The ruling ZANU PF has implored the opposition MDC to desist from questioning President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s legitimacy and instead, prepare for dialogue between the two antagonistic parties to extricate the country from economic malaise.
This was said by ZANU PF national spokesperson, Simon Khaya Moyo following the Nelson Chamisa-led opposition party’s insistence on demanding to talk on Mnangagwa’s legitimacy first.
In an interview with NewsDay on Monday, Moyo said that the current price hikes do not affect ZANU PF supporters alone but have debilitating effects across the political divide. He said:
I have been to many shops, including, of course, supermarkets and I have never seen prices for Zanu PF members and prices for MDC members.
We must remember that the government has taken measures and is taking measures to stabilise the economy because it affects all of us.
I was in a certain shop one day and one old man said to me ‘you also buy here’ and I said yes, of course, we all buy at the same place.
And, therefore, I don’t think it will be fair to say these prices are the result of actions by Zanu PF because that cannot be true.
Moyo asserted that the issue of Mnangagwa’s legitimacy was settled by the Constitutional Court and the MDC should reconsider its stance against participating in the State House dialogue. Added Moyo:
It is our economy together and we are all Zimbabweans and the answer to it is that let us dialogue. All the parties let them come together, including the MDC; let’s talk.
Simon Khaya Moyo is a politician and spokesperson of Zanu-PF and the former Minister of Energy and Power Development. He is a former ambassador of Zimbabwe to South Africa. Read More About Simon Khaya Moyo