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'Mnangagwa cannot convene dialogue'

by Mandla Ndlovu
23 Jan 2019 at 07:27hrs | Views
Exiled former cabinet Minister Professor Jonathan has described President Emmerson Mnangagwa as a discredited person to convene a national dialogue to map the way forward to solving the national crisis.

Moyo was responding to Mnangagwa's call for all stakeholders to a dialogue table which he made on Tuesday when he arrived from his EuroAsia trip.

"It is obtuse, oxymoronic, inhumane and totally unacceptable for a lethally armed and dangerous arsonist to invite victims of his premeditated arson, to dialogue about how they can work together in the aftermath of his nefarious inferno that engulfed everyone and everything." Professor Moyo fumed.

Moyo accused Mnangagwa of being the cause of the problem and hence making him lose a legal standing in calling for and convening a dialogue.

"The call for national dialogue on a fake Twitter account run by ghost writers is fake." He said. "What's worse is that, as the cause of the crisis, you have lost the neutrality, credibility constitutional legitimacy to invite anyone to any dialogue. Only neutral brokers can do that."

On Tuesday Mnangagwa had said, "I invite leaders of all political parties as well as religious and civil leaders to set aside our differences and come together. What unites us is stronger than what could ever divide us. Let's begin a national dialogue. Let's put the economy first. Let's put the people first."

MDC Leader Nelson Chamisa said before dialogue, Mnangagwa must free all political prisoners arrested in connection to the 14 January protests.

"No nation can make progress without the rule of law and peace. Zimbabwe can't be open for anything without being open to its citizens' concerns. In order to dialogue, one's tongue must be free to talk. The tongues of the nation are tied in jails &many others by fear. This must end," said Chamisa.

Source - Byo24News