Chamisa snubs ED dialogue


Harare – MDC Alliance President Nelson Chamisa has rejected dialogue initiated by President Emmerson Mnangagwa demanding a credible convenor and mediator before he can attend the meetings.

This comes as Mnangagwa had invited all political parties who participated in last year’s general elections for talks 

Posting on his twitter account, Chamisa said the country’s crisis came from a disputed presidential election.

 “DIALOGUE NOT GAMES. We’ve a political crisis arising out of a disputed and rigged Presidential election result in Zimbabwe. The Presidency is disputed. We need genuine dialogue under a credible Convener and mediator to solve this crisis. Stop citizens abuses, beatings and arrests,” he said.

He said dialogue should not be unilateral and one way. 

“It is well. Dialogue cannot be unilateral and one way. Command politics is not dialogue. No soliloquy. Dialogue is not charity but for common good.

“Zimbabwe benefits not individuals. We want the doors not the windows. We don’t get bothered by windows closing where is door?” he said.

President Mnangagwa had initialy set conditions in which Chamisa was to follow for dialogue to take place but Chamisa was against a condition of recognizing President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s legitimacy. 

Instead Chamisa also set his own conditions for dialogue saying that President Mnangagwa’s government must first release people arrested during the January 14 protests.

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