The Zion Christian Church Bishop Nehemiah Mutendi yesterday pleaded for dialogue between President Mnangagwa and MDC leader Nelson Chamisa saying they should follow in the steps of their predecessors.
by Audreyanna Makara
Speaking at the National Leaders Prayer Breakfast Meeting at the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC) which was organised by the Zimbabwe Council of Churches Bishop Mutendi said that the two leaders must come together and engage in the dialogue.
“We must follow the example of our predecessors. During the difficult period in our country Dr Joshua Nkomo sought peace and our Former President Robert Mugabe sat down and talked peace. Tsvangirai made peace with Mugabe and he did not consider it humiliation but he did it for peace,” he said
“When Mugabe made peace Mnangagwa was his right hand man when tsvangirai made peace Chamisa was his right hand man so why can’t it happen now?”.
Mutendi also urged Zimbabweans to try and lead peace negotiations themselves without seeking help from other countries as they can become our enemies and they will know our weaknesses as we would have allowed them to.
Nelson Chamisa was among the attendees and said he is ready for dialogue anytime.
“I inherited from an icon of peace Dr Richard Morgan Tsvangirai and I say President Mnangagwa you inherited from your icon President Mugabe, we are new kids on the block let’s have new politics and new direction, lets have dialogue,” he said.
President Mnangagwa was absent and was represented by Minister Muchinguri who read his speech which also stated that he was ready for dialogue.