Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-A), President Advocate Nelson Chamisa said there cannot be dialogue without confession at the national leadership breakfast meeting held at Harare International Conference Centre which was organized by the Zimbabwe Council of Churches today.
While addressing a breakfast prayer meeting organized by churches that are seeking divine intervention to these challenges facing the country in Harare today Chamisa said:
“We can’t have a dialogue when other people are in prison on the account of politics, when others are mourning their loved ones and am ready to meet President Mnangagwa. I say President not because our dispute is resolved, but he’s president of his party and I’m president of mine,” he said.
Addressing the same gathering, Zion Christian Church (ZCC) Bishop Nehemiah Mutendi has urged Chamisa and ZANU PF leader Emmerson Mnangagwa to emulate the late MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai and former president Robert Mugabe .The duo agreed to dialogue under the mediation of the Southern Africa Development Community 2008, Mutendi said.
“We must follow the examples of our predecessors .During the difficult period in our country,Dr Joshua Nkomo sought peace and our former President Robert Mugabe sat down with Nkomo and they talked peace .Tsvangirai made peace with Mugabe and he did not consider it humiliation but he did it for peace. When Mugabe made peace President Mnangagwa was his right-hand man when Tsvangirai made peace Chamisa was his right-hand man so why can’t it happen now?” he said.
Chamisa yesterday rejected President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s invitation for the framework of National dialogue.