President Emmerson Mnangagwa has put to rest speculation that the ruling ZANU PF will enter into a government of national unity (GNU) with losing MDC-A.
Addressing party members at the ZANU PF central committee meeting on Wednesday, Mnangagwa said those who wished for a GNU must dream on since ZANU PF clearly won the elections and will rule for the next five years as espoused in the Constitution.
“We had our peaceful and non violent elections tikahwina ne more than two thirds. Zvino kana ukarota kuine GNU, muka ubike doro. Musabatikane nemhere mhere irikubva kumaloser, tichatonga five years sezvinotaurwa neConstitution and tavakuisa kumberi kuvaka nekugadzira upfumi hwenyika(Those who are championing for a GNU are dreaming, we shall rule for five years as is stated in the Consitution and at the moment we are pre-occupied with economic development of our nation) said Mnangagwa.
Lately MDC-A leadership had aborted confrontational politics with hopes that they will get into dialogue with ZANU PF.
The opposition has however set terms and conditions of the proposed dialogue and Mnangagwa has shattered the hopes for such an arrangement as he categorically stated that ‘there is no prospects of a GNU with losing candidates’.
He also made it clear that after MDC Alliance disputed the elections they went to the Constitutional Court where they also lost.
He said their preoccupation now was economic revival where they will utilise the vast natural resources in the country.
When he ascended to power, Mnangagwa has always said that ‘Zimbabwe is open for business’ and he has been re-engaging the previously hostile nations as he targets to achieve Upper Middle Income Economy status by 2030.
— Mail and Telegraph