In an interview with the Daily News on Thursday, presidential spokesperson George Charamba said that MDC leader Nelson Chamisa risks missing the “talks” bus altogether if continues with his behaviour.
This comes after Chamisa ignored Mnangagwa’s call for all losing presidential candidates in the July 2018 polls to meet for dialogue at State House on Wednesday. Said Charamba:
(Chamisa) risked missing the bus altogether if he insisted on pre-conditions that have either been met or are beyond the Executive.
As far as we are concerned, the question to us is, firstly, was that decision taken by Chamisa thoughtful and secondly whether it was independent?
I would say it was thoughtless, the dialogue will proceed with or without him, except we don’t shut doors, we don’t shut windows, whenever he feels he wants to join, he will still be welcome, except he cannot hold the nation to ransom because he is not the summation of the nation.
If he is having difficulties with his external constituency, which as of yesterday (Wednesday) had not given him the nod to participate, that is a matter for him and his donors to deal with. He should never globalise his predicament because the economy has to move on.