MDC leader Nelson Chamisa has reiterated his call to President Emmerson Mnangagwa to come to the negotiating table.
Chamisa was addressing journalists at the party’s headquarters in central Harare on Thursday.
He claimed that he knows Mnangagwa’s weaknesses and that the latter is not a tough person at all but that he is being misled by his hangers-on. Said Chamisa:
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Mr Mnangagwa said he is soft as wool and that is what we will use against him to make him engage with us. We want to dialogue with him as civil people, not for political gain.
Politicians have a tendency of saying words that they don’t even mean and we are not that type of politicians but we want to bring those type of politicians to the negotiating table so they understand.
Chamisa said it is to President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s advantage if the economy stabilises. He added:
It’s in the best interest of Mr Mnangagwa that the country is stable. What does he want to leave as a legacy for the people and the coming generation?
Does he want to be remembered as someone who dragged the country into a dungeon through being stubborn?
That why we are asking for the breeze of wisdom to blow across his face and visit his mind.
While both Mnangagwa and Chamisa have expressed willingness to sit down and talk, they have differed on the platform to be used for such negotiations.
President Mnangagwa has insisted that Chamisa should join the 2018 Presidential losers while Chamisa insists on one-on-one talks.