Opposition leader of Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Advocate Nelson Chamisa yesterday said he will not be pushed into a meaningless dialogue with President Emmerson Mnangagwa unless the government has stopped the arbitrary arrests and persecution of his party members.
Speaking at the Harare Showground during the 1st year anniversary Memorial Lecture of the late founding leader of MDC Morgan Tsvangirai, Chamisa said he will agree to dialogue with Mnangagwa after identification of a neutral arbiter and venue.
Chamisa said his party will prepare to use its political muscle through demonstrations whereby all supporters will come in Harare and demand dialogue to discuss Mnangagwa’s genuine electoral and political reforms.
Chamisa also said he wants this country to be a peaceful and a prosperous one and it has to be done on account of dialogue.
“If Mnangagwa is not willing to dialogue, we will have to invite him to dialogue through political pressure. In terms of the Constitution, we have a democratic right to demonstrate .We will have to bring everyone to Harare and this is the mother of all demonstrations .This country must be liberated”
“We continue on the same path led by Tsvangirai .I have refused to have my victory stolen by Mnangagwa .We are not going to stop, we are going after him until he lets go of what he stole .He must return what is ours .”
Moreover Chamisa said he would mobilise his supporters to march against gun-toting security forces because he does not fear any death or getting injured.
“Are we afraid to die? We are not .We are already dead .Do we fear getting injured? We are already hurt .Are you afraid that these people will finish you? They can’t finish us, we are many .It is us who finish them.”