A senior National Patriotic Front (NPF) official has chided MDC leader Nelson Chamisa for refusing to accept President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s legitimacy.
NPF vice president, Welcome Shumba told NewZimbabwe.com that Chamisa unwittingly endorsed Mnangagwa’s Presidency when he approached the Constitutional Court in August last year.
Shumba, who is infamous for openly boasting that he was enjoying the good things by participating in the ongoing State House dialogue, said:
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This issue legitimacy is a closed chapter some might want to see how Chamisa was the first person to legitimise Cde ED Mnangagwa by trusting in the judiciary in the country.
That means he had trust in any outcome of the court process, so he went to court, trusting in our judiciary system and the outcome was there for everyone to see.
The President was declared the winner. So in terms of legitimacy, I think that is a closed chapter. I wonder how he is demonstrating, raising that issue.
If he has got any issues, he must come to the political parties dialogue and we talk about them and move forward.
Shumba urged Chamisa to join the Political Actors Dialogue (POLAD), a dialogue platform initiated by President Mnangagwa.
The meetings are routinely carried out at State House and the interlocutors include losing presidential candidates in the 2018 elections.
The NPF official rebuked the MDC for engaging in street protests, claiming that they scare away investors.