A member of the Presidential Advisory Council (PAC), Shingi Munyeza believes that dialogue between President Emmerson Mnangagwa and MDC leader Nelson is what is needed to take the country forward.
Munyeza opined that once the two political leaders meet, the international community will give its full support to the initiative.
Munyeza added that the dialogue has to be unconditional and at a neutral venue. He said:
The two of them in a room, President Mnangagwa there and Nelson Chamisa there, they come for a cup of tea, they bring their own tea, each one brings their own flask of tea and cup, have a cup of tea, it must not go beyond 15 minutes.
They talk about ‘I like your tea and talk things like I like your scarf, it’s nice.
… I tell you, the international community will be right on our doorstep tomorrow.
Then they spend another month…we might have to arrange it and move in that direction because if we don’t have our political leaders talking, our nation is divided politically.
Both Mnangagwa and Chamisa have expressed willingness to engage in dialogue but have disagreed on how the talks should be conducted.
Meanwhile, Munyeza said that all sections of society should sit down and talk so that the eventually the whole nation will converge. He added:
Industry must start its own dialogue, churches must start its own, industry, civil society and politicians on the other side, it must be like popcorn and then they will come a time when then everyone must converge.