‘Unresolved legitimacy issues,main cause for Zim chaos,’ Chamisa

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa

Opposition MDC leader Nelson Chamisa  has insisted that the current crisis bedevilling  the country is  premised on the unresolved legitimacy of the incumbent leadership and will only be solved if his party and the ruling Zanu PF  engage in dialogue.

The  2018 presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa  who narrowly lost to President Emmerson Mnangagwa  was speaking at a press conference held at the party’s headquarters,Morgan Richard Tsvangirai House in Harare on Thursday  where he  boldly said the current crisis was not  about  as  result of the economy  but stems from unresolved legitimacy issues from last year’s plebiscite.

“I have heard some people attributing the current crisis to the economy but  it is because of legitimacy  which is not yet resolved,” said Chamisa.

He says it is only if his party and Zanu PF engage in a genuine dialogue that  this country can be extricated from the  crisis.

“It will be a figment of imagination to think that this crisis will be solved outside a Zanu PF and MDC dialogue .

“ And we need a dialogue that will be convened by  a neutral  mediator ,”insisted the 41-year-old opposition leader.

The MDC  president’s also concurred with remarks by former South African president  Thabo Mbeki that despite the opposition party losing a ConCourt appeal to rescind the elections results  it still remain a crucial player to resolve the current turmoil .

The former students activist also spoke on the recent appointments the party has made were based on merit .

“We  now have a credible team with the best hands and the biggest minds and I can safely call in the A-Team,” quipped Chamisa.

The appointments include that of   Douglas Mwonzora who is now the deputy secretary for International Relations while Morgan Komichi  has been redeployed as secretary for presidential affairs.

Former vice president Elias Mudzuri  is now the secretary for local government and there was a big surprise of Fadzai Mahere  as the  new Secretary  for Education, Sports and Culture  among other appointments.Former University of Zimbabwe  Student Representative Council (SRC) leader Fortune Daniel Molokela Mguni is the new party spokesperson.