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Muzorewa’s party blast ED over GNU

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa

United African National Council (UANC) says President Emmerson Mnangagwa has no solutions to challenges bedevilling the country and is, therefore, wrong to reject the formation of a government of national unity (GNU) or National Transitional Authority (NTA).

MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa told the media on Tuesday that NTA was the only solution that can save the country from the current problems.

However, President Mnangagwa told his party’s Central Committee that those calling for NTA are daydreaming as it would not happen.

Commenting on the issue, UANC secretary general Aliphios Mapuranga said if Mnangagwa is sincere about moving the country forward he has no choice but to join hands with others.

“I think the President is not sincere because it is apparent that there is no way out of this economic mess other than different political players converging to set up an interim government which will preside over all reforms needed for this country’s economy to resuscitate,” he said.

Mapuranga added that GNU should be ‘all inclusive’ to avoid the 2008 scenario where only the country’s three biggest political parties were represented.

“Our thinking is that the inclusive government must be diverse to accommodate all political parties which participated during this year’s harmonised elections rather than being between Zanu PF and MDC Alliance,” he said.

UANC is a political party that was founded by the late veteran politician Bishop Abel Muzorewa.

Adding his view to the proposal, Zimbabwe Activist Alliance National Co-ordinator Tendai Mudehwe said Nelson Chamisa bitter after the polls alleging that Mnangagwa had stolen the victory but is now sober and the President should accept the call.

“After the elections, Chamisa was a bitter man strongly believing that ED had stolen his victory despite the latter extending his hand to work with him (Chamisa).

“Chamisa has spoken about the need for unity. ED must not worry about the terms and semantics but just accept the gesture,” said Mudehwe.

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Daniel Chigundu

Daniel Chigundu is a male journalist in Zimbabwe and has been practising since September 2009. He used to the editor for The Business Connect (newspaper) in Harare, has his own news website Tourism Focus which is biased towards the tourism sector. Daniel is also working with Magamba Network on their project called Open Parliament where they do live coverage of Parliamentary activities on Twitter and Facebook. He is currently the secretary-general of the Zimbabwe Parliamentary Journalists Forum, is a member of Zimbabwe Small Broadcasters Association and a board member of Digital Communication Network. He holds a Diploma in Communication and Journalism from the Christian College of Southern Africa (CCOSA), a certificate in Youth leadership training from the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), a certificate in Citizen Journalism from Magamba Network and is currently a first-year student at Zimbabwe Open University studying for a Bachelor of Arts Honours in Ethics and Organisational Leadership.

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