Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) Presidential candidate, Dr Thokozani Khupe has called on President elect, Emmerson Mnangagwa to engage all opposition parties and share ideas on how to move the country forward.
Addressing journalists in Harare today, Khupe said opposition parties must sit down with the ruling party and share ideas to improve the welfare of the country.
“The President elect is advised to immediately after inauguration call for a meeting of the 22 candidates to speak for a common vision.
“We need to show the world that we are together in the quest to change the lives of the people,” said Khupe.
Meanwhile, Khupe raised a concern over Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) transparency saying they failed on many things and that the party is not happy with numbers announced as results.
“We also have issues with ZEC, the numbers were manipulated because there were polling stations where we know that our agents voted and our relatives but when results were being announced we were told that we have zero, ZEC did not give an explanation on that,” she said.
She dismissed her party’s chances of joining the inclusive government with Zanu PF saying the President elect made it clear when he appeared on Sky News that he is not interested in a Government of National Unity.
Khupe called on the international community to support Zimbabwe through training of security forces.
“The international community must give Zimbabwe a chance including assisting in the retraining of the security sector in being civilian forces,” added Khupe.
She said the country needs to move forward, have its own currency and re-open closed industries urging other political parties to come together for the sake of the people.
“For the sake of moving forward, it is important as political parties that we come together and move our country forward,” she said.