The president has maintained that there will be no dialogue outside Political Actor’s Dialogue (POLAD). He further went on to say the visit by the former president of South Africa Thabo Mbeki was not to impose a dialogue outside POLAD.
ED was speaking to members of the media at the Statehouse after delivering the Unity day speech when he said:
He (Mr Mbeki) never pushed for talks when he met me. We are very old friends, indeed he discussed the political situation in the country and I explained to him that with regard to dialogue, we have a platform where every political party freely can come into that platform including MDC under Chamisa. That (POLAD) is the only platform where political dialogue will take place.
Thabo Mbeki visited last week and met with both the MDC leader and the president before telling journalists that his visit was private as he was here to speak to friends.
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