MDC President Nelson Chamisa has said that dialogue with Emmerson Mnangagwa can only happen if a one of one meeting takes place. Chamisa said in an interview with NewZimbabwe that the issue of the 2018 elections still needs to be resolved before moving forward.
Mnangagwa must accept a one on one interface with me or there is no dialogue. We need to meet so we can thrash out the modalities of dealing with the crisis engulfing our country.
It is the only way we can deal with the legitimacy crisis, the political and economic crisis and set our country on the path to recovery.
There will not be a 2023 without the resolution of the 2018 election dispute. They can close the chapter but we will open it. So we are not looking at 2023 but at 2018. The issue of that election must be resolved
MDC has so far refused to be part of the National Dialogue that other smaller opposition political parties are participating in. Zanu-PF on the other end has insisted that MDC can attend on condition that they accept President Mnangagwa’s legitimacy as the winner of the 2018 elections.