Chamisa, ED are both lawyers and must sit down and talk: SK Moyo
MDC leader Nelson Chamisa must join the President Emmerson Mnangagwa-led political dialogue to improve the economy and citizens’ living standards, Zanu-PF secretary for Information and Publicity Simon Khaya Moyo has said.
“The Government is calling you, let’s sit down and talk. If you have got better ideas than mine bring them on the table and let us see how far we go, but if you refuse to come and say no, then we don’t expect you to blame me,” said Khaya Moyo while responding to questions from journalists at a media briefing at the party headquarters.
“Let us please meet and talk as much as we can. If you have some good ideas on how to address these (economic) challenges please bring them forward, they are very welcome.
“The President has invited the leaders of the MDC to come and talk and the leader of the MDC says ‘you are illegitimate’. So if I am illegitimate, how do we talk? I am sure Chamisa is a lawyer as well; they are both lawyers, I’m sure they can find the way forward without referring to legitimacy and illegitimacy.”
Khaya Moyo explained that the challenges facing the country do not discriminate, hence the need for all parties to participate in proffering solutions.
“I have been to many shops and of course supermarkets. I have never seen prices for Zanu-PF members and prices for MDC members. If there are such prices (for MDC supporters), certainly we must take responsibility for the sky-rocketing of prices.”
Chamisa has consistently refused to join the Political Actors’ Dialogue initiated by President Mnangagwa because it involves many political leaders who failed to make an impact in last year’s election.
The MDC leader also demands that the dialogue process must be led by a neutral foreign convener, and that it must lead to power sharing via a national transitional authority.
Zanu-PF insists that power sharing is not on the agenda.