Following the meeting between President Mnangagwa and civil society organisations in Bulawayo recently, prominent political activist, Jenni Williams has said that she felt the president was sincere and a listening president. The president went to Bulawayo to discuss Gukurahundi and other issues with the civil society organisations.
William was part of the delegation that received Mnangagwa and she was also part of the leadership that sat with Mnangagwa at the meeting.
Said Williams after the meeting:
His response was incredible. At first I thought that was just public relations and politicking but when I saw him taking notes as we deliberated; that was incredible. When he said he was a listening President I felt he meant it.
Most of my colleagues agreed that if the Head of State was still former President Robert Mugabe he would have never got onto the plane and flown to Bulawayo to meet us. That would have never happened. The contrast now is that for 37 years we have waited as people of this region to actually talk to Government . . . But on Thursday the President showed us that he wants a Zimbabwe where everyone feels included, so that is a contrast of the two leaders;
I don’t know what regime change means, but what I know is that I am a social justice activist. I live here and grew up here and in Gwanda. I think our engagement was absolutely important not only for us but for the country at large. I want to ask CSOs to engage this time, the President is not going to fix this country by himself.
More: Sunday News
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