(Last Updated on January 1, 2021 by Editor)
ZIMBABWE – President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Thursday congratulated the newly elected MDC-T leader, Douglas Mwonzora while promising to work together in an effort to arrest the country’s deepening crisis.
Mnangagwa’s congratulatory message comes a day after the new opposition leader reached out to the Zanu-PF led government and let out his intentions to work with them while playing down allegations that he is working for Zanu-PF.
“A few days ago, the opposition MDC-T party held its elective congress, in full compliance with, and fulfilment of, court judgments. Let me take this opportunity to formally and personally congratulate Douglas Mwonzora for prevailing at that Congress.
“We took particular note of his declared wish to guide and reshape the politics of opposition towards constructive engagement with the Government of the day. This is a very welcome move for our Nation which is likely to put politics of rancour behind us thus triggering collaboration, development and the harmony we solely needed for national progress.
“Both as the ruling ZANU PF Party, and as the Government, we assure Senate Mwonzora and the MDC-T leadership of collaboration towards the growth of prosperity of our nation,” said Mnangagwa.
Yesterday, during his maiden speech as MDC-T leader, Mwonzora vowed to work with the Zanu-PF led government.
He said, “We want to work with them. They are a government.”
Following Thokozani Khupe’s disputed defeat, many believe Mwonzora will take up the position of ‘leader of the opposition’ and replace her (Khupe) in POLAD thus effectively take all the perks away from her.