ED, Mwonzora In A ‘Secret’ Meeting

Douglas Mwonzora

By Staff Reporter

President Emmerson Mnangagwa and MDC-T leader Douglas Mwonzora on Friday held their first formal meeting.

Information says some MDC-T top leaders were kept in the dark about the meeting held at State House in Harare.

“There were two things,” he said. “The thing was that I went to pay a courtesy call as leader of the opposition in Parliament to the president and head of state.”
“The second one was to deliver the MDC’s concrete proposals for dialogue as I was instructed by the congress.

“The meeting was cordial and respectful.

“The president, who was accompanied by the vice-president undertook to reply to our proposals after which we would have formal discussions on the matter.”

“Currently I am not at liberty to disclose the proposals because they are yet to be responded to, but they were procedural matters as well as substantive matters.”

Some Polad members are also unhappy that Mnangagwa is seemingly going back on his word not to hold any talks outside the controversial Polad platform.

“We did not have a meeting today and if what you are saying happened, it had nothing to do with Polad,” said a Polad member, who requested to remain anonymous.

“That then raises questions on why Mwonzora, if indeed he is keen to dialogue, would secretly meet Mnangagwa who is also a principal under Polad? What then is the role of Polad?

“We suspect there is an unholy alliance going on here and parallel arrangements are- coming up.

“We will wait and see, but this is not what we expected from the two. We expect people to be transparent and to do things in good faith.”



Robert Tapfumaneyi


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