Chamisa, Mnangagwa duty-bound to hammer way out

THE current socio-economic crisis in the country is untenable and demands that the two major political parties — Zanu PF and the MDC Alliance — hammer some kind of deal that will help better the lot of citizens who are now burdened beyond measure by the two protagonists’ endless bickering, while the country is on fire.

Editorial

The clergy has since the run-up to the July 30 poll been pushing for dialogue and we hope both parties will see wisdom in that. There is an urgent need to inclusively map the way forward.

One thing for certain is that no single political party has the capacity to extricate the country out of the current mess, which is why the church has seen wisdom in bringing the two parties to the negotiating table so that they hammer out some kind of deal.

Although MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa has insisted to never be lured into that kind of deal which will virtually have him “swallowed” by Zanu PF, he must be reminded that, of course, his life will go on comfortably, but the majority of his supporters will also pay a huge price for whatever is going on, which makes concession a better devil.

One thing that is clear is that all the problems we are experiencing now are a result of the ongoing political contestation between President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his nemesis Chamisa — and we cannot afford to have this continue for the next five years, because dark days are beckoning.

Just after the elections, the Zimbabwe Council of Churches called on the MDC Alliance, which had been aggrieved by the election results, to seek recourse in the courts of law.

Chamisa and the opposition MDC Alliance party duly submitted themselves to the constitutional process, which means they are duty-bound, in the same breath, to embrace the outcome of that process.

The welfare of the people of Zimbabwe must be foremost in the minds of politicians rather than their own parochial political interests.

Whatever punitive policies that are adopted at the behest of politicians will not affect the politicians per se, but it is the ordinary man in the street who will bear the brunt.

We hail the church for its continued efforts to bring the political principals to the negotiating table, failing which the politicians will only drive the country down the abyss.

This implies that both parties need to find common ground for dialogue and we hope the church will be able to break through to both parties and set the ball rolling at the earliest opportunity.

It is indisputable that we have a wounded nation that is currently stuck in a hellhole, which makes such dialogue a necessity.

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22 Comments

  1. Well said Mr. Editor. The Zimbabwean situation needs grown ups to sit at the table and agree on a way forward. The election are over and done with but we all need to move the country forward for everyone’s benefit.The common man needs jobs, the country’s infrastructure needs repair.This can only be done if we all work together as Zimbabweans. If leaders are not willing to sit down and talk to iron out differences then the people have the right to demand new leadership indeed.

    1. If elections are over and done with then why are those who won not just taking the country forward as per their election manifesto? Let’s avoid being silly with matters of the state. The devil cannot have the best of both worlds.

  2. If those that say they have been given the mandate to rule and are misfiring isnt it logical for them to acķnowledge that they have failed simple.

    1. @Timbos that is the way to go I think, before asking for concessions from elsewhere.

  3. Your Name (required):Special Black

    We expect everybody to behave like a Zimbabwean. If I am building my family home as a soccer player, whose team have won, the losing team players should not come to remove bricks from a built wall at night, do you think the family home will be complete? This is why we have problems in this country. Some way lay leadership through tricks. We want to hear you all denouncing sanctions, that way we move as a people together. Those who say there are no sanctions are anti 1980s.

  4. Those who won the elections must take us out of this mess…Thats why they campaigned so vigorously…Because they have a solution…MDC will have its time the day it becomes the goverment of the day…Chamisa stay out of ZanuPF and let them lead…Tsvangirai did it once but instead of people appreciating they actually ended up laughing at him…

  5. The problem is corruption. After loosing control of urban areas to mdc Zanu pf took over vehicle licensimg from councils and created zinara leaving councils cash straped. Brifcase companies were created to do road maintenance leaving companies with experiance and equipment out. Disband zinara and capacitate local councils. Let toll gate fees go to local councils and experiance instant nationwide development. Leave revenue collection to zimra only.

  6. The problem is corruption. After loosing control of urban areas to mdc Zanu pf took over vehicle licensimg from councils and created zinara leaving councils cash straped. Brifcase companies were created to do road maintenance leaving companies with experiance and equipment out. Disband zinara and capacitate local councils. Let toll gate fees go to local councils and experiance instant nationwide development. Leave revenue collection to zimra only.

