Losing 2018 Presidential candidate, Egypt Dzinemunhenzva (pictured below) has said that he is not part of the Political Actors Dialogue forum because he heard that the forum is for actors.
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He was responding to the Secretary-General of the Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ), Raymond Majongwe who was inquiring on why Dzinemunhenzva was not part of the forum. Dzinemunhenzva responded sarcastically saying:
Iye munhu akawhina anoda kubatsirwa kutonga here? Ndakanzwa kuti kunoenda maActors. (Why is the person who won elections [President Emmerson Mnangagwa] looking for assistance in governing the country? I heard (POLAD) is for Actors.)
Dzinemunhenzva is among a few other losing presidential candidates in the 2018 elections who snubbed the forum.
Prominent among them is Nelson Chamisa, the leader of the opposition MDC who describes the forum as a circus and resource-wasting endeavour.
The forum was launched by President Mnangagwa in a bid to dissolve the impasse and tension that is existing amongst citizens. The forum was also premised at finding solutions to socio-economic challenges bedevilling the country.
Meanwhile, whilst participants in the forum argue that it has achieved a lot already, critics believe the forum is tantamount to pouring resources into a drain.
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