The Political Actors Dialogue (POLAD) interlocutors have lauded the negotiating platform as a huge success following a meeting with President Emmerson Mnangagwa at his Sherwood farm in Kwekwe.
A monitoring and evaluation document was presented to President Mnangagwa, and read by MDC-T secretary-general Nickson Nyikadzino on behalf of POLAD at the event held this Sunday. Said Nyikadzino:
We have… come up with a shared understanding of how to address the challenges affecting our country. I am happy to say as POLAD, we have managed to speak on the need to fight sanctions and SADC and the rest of the region have since taken a stance on the need to remove these sanctions. On a technical level, we have managed to provide a roadmap on how dialogue should proceed in the country.
POLAD is a brainchild of President Mnangagwa which he consummated a few weeks after the 2018 harmonised elections.
It is a group made up of some of the presidential candidates who contested in the disputed poll and includes Thokozani Khupe of the MDC-T, Lovemore Madhuku of the National Constitutional Assembly, and People’s Rainbow Coalition leader Lucia Matibenga among others.