Zimbabwe Council of Churches (ZCC) secretary-general Kenneth Mtata has urged MDC leader Nelson Chamisa to swallow his pride and accept that President Emmerson Mnangagwa is the legitimate Head of State.
Mtata made the remarks during an interview with State media where he also called for inclusive political dialogue. He said:
Dialogue is imminent, but it is just a matter of time. President Mnangagwa is the Head of State and Government. He is our statesman.
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He has the keys for dialogue, (the) MDC-A leader should swallow his pride and engage and consider President Mnangagwa as the President of Zimbabwe. Dialogue is coming, we need to prepare for it, but it might take time. We do not need foreign intervention.
Chamisa rejected the outcome of the 2018 presidential election in which President Mnangagwa was declared the winner.
The Constitutional Court did not find any evidence of rigging after Chamisa launched an appeal to have the election results set aside.