We’re Clearly Not Calling For A Return To The GNU – MDC

The opposition MDC has said that it will continue on its diplomatic offensive aimed at creating consensus amongst Zimbabweans.

The party has however dismissed the possibility of another Government of National Unity following another one in 2009 which comprised of the ruling ZANU PF, MDC then led by Morgan Tsvangirai and the other led by Arthur Mutambara.

The party has since reached out to regional and continental bodies, in that order, the SADC and the African Union in an endeavour to push the ruling ZANU PF to the table for a dialogue. MDC says that these groupings must intervene and help Zimbabweans find common ground for the creation of a transitional authority with the mandate to lift Zimbabwe out of the abyss it is currently in.

Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, MDC spokesperson, Daniel Molokele said:

The MDC will thus mobilise Zimbabweans across the spectrum for purposes of attaining national consensus and convergence.

Attendant to the political pressure is diplomatic pressure in which the SADC region, Africa and the broader international community will be sensitised so that international pressure can be brought to bear for the regime in Harare.

A credible, bankable, legitimate process of dialogue fully guaranteed by the international community with specific deliverables benchmarks and timelines through a mutually agreed and acceptable facilitator is a must.

As the MDC, we are clearly not calling for a return to the GNU or the Global Political Agreement that was done in 2009, we are asking for a process around the National Transitional mechanism.

More: New Zimbabwe


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