Mnangagwa shuts door for Government of National Unity

December 13, 2018
| Report Focus News

Harare-President Emmerson Mnangagwa has all but put to rest speculation
that the ruling ZANU PF will enter into another government of national
unity (GNU) with the Nelson Chamisa led MDC Alliance.

Mnangagwa said this whilst addressing party members at the ZANU PF central committee meeting on Wednesday, He said those who wished for a GNU must dream on since ZANU PF clearly won the elections and will rule for the next five years as espoused in the Constitution.

“We had our peaceful and non violent elections which we won with more than two thirds.(Those who are championing for a GNU are dreaming, we shall rule for five years as is stated in the Consitution and at the moment we are pre-occupied with economic development of our nation)” said Mnangagwa.

Speculation had been high that there should be dialogue between the two
political figures.

The opposition has however set terms and conditions of the proposed
dialogue and Mnangagwa has put to rest any hopes for such an arrangement as he categorically stated that ‘there is no prospects of a GNU with losing candidates’.

Chamisa claims that he won the election despite a Constitutional Court
ruling that upheld Mnangagwa’s victory.

Zimbabwe is currently grappling with dwindling socio-economic situation
which has seen prices of basic commodities skyrocketing and fuel shortages
have compunded the situation.