In an interview with Zimpapers Television Network (ZTN), Zanu-PF secretary for Legal Affairs Munyaradzi Paul Mangwana said President Mnangagwa’s legitimacy will not form part of the agenda for inter-party national dialogue.
Mangwana said it is the obligation of every political party to recognise the result of an election, which was pronounced by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) before endorsement by the Concourt. Said Mangwana:
It is an obligation upon every political player in the country to recognise the pronouncement by the Constitutional Court. So the issue of the election of the President is not on the table and will not be on the table because a decision has been made by the highest courts on that particular issue. We are not entertaining any discussion on that. We are saying we have a Government in place led by President Mnangagwa, but there are areas which require improvement from a social, political and economic perspective, let us discuss those issues with full recognition that there is a President who was elected by the people of Zimbabwe that is the context under which we are discussing. We are not discussing the legitimacy or otherwise of the election of the President. It is not an item on the agenda.