Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has urged Zimbabweans to choose dialogue rather than confrontation whenever they reach a deadlock.
Chiwenga made the plea last week while addressing delegates during an official tour of the winter maize project at Hippo Valley’s Kilimanjaro project in Chiredzi. He said:
We have plenty of land, so let’s open it. Let’s create and give our people jobs here. There is no other country which will be created. God did his job and finished it.
He is not going to create another world. Let’s forget about it. So our small teapot, let’s treasure it.
Let’s work together. Let’s not be confrontational. If there is any problem in the country, let’s sit down and resolve it amicably.
Chiwenga’s call for dialogue comes at a time when the government has rejected South Africa’s offer to intervene to help solve the country’s unending crises.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa has also refused to talk to MDC Alliance president Nelson Chamisa one on one, saying the opposition leader should join the discredited political actors dialogue (POLAD) platform.
Meanwhile, the government recently clashed with the Shangaan community over the impending displacement of over 1 000 families in Chilonga to pave way for lucerne (grass) farming.