(Last Updated on February 3, 2021 by GERALD NCUBE)
HARARE – The Douglas Mwonzora led MDC-T has expressed its continued support for a national dialogue to address the current problems faced by the country.
Following the virtual meeting of the party’s national standing committee held today, the party’s spokesperson Witness Dube said the party reiterates its commitment to a national dialogue that is inclusive, genuine and unconditional.
“The MDC-T held its National Standing Committee virtually today. The party reiterated its commitment to national dialogue. The Dialogue must be inclusive, genuine and unconditional. To that end a committee to look at the dialogue strategy as well as the main issues for dialogue,” said Dube.
Dube noted the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and called on the government to provide free testing and protective wear among other things to the vulnerable.
“The party also noted the devastation caused by COVID-19 pandemic. In this regard, the party believes that protective wear, testing and treatment should be done for free in poorer communities. Further, intervention must be made in order that businesses, especially smaller ones affected by this pandemic must be assisted.
“The party also reiterated its position that the continued international isolation was hurting the common man and woman. It, therefore, calls for the total and equal re-engagement of Zimbabwe with the International Community. The Party reiterated that it stands for the unity of all progressive forces to fight for the betterment of the lives of the Zimbabwean people,” he added.
He further said the Committee had resolved to hold a virtual memorial service for the late founding leader Morgan Tsvangirai while a bigger event will be held once the pandemic situation improves.
The MDC-T held its extraordinary congress in December, where Mwonzora won the election albeit in a process that was marred with violence and voter fraud claims.