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Chamsia speaks on talks with Mnangagwa

by Mandla Ndlovu
08 Dec 2018 at 08:55hrs | Views
MDC Leader Nelson Chamisa has denied that there are any talk that are taking place between him and the ZANU PF Leader Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Chamisa was responding to screaming headlines that gripped the nation throughout the week insinuating that the two leaders were engaging in talks towards solving the national crisis.

"Newspaper headlines on dialogue are misleading. Whereas it is much desirable for Zimbabweans to find each other, there has been no contact between Mnangagwa and myself. Any suggested existence of talks  is inaccurate, untrue and unsubstantiated." Chamisa said.

Some media sections reported that the tentative dialogue had already resulted in Chamisa appointing a high-powered MDC team to negotiate with the ruling Zanu-PF to end the bad blood between the two parties.

It was also reported that respected clergyman and businessman, Shingi Munyeza, had made an impassioned plea to both men to put aside their differences and work together in the interests of the country.

The youthful opposition leader has been brawling with Mnangagwa ever since he narrowly lost the hotly-disputed July 30 presidential election, whose result he vigorously challenged at the Constitutional Court (Con-Court).

Chamisa went on to accuse the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) of manipulating the poll results in favour of the Zanu-PF leader.

But Mnangagwa's victory was upheld by the Con-Court, which ruled that Chamisa had failed to provide evidence that he had won the election.

Last week, Chamisa held a massive demonstration in Harare - where he heaped pressure on Mnangagwa to act on the deteriorating political and economic situation in the country.

Addressing his supporters then, who were protesting the falling standards of living in the country and the government's recent unpopular economic revival measures, Chamisa also said Zimbabwe could not afford "one day longer" without addressing the country's worsening political and economic crisis.



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