Dialogue process being abused: Muzorewa

UANC leader Gwinyai Muzorewa


OPPOSITION United African National Council (UANC) leader Gwinyai Muzorewa has accused the country’s top political leadership of abusing the national dialogue process to pursue their own personal agendas at the expense of the suffering citizens.

Addressing his party’s Harare provincial structures on Saturday, Muzorewa said it was high time Zimbabweans united and urged political leaders to stop abusing the dialogue process.

“To forge a way out, now is the time for all Zimbabwean stakeholders to unite, not just to dialogue. Dialogue in our particular case, is merely being abused as a political filibuster. The truth is that there can be no dialogue without decalogue. The nation is torn between winning by the bullet and winning by the ballot,” he said.

The nation has been experiencing an economic meltdown since the July 2018 election, resulting in all political party leaders opting for a national dialogue to address the current challenges as well as devising ways to move the country forward.

However, MDC leader Nelson Chamisa has on two occasions snubbed meetings convened by his Zanu PF counterpart, President Emmerson Mnangagwa, demanding that the process be facilitated by an independent arbiter.

Muzorewa said the nation needed new leadership to take the country forward.

“The UANC, in agreement with most citizens across party lines, contends that Zimbabwe needs new, uncorrupted and uncompromised leadership that will commit itself to placing the welfare of the nation above everything else.

“The Zanu PF government has failed to walk the talk, so it resorts to deception, being unreliable and inconsistent. For example, of late the government has admitted that the bond note does not wield equal value to the US dollar. Most Zimbabweans were aware of this when the bond note was shoved down the nation’s throat,” Muzorewa said.