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GNU after by-elections: Mwonzora

By Richard Shumba

MDC-T president Douglas Mwonzora has hinted that the country might be headed for a Government of National Unity (GNU) after the March 26 by-elections if planned dialogue meeting with President Mnangagwa yields positive results.

MDC-T president Douglas Mwonzora

Addressing party supporters at Mkoba hall in Gweru last week, Mwonzora said the country is likely to have another government of national unity (GNU) as talks were at an advanced stage with the ruling party Zanu PF.

“As you are aware I went to state house on June 11, 2021, to meet President Mnangagwa and we presented our 21 points, to have dialogue doesn’t mean one is selling out, Tsvangirai talked to Mugabe through dialogue, did he sell out or change his vision? Mugabe had dialogue with Smith, what’s wrong with MDC-T having a dialogue with Zanu PF,” asked Mwonzora.

He said in January after his party completed consultation with people all over the country, he went back to Statehouse to see President Mnangagwa with his party’s position on dialogue.

“We agreed that national dialogue will be held soon after the by-elections. As a party, we are going back for dialogue with an aim of solving problems facing children of Zimbabwe. I want to set the record straight, entering into dialogue with President Mnangagwa has nothing to do with my personal ambitions but to make life better for all,” he added.

Mwonzora said that the previous GNU between the late former president Robert Mugabe and Morgan Tsvangirai showed that Zimbabwe can only progress if they work together hence the need for a second government of national unity to benefit ordinary people.

“I was one of the people who used to oppose the signing of the global political agreement but he told me that the agreement was going to end violence and fix the economy.


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