Mnangagwa Confirms Compromise Deal To Formally Recognise Chamisa As Leader Of Opposition With State Pay and Perks

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President Emmerson Mnangagwa has revealed that he plans to adopt the Commonwealth parliamentary democracy system in which the leader of the opposition is formally recognised and gets a salary from the government. In an interview with Bloomberg Mnangagwa confirmed the compromise deal which has been reported to have been pushed by the European Union and the United Kingdom. Said Mnangagwa

Under our Commonwealth parliamentary democracy, the opposition is recognised; we recognise the leader of the opposition in Parliament. This is what we are going to do ourselves. But under the former administration, there was no formal recognition of the opposition leader but now under my administration, we are embracing the Commonwealth approach to parliamentary democracy where we recognise the leader of the opposition who is given certain conditions and perks in Parliament.

Nelson Chamisa’s spokesperson Nkululeko Sibanda yesterday said that Chamisa is open to dialogue although no one has approached him yet.

The president has made it clear that he had been mandated by the national council to engage in nation-building dialogue with anyone who wants to take this country forward. The dialogue is based on five principles, which he has made public. At the moment, no one has come forward and knocked at his door for dialogue. If Zanu PF thinks it can knock, they are welcome.


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