President Emerson Mnangagwa said that some political parties that were part of the ongoing State House Dialogue and left, have approached him seeking readmission to the process.
He was speaking on Friday at a meeting with a dozen and a half or so political parties that accepted his call for dialogue.
Without giving out the names of the parties that are seeking to return to the process, President Mnangagwa said:
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I have received an inquiry from some political parties outside the dialogue, who were once here and left, who want to come back, but I have told them to go to the conveners.
Some of the political leaders who left the dialogue include Noah Manyika, Daniel Shumba and Nkosana Moyo.
MDC Alliance president Nelson Chamisa refused to take part in the dialogue, demanding an external mediator rather than the local coveners, National Peace and Reconciliation Commission chairperson retired Justice Selo Nare and Zimbabwe Gender Commission chairperson Mrs Margaret Sangarwe-Mukahanana.
Chamisa has also rejected the process as it involves candidates who polled insignificant numbers and fully accepted the “flawed” electoral process.
Some political analysts say that the dialogue process, without Chamisa’s involvement, will not end the country’s political polarisation as roughly half of the population supports him.
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