By Nevson Munhumutapa
Harare –Three days ago Former South African President Thabo Mbeki paid a visit to Zimbabwe courtesy of South African President who had earlier on been asked by churches to interview in facilitating a political dialogue between President Mnangagwa of ZANU PF and Nelson Chamisa of MDC.
The meeting yielded results of success. SADC on the other hand is on the side of positive discussions support between the two political party Leaders who are said to be in the right direction. The talks come at a time Nelson Chamisa had uttered threatening political sentiments that Mnangagwa’s Government would only last for 5 months.
A Source from the Zimbabwe Council of Churches caught for comment said the two Leaders must sit down and solve issues of concern rather than look at the deteriorating situation at the expense of the people.
‘’It is the Zimbabwe Council of Churches initiative to see peace prevail. We want the two to sit down and make a straight successful dialogue. This is for the benefit of the people as a whole.’’
‘’Opposition Leader, Nelson Chamisa is threatening Mnangagwa’s Government. He has made such sentiments which lasted badly with examples of stay-away, chaos and crisis. We as churches we pray for peace as we say let us talk and solve problems.’’
The two are anticipated to agree and make things better according to the feeling of the majority of Zimbabweans. On the other hand Mbeki’s stir is expected to bring change like what happened in 2008. In 2008 Mbeki facilitated a dialogue that culminated in the 2009 Government of National Unity under the Global Political Agreement.
Political Analyst Eldred Masunungure said the talks are political way-forward to a slight change. People must not just expect the best and the end of all problems. We as a country, we need to solve the core root of the problems at hand.
‘’ We appreciate the good idea of Unity. People must not just expect the best and end of all problems. We have to look at the core issues of concern on the ground. There are issues to look at that are the root of our problems ‘’.
Another Political Commentator Alson Manenji said the country must look in the past in Reflective Practice so that they solve problems of the past Government of National Unity. There are certain issues hanging in air that may be detrimental to the whole story. There must be solutions at last.
‘’ We need to look backwards in Reflective Practice as we move forward. There are past problems at hand that remained un-addressed in the previous Government of National Unity. This is just a unity meant to bring a slight change sometimes nothing at all. What remains crucial is to visit core root areas of our social, political and economic problems’’.
The talks in place are following a discourse from political parties which are on the move for a Government of Unity to restore the status of the Economy. Secondly, it is meant to look at several challenges which have remained un-solved since the time Mnangagwa entered into a new Government following Robert Mugabe’s oust from office .