The president of the chief’s council Fortune Charumbira says that he is open to meeting the president of Zimbabwe’s main opposition party Nelson Chamisa of the MDC Alliance.
Chief Charumbira was responding to a question on whether he will attend opposition party rallies as he does those of the ruling ZANU PF party. He said:
I will never attend opposition rallies because it is not right to do so. But that does not mean I do not interact with them. I can even call MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa and discuss issues but I can never have a meeting with him.
Chiefs have been accused of threatening people to vote for Zanu PF but that is all lies. Some people judge us by what we say on Zanu PF rallies but they fail to understand the deeper meaning of our words.
Chiefs work with the government of the day and in our case, we have Zanu PF in charge.