LATEST: Read President Mnangagwa's message to Chamisa's MDC as he celebrates his 77th birthday

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PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has celebrated his own birthday today by congratulating the opposition MDC led by Nelson Chamisa on the occasion of its 20th anniversary celebrations, saying he looks forward to many more years of healthy debate and dialogue.

President Mnangagwa turns 77 today.

Writing on his official Twitter on Sunday, President Mnangagwa said the differences between the MDC and Zanu-PF are what makes for a vibrant democracy.

“Congratulations to the MDC on your 20th anniversary this week. Though we have our differences, this is what democracy is all about. I look forward to many more years of debate and dialogue. Makorokoto! Amhlope! Wishing all the people of Zimbabwe a blessed Sunday,” he wrote.

This comes as the top MDC leadership yesterday all turned up at the State funeral of former President Robert Mugabe at the National Sports Stadium in Harare.

The MDC had last week postponed its celebrations which were set for 14th September, saying in the spirit of Ubuntu, it was also mourning the late founding father of the nation, who Chamisa himself described as an icon.

Meanwhile, the MDC has set 28th September as the day it will marks its 20th anniversary. The event is set for Rufaro Stadium in Harare.

The MDC was formed on 11 September 1999 in Hillside, Harare.

— Zimbabwe Voice


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