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Since the controversial 2018 ballot, which Chamisa ‘lost’ , he has always maintained a hardline stance towards dialogue with the controversial winner of the 2018 ballot, President Emmerson Mnangagwa, clearly now letting reality sink in as he realises that he is ‘part of the problem’ by refusing to talk. Chamisa seems to have been struck by a bolt of wisdom as he indicated in Harare to mourners gathered for Tsvangirai’s daughter, the late Glen View South MP, Vimbai Tsvangirai-Java that he is willing to talk to President Emmerson Mnangagwa so as to move Zimbabwe forward even if the dialogue does not result in him being part of the new Zimbabwe government.
Chamisa in agreement with the views of many suffering Zimbabweans under the unresolved differences between him and Mnangagwa, indicated to mourners, that Zimbabwe will continue to go in circles if the political crisis is not resolved.
“For this country to move forward, we have to resolve the political dispute in this country, around the issue of elections.
“If we don’t resolve that, the country will move in a merry-go-round and the country will not move forward because there is no synthesis or national consensus on the way forward,” Chamisa said.
Mnangagwa won last year’s presidential elections but the result was disputed by Chamisa who claimed it had been rigged in the Zanu PF leader’s favour.
Chamisa who had all along claimed the Zimbabwe ballot had been rigged in the Zanu PF leader, Mnangagwa’s favour, arguing that he (Chamisa) won the elections and must be given power to govern Zimbabwe. He went as far as petitioning the Court to have the result overturned by the Constitutional Court but his petition was rejected by a full bench in 2018.
The MDC leader Chamisa always insisted that any dialogue with Mnangagwa should begin with a political resolution of the Zanu PF leader’s legitimacy, but now, to the relief of the majority of suffering Zimbabweans, Nelson Chamisa , indicating that he is ready to set aside his demands, even if the dialogue does not result in him being part of the new Zimbabwe government.
“A divided country will not stand. And we have said, we are ready to dialogue with you Cde Mnangagwa, not for my purpose. Not for power sharing but sharing of ideas. An idea whose time has come and an idea for change,” said Chamisa.
Mnangagwa has invited Chamisa to a dialogue platform that includes all candidates of the disputed 2018 presidential poll but Chamisa has always, until now, demanded a face-to-face meeting with Mnangagwa who has never acceded to the MDC leader’s demand.
Chamisa, in his plea, drew parallels with Zimbabwe’s situation after the inconclusive and bloody 2008 elections that forced arch-enemies former President Robert Mugabe and then MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai to the negotiating table.
“Mugabe was able to dialogue with Morgan Tsvangirai even after he (Tsvangirai) had been beaten to a pulp in Highfield. Tsvangirai was able to say his pain was nothing when compared to the national pain.
“My wish is if Mnangagwa could see the wisdom that this young man (Chamisa) possesses, imbibed from Tsvangirai to make sure that you always have to put the nation ahead of your personal interests,” said Chamisa.
“But he (Mnanagwa) doesn’t listen. I am talking politics here because Vimbai was a politician. She wanted everyone to have a good life, not what we have, a country with no water.”
Chamisa added: “There is no country that should run short of electricity, but what is obviously lacking in this country is the electricity to power their minds. This is what they lack. Why do we have a country so rich in resources and yet so poor in what we have.”
www.newzimbabwevision says that death usually breaks some people apart in anger or hostility, while some who might have been feuding all along, begin to close the rift between them as they shelve their differences for the greater good of everyone else, that way making himself part of the solution rather than being part of the problem through refusal to be progressive for the nation.
The MDC T leader Thokozani Khuphe and MDC leader Chamisa met in mourning the late Glen View South MP Vimbai Tsvangirai on Thursday and they were even seen talking amicably to each other.
Several MDC supporters started , loudly booing and jeering at MDC T leader Thokozane Khupe, resulting in Chamisa stepping in by going up to the podium during a church service at the Harare City Sports Centre in Harare and announing to the crowd of MDC supporters whom he aksed to behave: “If you’re not able to be tolerant to Dr Khupe, then you’re not able to respect me and that, we will not tolerate. I hope you don’t feel I have dressed you down in front of visitors,”
Initially, the MDC vice chairman Job Sikhala had stood up and urged MDC supporters to stop the booing and accord respect to the late Vimbai Tsvangirai (35) who passed away on 10 June 2019, after spending close to a month hospitalised as a result of the car accident that claimed the lives of her uncle and a friend.
Chamisa is clearly now shifting his stance from appearing selfish to the majority of suffering Zimbabweans whether under the opposition or leading party.
Tsvangirai didn’t really fight alost cause, as, the death of his daughter Glen View South MP, Vimbai Tsvangirai-Java has addressed several key issues, including calming the annimosity between himself and MDC T leader Thokozane Khupe, and now warming up to dialogue with Mnangagwa and moving Zimbabwe forward even if he is left out of government.
All this along with Chamisa and Sikhala silencing the booing and jeering by the MDC supporters, is what the nation has always called for, arguing as www.newzimbabwevision always states, that the culture within any organisation, in this case, the MDC under Chamisa, demonstrates what the leadership legitimises and normalises.
If an organisation has weak disciplinary measures, poor policies with respect to what its members can and cannot do, it only leads to lawlessness and total disrespect for others where the leadership should be pushing strongly for tolerance and unity of purpose led by its followers to others, in this case, MDC T, Zanu pf and other opposition, all for a common purpose which is to peacefully rebuild Zimbabwe.
Its sad that this awakening has come after so much suffering amongst the people of Zimbabwe including the death of Tsvangirai’s daughter Glen View South MP, Vimbai Tsvangirai-Java and the death of Pastor Chiwenga’s wife both involved in controversial accidents that both had the military involved,..who knows maybe he’s also on the hit list and this may be a stitch in time for the good of the nation.
www.new zimbabwevision.com says that, while we support progressive debate, we must maintain people power and keep up pressure through peaceful protest, shutting down Zimbabwe and making the nation ungovernable. This the leverage that the people have in forcing the removal of the draconian AIPPA and POSA, government accountability for missing journalists and activists including Itai Dzamara, return of the military to barracks and giving the people of Zimbabwe, full civillian rule as the republic of Zimbabwe is clearly a military state.
While the two leaders debate, the people must maintain pressure upon the government for a free and fair election within a year with local and international observers, UN, AU, SADC, EU and interested parties. The people of Zimbabwe need popular uprising to show Chamisa and Mnangagwa that they are no more important than the issues affecting Zimbabweans, which is the economic crisis and locked Investment and International funding. The people of Zimbabwe need to flood the streets in protest to oppressive military rule in June 2018 as originally planned , as the struggle is bigger than Mnangagwa and Chamisa, hence we must always unite as Zimbabweans facing a common enemy, which is the militarised Zanu pf Mnangagwa regime. DISCUSS! Sibusiso Ngwenya.
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