MDC leader Nelson Chamisa told party supporters that he is keen on dialogue with President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Addressing thousands of his supporters at Chisamba Grounds in Mutare’s Sakubva high-density suburb over the weekend, Chamisa said:
I need everyone to know that we are giving dialogue a chance because we want to give peace a chance.
But we will not be pursuing a dialogue in perpetuity. It has to be pursued within a limited period after which we pursue other means. We will give dialogue a chance … There is some talk going on slowly.
… If dialogue is done it will spell out the specific reforms that need to be done.
The opposition leader said the envisaged dialogue with Mnangagwa is not about forming a government of national unity (GNU), as happened in 2009, but that it will be about political reforms.
Meanwhile, Mnangagwa and Vice President Constantino Chiwenga have hitherto insisted that Chamisa should join other losing presidential candidates under the Political Actors Dialogue (POLAD).