In a statement Zanu-PF spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo said it is disrespectfull for the opposition to call for dialogue with President Mnangagwa through the media. Khaya Moyo said the opposition knows the protocol to follow.
He was responding to a Zimbabwe Independent article which quoted him as saying:
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We want those people with their proposals to come and approach us if they want dialogue. I cannot respond to a proposal that we have not received because I don’t want to commit to anything. You do not invite the head of state through the media; there are channels to do that.
However, in the statement published by The Herald, Khaya Moyo said The Zimbabwe Independent had deliberately misrepresented facts. Said Khaya Moyo:
The deliberate misrepresentation of facts in today’s (yesterday’s) issue of the so-called Independent newspaper in pursuit of dialogue by the MDC-Alliance with the President and First Secretary of Zanu PF Cde Mnangagwa is not only shameful but an act of desperation which knows no bounds. In the said interview I categorically stated that Zanu-PF wishes to know what this dialogue which we read of in the newspapers was all about. I further stated that it was disrespectful for the opposition to call for dialogue with the Head of State through the media when they know the protocol to follow. The matter ended there in less than a minute.
Simon Khaya Moyo is a politician and spokesperson of Zanu-PF and the former Minister of Energy and Power Development. He is a former ambassador of Zimbabwe to South Africa. Read More About Simon Khaya Moyo
The Zimbabwe Independent is an online and weekly business newspaper owned by Alpha Media Holdings, which is in turn owned. The paper is called ZimInd for short. Read More About The Independent