Nelson Chamisa, leader of the MDC alliance, wants talks with President Emmerson Mnangagwa to deliver electoral reforms and an economic rescue package for the country.
BY XOLISANI NCUBE / VENERANDA LANGA
According to a memo of party structures collected yesterday, Chamisa claims that he won the presidential election against Mnangagwa, but he wants a solution to the political deadlock.
Chamisa told the coalition structures that, although "the victory of the people was stolen", he was "in great majority" authorized by the National Council of the MDC to talk to rivals under strict conditions, including the acceptance of his victory and the enforcement of the "peoples". result".
"On August 29, 2018, the National Council met in Harare at Morgan Tsvangirai House to discuss the situation and to look at the position and the way forward," he wrote.
"The president has a general mandate to bring all stakeholders, local and international, into dialogue with the scope of addressing the current deadlock as a result of stolen election and to resolve related governance issues."
However, Chamisa said: "such a dialogue by the party must and must be anchored in a five-point plan (which includes return to legitimacy and democracy – respect for the profits and the will of the people, respecting the real outcome of this election).
"Establishment of reforms that enable genuinely free, fair and credible elections to be held in Zimbabwe, including reforms of elections, political reforms and constitutional and legislative reforms," he said.
Chamisa refused to acknowledge that Mnangagwa won the 30 July elections while accusing the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) of manipulating the polls.
After the Constitutional Court challenged the opposition leader's petition to challenge the election results, it has been speculated that Zanu PF and MDC Alliance will enter into discussions to find a political solution to the poll dispute.
Chamisa, without confirming whether there were any talks between the two rival parties, said the dialogue should focus on reviving the struggling economy of Zimbabwe.
"We need to come up with an immediately shared and robust economic rescue plan to address the deteriorating economic situation and social security and the humanitarian situation," he said.
"We must build up our nation, promote healing, peace and reconciliation and we can do this by tackling the rule of law, protection of human rights and good governance."
Chamisa said the dialogue should also address "issues related to democracy hygiene and the debt challenge".
Zanu PF secretary for legal affairs Munyaradzi Paul Mangwana said the government party was not under pressure to negotiate with Chamisa while the parliament was being monitored.
"Who does he think he is?" He is a resident of Zimbabwe and President Emmerson Mnangagwa is willing to talk to a progressive citizen without preconditions, "he accused himself when asked to comment on Chamisa's terms.
"He [Mnangagwa] has the mandate of the people to rule this country and not of Chamisa.
"He must realize that he is a leader of an opposition party who is a minority in Parliament, we can ignore him and nothing will change."
Mangwana said that Chamisa did not have the power to impose conditions on Mnangagwa for a dialogue.
"He has absolutely no right to set conditions for a dialogue because Zanu PF and the president will not tolerate such nonsense," he said.
"He must realize that the mandate to rule comes from people and not in dialogue."
The results of the presidential elections announced by Zec showed that Chamisa obtained 44.3% of the votes in 2.1 million votes.
Mnangagwa received more than 2.4 million votes, which led to 50.67%.
Chamisa, however, claims that he has evidence that he received 2.6 million votes and was "the legitimate president of the country".
Meanwhile, Phillan Zamchiya, a political commentator, said last week after the public opinion poll of public opinion in public opinion, that Mnangagwa and Chamisa had to find each other.
He said that Mnangagwa was still suffering from a legitimacy crisis, even after he was sworn in as president, while the opposition was under pressure from the international community to work with the new government.
"At the moment, the legitimacy of Mnangagwa is heavily contested by the opposition, and although the Constitutional Court ruled in its favor, it did not solve the issue of its political legitimacy that is still being challenged," Zamchiya said.
He said Sadc and the European Union wanted Zimbabwe to go further, even if the elections were considered flawed.
"If the opposition rejects the dialogue, they lose it," Zamchiya said.
"The opposition will be seen as being hampered by close party interests and they will lose their main constituency such as churches.
"The main opposition won 81% of urban local authorities, and they could not perform because of tensions with the central government, and so an all-inclusive dialogue with politicians, churches, students, companies and employees is important."
Mnangagwa recently said that he was open to a dialogue with Chamisa.