Some supporters of the opposition MDC led by advocate Nelson Chamisa have called upon their leader to engage president Emmerson Mnangagwa to address the socio-economic and political issues submerging the country.
Speaking at a feedback meeting held by MDC MPs party national spokesperson Daniel Molokele (Hwange Central) and Godfrey Dube (Hwange West) held at Chinotimba Hall in the resort town of Victoria Falls, an unnamed party supporter said:
People from this region are afraid of demonstrating because they still remember how Mnangagwa killed people during the Gukurahundi, so Chamisa should engage Mnangagwa.
These remarks come when the MDC has been mobilising supporters countrywide to participate in demonstrations over the deteriorating state of affairs.
They also come after both Mnangagwa and Chamisa expressed interest in having a dialogue but clashed on terms and conditions.
Chamisa demanded that an independent foreign convener be sought for. He also wants Mnangagwa’s legitimacy to be discussed saying that is where all problems started.
Mnangagwa who has since initiated a dialogue platform (POLAD) which Chamisa snubbed has, on the other hand, said he is open for dialogue but his legitimacy cannot be discussed since he won the 2018 elections.
Meanwhile, the country continues to sink as the standoff between political elites continues. The country has a huge deficit in fuel, food, medicines, electricity, potable water and several other basic commodities.
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