Tsvangirai’s brother-in-law calls for GNU

By Everson Mushava

The late MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai’s brother-in-law yesterday challenged President Emmerson Mnangagwa and opposition leader Nelson Chamisa to dialogue and come up with an inclusive government that will address the country’s economic challenges, decrying the deplorable state Zimbabweans are living in.

Isaac Mhundwa, brother to Tsvangirai’s wife, the late Susan, said: “My sister died in an accident on her way to celebrate the inclusive government that later stabilised the economy for the betterment of people’s lives. My niece died in an accident as well and I hope this challenges the political leaders to negotiate and come up with another inclusive government.”

Vimbai Tsvangirai-Java, the eldest daughter of Morgan and Susan, succumbed to injuries sustained in an accident she was involved in outside Kwekwe on May 14.

Mhundwa’s remarks came after Speaker of Parliament Jacob Mudenda was booed by MDC supporters at the mention of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s name.

Mhundwa said the heckling was because people were hungry and urged the political leaders in the country to consider talks and come up with a unity government that would stabilise the economy and make life better for ordinary Zimbabweans.

“The reason people booed Advocate Mudenda is that they are hungry. They are struggling to survive. Things are not looking good. In fact, it is frustrating. If they earn their salaries
today, tomorrow it will be nothing. Things cannot continue like that. Advocate Mudenda, can you go and tell the President that the people are not happy with the status quo,” Mhundwa
said.

“The challenge is now on you (Mudenda and Chamisa). We would be happy to hear that people are talking at the top. People have suffered.”

Tsvangirai’s first son, Edwin, made similar calls at his father’s memorial in Buhera last month, but was booed by MDC supporters.

Chamisa on Wednesday said he wanted genuine dialogue with Mnangagwa that should address the legitimacy crisis the country is facing.

He, however, said the dialogue was not aimed at coming up with a power-sharing deal, but to resolve the country’s economy.

Mnangagwa has rejected any demand to discuss last year’s election, which he says he won, and has opened up talks with fringe presidential candidates in last year’s polls, which were
snubbed by Chamisa and other leaders.

2 Comments

  1. How many times should the people be reminded that Zimbabwe can only have one president at a time? Zimbabwe has a constitution which requires that we go for harmonised elections every five years which we did last year and won by Ed and Zanu Pf and the result challenged in court by Chamisa but wethout a shred of evidence of manipulation or rigging if you want. This is now not time to go into unlawfull alliances but time for concentrating on building the economy. It is not the Gnu that has the mandate but President Mnangagwa and his cabinet and so far the foundation for economic reconstruction has taken off very well. Saka mazimbabweans ndapota hangu, musangoda kumhanyira kupinda pesepese nezvamusina ruzivo nazvo asi dzidziswaio nenyanzvi dzezveupfumi nemari. Zimbabwe’s balancesheet is steadily improving, a thing that has not been seen for decades but the benefits do not come to the citizens overnight. Tapota tezvara, tidzikamireio mozivao nezvefield yenyuo kwamuneunyanzwio kwete zve economics and finance.

    1. Which balance sheet are you talking about that has improved. Having the so called surplus does not mean the balance sheet has improved. And what are the benefits of having that so called improved balance sheet if things are getting worse rather than improving as you are claiming.Who said it have to take long, at least we are supposed to see some good things on the ground not as it is that what it is on the ground is a direct opposite of what you say. Look at the likes of Ethiopia, their Prime Minister came 6 months later than ED but now the efforts are yielding some positive results on the ground whilst you and your leader you always full of talk, action dololo. That is the reason one day you say prices are falling the next you say another different thing it just shows how clueless you people are. Which finance are you talking about ukuthi uyazi nxa ungay’zi lutho. You are the reason why Zim is this messy busy politicking your EDiot.

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