A ZANU PF MP claims that he was threatened with death for calling for a meeting between President Emmerson Mnangagwa and MDC leader Nelson Chamisa.
MP for Chivi South, Killer Zivhu wrote on Twitter about the backlash he said he received from unknown people for suggesting that the two political rivals should be brought to the negotiating table. He wrote on Twitter:
The past two days I’ve been receiving criticisms about my quest to make ED (Emmerson Dambudzo) and CCC (Chamisa Chete Chete) meet from all corners, including my own counterparts in Zanu PF. To the extent of receiving calls from private numbers with threats to kill me and burning me alive.
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Having deleted the initial tweet, Zivhu tweeted later revealing his utter disdain for confrontation and violence. He wrote:
I don’t believe in confrontation or violence. My quest is for ED and CCC to meet and discuss rebuilding Zimbabwe, sharing ideas from different angles of their political philosophy.
As such, I’m continuing with my promise to deliver the letters to them.
President Mnangagwa began a dialogue process in 2018 which involves unknown candidates in the Presidential elections held the same year.
The dialogue process has been dismissed as meaningless by political commentators as Chamisa, who received more than 43 per cent of the vote, is not involved.
Chamisa has called for one-on-one dialogue with President Mnangagwa but his requests have hitherto been ignored.