Mnangagwa, Chamisa talks collapse

Published: 22 July 2018
Frantic efforts to get President Emmerson Mnangagwa and MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa, to iron out their differences through face-to-face discussions have collapsed with the 75-year old Zanu-PF leader saying he will only meet with his 40y ear old challenger in the ballot box on July 30.

Mnangagwa and his rival, Chamisa, were reportedly likely to meet face-to-face - for the first time - before the upcoming elections.

According to New, this could have been possible if plans by a local church group to bring together all contesting presidential candidates are fruitful.

The Catholic Church-run Silveira House in partnership with other churches have indicated that they are organising a multi-party gathering for all the 23 presidential candidates.

The plan was aimed at preserving peace and "inculcating a sense of political tolerance" ahead of the crunch elections.

"The presence of the presidential candidates in a single space with each one of them addressing the same audience will be of actual and symbolic significance, one that will imprint itself on the political psyche of those present and those following the event through the media," said Father Fredrick Chiromba, one of the organisers of the meeting, as saying.

- dailynews
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