MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa is reported to have declined President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s offer for him to be formally recognised as the leader of the opposition in parliament. Mnangagwa who us in New York for the United Nations General Assembly told Bloomberg television 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.
However, Nelson Chamisa’s spokesperson Nkululeko Sibanda has who had previously said that Chamisa is open to dialogue in order to advance the interest has said that Chamisa is declining the offer which he views as a bribe. Speaking to the Daily News, Sibanda said,
He (Chamisa) despises the Mafia-coloured politics where the gang leader thinks that all problems are solved by the parcelling of perks and positions. Zimbabwe is bigger than people who believe that they can abuse State coffers to corruptly buy the presidency they lost in an election. This mentality is simply old school for our times it is unrecognisable in this century.
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Zanu-PF’s secretary for legal affairs Munyaradzi Paul Mangwana has dismissed the opposition as crybabies for their stance. Said Mangwana,
We can’t force them to behave to be normal people, the president will continue to handle the situation like a true and mature statesman, it’s up to them to behave as normal opposition or crybabies, our president is a statesman, he is a leader, unfortunately we have that kind of opposition who are sore losers but that will not stop the country from running, we will not lose sleep over sore losers.
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