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.