Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Mnangagwa Rules Out Possibility Of A GNU

Disputed President elect Emmerson Mnangagwa has ruled out the possibility of an inclusive Government when he appoints his new Cabinet if he is cleared by the courts to be inaugurated as the president.


In his first interview with British television station, Sky News, after the July 30 polls where he was declared winner with 50,8 percent against his closest rival Nelson Chamisa of the MDC-Alliance who got 44, 3 percent of the total votes cast, Mnangagwa said there is no way he is going to relinquish his party’s two thirds parliamentary majority and share governance.

Mnangagwa’s ZANU PF got 145 seats of the 210 in the House of Assemble.

“In 1964 Harold Wilson of Britain had one seat, beating the Conservatives by one seat and he formed a Government and ruled England and I have two thirds majority and you are talking about me abandoning my two thirds majority to set a Government of National Unity?”
Mnangagwa Rules Out Possibility Of A GNU
“Not that it’s a bad idea but it doesn’t show that there is any need. I am saying politics should now take the back seat because the elections are behind us.Those who have voted against me, those who voted for me, we say Zimbabwe is ours together.

“Let’s move on. The best argument, the best vision, the best ideas have taken the day.”

Mnangagwa said the elections were free and fair though the opposition, principally MDC-Alliance, was always making threats of violence even during the campaigning period.

“It (election) was free, fair, transparent process from the period of campaigning to the period of actual voting. Everybody has declared the process, free, peaceful and transparent,” said Cde Mnangagwa.

“This single one (MDC-Alliance) which you spoke about was inciting violence even during the time of campaigning although during that time no violence occurred. That is their identity,” he said.

“Their identity is that of violence.”




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