Chamisa wants to settle political crisis first with Mnangagwa before looking at economic recovery

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MDC Alliance leader Nelson visited Chitungwiza to celebrate the birthdays of Kelly & Janelli Choto. Their father, Mr Choto was arbitrarily killed in cold blood by soldiers in the January 2019 demonstrations in Makoni, Chitungwiza. (17/07/20). PIC: MDCA

MDC Alliance president Nelson Chamisa is keen to resolve his political differences with President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

This was said by Chamisa’s spokesperson Nkululeko Sibanda during an interview with the Daily News on Tuesday.

Sibanda’s remarks come after recent reports had claimed that Chamisa was stalling national dialogue by his refusal to take part in the Political Actors Dialogue (POLAD) platform. Sibanda said:

Our crisis is a political crisis. We have a five-point plan which is in tandem with Mthuli Ncube’s economic recovery plan. We have to settle the political crisis first.

The president’s (Chamisa’s) position on dialogue has not changed. He has been willing and is still willing to talk.

Church leaders have been agitating for dialogue between Mnangagwa and Chamisa and following Monday’s National Day of Prayer, which the country’s top clerics attended in their numbers, there is fresh hope that the two protagonists can be brought to the negotiating table.

Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference (ZCBC) secretary-general Father Frederick Chiromba on Tuesday told the Daily News that the church was working on making Zanu PF and the MDC find common ground, which would enable “meaningful dialogue” between their leaders.

More: Daily News

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