MDC leader, Nelson Chamisa, has placed the blame on President Emmerson Mnangagwa for the political impasse between the country’s main political parties, claiming that the latter has refused dialogue.
In an interview with the Daily News, Chamisa said that he sent his emissaries to Mnangagwa several times only to be given a cold shoulder. Said Chamisa:
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We have sent letters to him (Mnangagwa); we have sent emissaries; I have sent several people to his offices but they have found the doors locked and iron-willed, but we will keep knocking because what moves us is the suffering of the people.
Zimbabwe is polarised and people are too angry…my plea and request to Mnangagwa are to come down from his high horse. Pride has never been known to be a progressive disposition — people need to be united (and) not put asunder.
Chamisa bemoaned citizens’ suffering, especially the hardships being experienced by the country’s younger generation. He said:
Many young people have never been employed; many young people do not know a payslip or the meaning of a salary.
Many young people are not aware of a higher purchase of lay-by dispensation – they don’t how to purchase things on credit and these are basic things in other countries,” he said.
These issues need to be addressed. It is not good to be stone-hearted and cruel to the people.
Everyone is suffering; civil servants are suffering and we are decimating the honour of professionals and punishing professional and academic excellence.
Learning and earning qualifications have been emptied of their meaning. I listen to our men and women in uniform, their cries are still the same.
In government, many shares with me their agonies that should call for sensitivity on the part of the leadership.
More: Daily News
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