by Everson Mushava
EMBATTLED former Zanu PF national political commissar Godfrey Tsenengamu has defended his call for dialogue between President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his political foe, MDC leader Nelson Chamisa, saying corruption was a national problem that needed collective effort to address it.
Tsenengamu’s claims came after he suggested last week that there was need for dialogue between Mnangagwa and Chamisa if the fight against corruption is to bear fruit.
Tsenengamu yesterday said he was not referring to political dialogue in the sense of a unity government between Zanu PF and MDC, but unity of purpose to approach the scourge with oneness considering that it was cutting across all sectors including the two political outfits.
“My view is that after launching the fight against corruption and cartels, l have noticed that people are divided along partisan lines and continue to view things from a partisan point of view,” he said.
“Corruption is a national problem and must be fought by everyone, but that can’t be achieved in a highly polarised society like ours. We don’t have a shared common vision. We have no unity of purpose.
“If some among us think that we must unite on the fight against corruption alone then continue to work and live as a divided people, then l don’t just get it.”
He added: “It is my view that currently people are mostly divided into two; that is Zanu PF and MDC and each side defending its thieving members while accusing those from the opposite direction. The fight against corruption in such kind of environment will not achieve much.”