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.
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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