MDC president Nelson Chamisa has said that the standoff existing between his party and the ruling Zanu-PF over the 2018 elections which the MDC says were rigged, needs to come to an end for the benefit of all Zimbabweans.
Chamisa was commenting Tuesday on social media, after he had a meeting with former South Africa President, Thabo Mbeki. Earlier yesterday, Mbeki had also met President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Chamisa posted saying: “We want dialogue that is meaningful, where the political will to change for the benefit of Zimbabweans outweighs political expediency.
“Dialogue must deliver true change & real reforms. When we shake hands let us be agreeing to truly walk in the same direction, a new direction.
“Democracy can’t exist without a true commitment to happiness, freedom and peace. Our political impasse cannot continue. We stand firm on the principle that none but ourselves can bring about the true change we need. Real issues affecting us all must be at the heart of any dialogue.”
Chamisa insists the dialogue process led by President Mnangagwa under the Political Actors Dialogue (POLAD) should be mediated by a neutral convener.
Meanwhile, Mbeki is today meeting with POLAD leaders Lovemore Madhuku, Thokozani Khupe, among others.
— Zim Voice