The government said that the dialogue between President Emmerson Mnangagwa and some losers in the 2018 presidential election is not meant to create a Government of National Unity (GNU).
Addressing local media editors in Harare on Wednesday, Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Monica Mutsvangwa, accused MDC president Nelson Chamisa of holding the nation back by refusing to participate in the dialogue. She said:
We have individuals and parties that choose to disrespect the electoral and judicial systems for their selfish ends.
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Such uncouth behaviour projects our country as a nation with unresolved political questions when deep down their hearts, these entities and personalities know very well that they lost in a fair and credible plebiscite.
Politics leads the way in statecraft and if we are not stable as people in all other areas in the country will not become stable.
Such behaviour is holding us back as a nation as it stifles our re-engagement efforts and will make recovery more painful.
We need to get out of the election mode that continues to seize us and work together to build our country.
However, the dialogue which is underpinned by the sharing of ideas to come up with national solutions is plausible and welcome.