged and has blamed the disputed election for the recent price increases.
EU, UK Try To Broker Compromise Deal, Opposition To Be Offered Formal Position In Parly Including Pay