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No Government of National Unity!: Mnangagwa

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has scoffed at calls for a Government of National Unity insisting that his party won the people’s mandate to govern in the country’s disputed elections held in June this year.
Addressing the Zanu-PF Central Committee meeting in Harare on Wednesday which is part of the party’s ongoing annual conference, Mnangagwa said his party was given a constitutional mandate to govern for the next five years.
“We held our peaceful and non-violent elections where we got more than two thirds majority. Those from within Zanu-PF dreaming of a GNU need a cleansing ceremony. Do not be swayed by the ramblings of losers, we will rule for the next five years, top of our agenda being the focus on fixing our economy,” he said to the applauding party supporters.
MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa maintains that he won the Presidential election which he claims was stolen by Zanu-PF in collusion with the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission.
He has called for dialogue with Mnangagwa to find solutions to the problems that have dogged the Southern African nation for almost two decades.
One of Mnangagwa’s deputies Kembo Mohadi this week dismissed media reports to the effect that Zanu-PF and the MDC Alliance were involved in negotiations for a GNU.
Former deputy prime minister in the GNU of 2009 to 2013 a Professor Arthur Mutambara recently said the calls for a GNU after the 2018 polls was an exercise in futility as the circumstances are different from those of the 2008 elections.

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