Chamisa: Dialogue With Mnangagwa Unavoidable

MDC president Nelson Chamisa said that dialogue with President Emmerson Mnangagwa is inevitable.

Chamisa said this after a meeting with The Elders, a group of eminent global peace campaigners on Saturday.

The Elders’ chair, Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland and her deputy Graca Machel, the widow of Mozambique’s founding father Samora Machel and South Africa’s first black President, Nelson Mandela also met Mnangagwa and MDC-T president Thokozani Khupe.

Chamisa revealed that the Elders told him that Zimbabwe’s problems can only be addressed through dialogue. He said:

It (the dialogue) is inevitable. They (The Elders) urged us to dialogue with Mnangagwa. They said we should find a way to manage our issues in a manner that would save the country from collapsing.

Their emphasis is to bring the parties together. They said the problems in Zimbabwe can only be addressed if we dialogue.

Both Chamisa and Mnangagwa have spoken publicly in favour of dialogue but have differed over how it has to be conducted.

While Chamisa insists on meeting Mnangagwa one-on-one, the latter has refused to relent on the Political Dialogue Actors (POLAD), a dialogue platform which encompasses all presidential candidates in the 2018 elections. Chamisa has hitherto snubbed POLAD.

More: Daily News


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2 comments on “Chamisa: Dialogue With Mnangagwa Unavoidable

  1. What is the reason for those talks, will the sanctions get lifted, how is Chamisa going to contribute to the economy which he cant do now. In other words are we say the MDC & its alliance is sabotaging the economy of Zimbabwe and they will only stop if they are part of the government? What is the goal of the talks if one may ask. I think its waste of time.

  2. This is a good thing. Be the peacemaker like Jesus taught us, it makes the bully lose their power. Save the people by talking please or there will be no one left to vote. With a big opposition in parliament the MDC can help influence decisions. Zimbabwean of all walks of life are gentle and kind and if we pray like we did before the demonstrations there will be hope. Please don’t let anymore people be hurt. It is like arguing parents’ only the children suffer and the home is broken. Wherever we are in the world we love our country and are proud we would never do unto others as South Africans have done to us these last weeks. They do not deserve to share our anthem. Thank you to the Elders for doing this wonderful thing. Remember how Mr Joshua Nkomo brokered peace in Matabeleland. We were always grateful to him.

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