Exiled former cabinet Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo has called for negotiations between President Mnangagwa’s Zanu PF and Nelson Chamisa’s MDC which must lead to formation of a Government of National Unity.
Professor Moyo who engaged in a frenzied Twitter thread on Thursday said, “A GNU is a special type of coalition government common in Africa to avoid CONFLICT. Elsewhere, elections with no outright winner produce coalition governments. Not in Zimbabwe. We get DISPUTED elections which necessitate a GNU to resolve a CONFLICT. The UK has a coalition government, not called a GNU!”
“A GNU is necessitated by an inconclusive or disputed poll. The 2009 GNU was necessitated by the fact that Zanu PF had 99 out 210 parliamentary seats. Today a GNU is necessitated by the fact that Zanu PF lost and stole 2018 presidential poll from the MDC ALLIANCE.”
Moyo said it is folly that Zanu PF says it will not engage in a negotiation with MDC.
“Ignoramuses say Zanu PF can’t negotiate with MDC because it has two thirds majority. Nonsense, the 2009 GNU negotiations started after SADC appointed Mbeki to mediate in Zimbabwe on 29 March 2007 due to Army and Police brutality when Zanu PF had a majority of two thirds in Parliament!”
ZANU PF members have insisted that they will not agree to any coalition government with MDC.