  7. Please newsday Stop involving Chamisa in this messy .Trevor Ncube your owner said Chamisa is a nonentity. Do your bidding for Mr. Munangagwa openely without hiding behind the Churches Period.

    1. Exactly…Editor, never ever think Zimbabweans are still not an intuitive people. We are very much aware of your publication’s newly found affair with the gunslinger gangsters since the day Trevor Ncube visited your so-called president at Munhumutapa Building as background to this story.

  8. ….One thing for certain is that no single political party has the capacity to extricate the country out of the current mess…Seriously? Zanu pf has proven this, the same cannot be said of MDC Alliance.

  9. Zanu pf has this entitlement to the country of Zimbabwe. They feel no one else is as patriotic. Actualy the 2mil that voted for MDC is seen by Zanus as sellouts. The nation is devided and not by Chamisa but by Zanu pf its self. If ZanuPf leadership realise tht the difference for their win was jus 30 000 and that they are not the only Zimbabweans then we can move forwad. You will the land enquiries being done accross the country are attended by people wearing Zanu regalia…funerals of heros, Zimbabeean heros zanu regalia …..police clearence of political gathering Zanu pf oriented. Munangagwa should not try to charm the USA while at home he is rebuffing his on kith and kin.

  10. Only that manufacturers,bankers,wholesallers,retailers and all other businesses must stop politicking,itz true Chamisa is not relevant here

  11. Musorobhangu(G40)

    Siyai mwana atambe ega nema jiggies ake. Tongai henyu makanyarara,hanty makati nyika ndeyenyu haitongwe nevana.Stupid fools!

  12. Emotional views will not get us out of the hole. Look here, the party leaders will never go hungry themselves but its us the povo who gets affected.Please look back at history and understand it. The stealing of elections did not start now and will always be there but do we want to suffer to eternity because some sections are backed by the gun power. Chamisa you will still get the credit if you were to help the economy move forward as people all know that ED can not do it alone. Investors need social & political stability before they can invest their monies.For the sake of us povo please come on board.

  13. Your Name (required):Special Black

    If some chamisa’s supporters do not want him to be part of peace loving Zimbabweans he should listen to them and continue calling for sanctions, but Zimbabweans now know the party that restored the dignity of Zimbabweans by providing urban housing programmes etc. Now what did you get from MDCA? Dhololo. Chamakangwarira kutuma ma HR kumacompany amutswa ne ruling party motanga kutorana mega zvimwe chete kumacouncil. When you get paid you start biting the hand that feeds you.

  14. Comment…so if they feel they don’t have time to talk with President ED Mnangagwa,then we just have to give ED his time to lead the country. why are you sabotaging by insisting on inciting violence, hate and all mockery to destroy the government effort to change things. To me the editor must have clearly defined Chamisa as the new problem we now have. He lost the election but he continue to destroy our vision by being an employee of the west. whatever he says comes from his masters in U.S., we say he is a robot that you use to work for you ..Chamisa a puppet of those who wrote Zidera!!!

  15. Comment…Chamisa chete chete

  16. Melissa madhara

    Tongai tione. You can not rig the economy.

  17. If Chamisa join hands with Zanu PF as for me will never vote for him again, because he can not repeat the same mistake that was done by Joshua Nkomo and Tsvangirai

  18. Junta must fall

  19. ZANU KANA YAKAHWINHA NGAITONGE TIONE KO ASI YAKATORASA MANIFESTO YAYO HERE. NDO KUNGOTI PFEEEEEE UNOTI PFEEEEEEE NEPAUSINGAZIVI. ED IS CLUELESS AND DOES NOT EVEN KNOW WHERE TO GO. THE WHOLE WORLD IS AGAIST HIM,

    PARI ZVINO MAZANU ACHO HAANA KANA CASH YAKATI PFEEEEEEEEEE. KUTONGA KWARO KKKKK

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