Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa has said that the country needs a transitional government in order to fix the country’s economic problems and the issue of legitimacy. However, he made it clear that he was not interested in another government of national unity (GNU). He also accused Zanu-PF of reneging on an agreement to form a transitional government after the ouster of former president Robert Mugabe. Addressing the media yesterday, Chamisa said
We need a national transitional authority and that is the one that is going to lay the framework for these steps so that we resolve this crisis. We are seeing a repetition of the 2013 problem…we cannot be talking about elections all the time, we want to talk about development…The transitional authority is going to be a creature of the discussions, we do not want to define the confines and parameters of it now because we want a national discourse…we want something that is not going to compromise the MDC because we don’t want a repeat of 2008, where we were used to chlorinate the infected.
Zanu-PF’s secretary for legal affairs dismissed Chamisa’s calls for a transitional government as madness. Said Mangwana,
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He is mad. There was no discussion of this nature. We govern this country through the Constitution and as a lawyer, I expect him to read it…We cannot have a transitional government in an independent sovereign authority.