Vice President Kembo Mohadi said that the MDC Alliance should be able to distinguish Mnangagwa the President of Zimbabwe and Mnangagwa the ZANU PF leader. He said that what happened in Parliament is bound to happen again if the MDC MPs fail to respect Mnangagwa. In an interview with the Herald, Mohadi said
You might have heard what happened in Parliament recently when the opposition MPs did not want to recognise the President and they did not even want to stand up for him. We want all this to be a thing of the past because he is the President of Zimbabwe, not of Zanu-PF when it comes to Government. He is the President of everyone. Even his enemies must recognise that he is their President too.
We want them to recognise that he is the President of Zimbabwe. They can treat him differently as the leader of Zanu-PF, but not when it comes to the country and we will not allow that.