In an interview with The Zimbabwe Indpendent, President Mnangagwa denied receiving letters calling for a national dialogue from MDC leader Nelson Chamisa.
Mnangagwa also said he cannot have dialogue with someone who sees him as an illegitimate president. Said Mnangagwa:
I have never received any letter from Chamisa. I don’t want to see myself exchanging words with Chamisa. I don’t want to sink to that level. I leave all that to you…I cannot talk to someone who says, I don’t recognise you because you are an illegitimate president, so then the talks will be illegitimate
Chamisa has continuously claimed that he has been sending letters to Mnangagwa’s office and has been ignored every time he has done so.