Mugwadi: ZANU PF Not Bothered By Chamisa’s POLAD Snub
30 August 2021
ZANU PF is not worried by main opposition MDC Alliance's refusal to join the Political Actors Dialogue (POLAD) platform, a ruling party official has said.
Tafadzwa Mugwadi, who is ZANU PF director for information and publicity, said his party "does not lose sleep" over the Nelson Chamisa-led political outfit's refusal to join POLAD.
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He was speaking during a virtual meeting convened by the Heal Zimbabwe Trust (HZT) in partnership with the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC).
The meeting was held under the theme: Political Polarisation: Has Zimbabwe Found the Remedy? Said Mugwadi:
Polarisation is a choice and ZANU PF does not lose sleep over the refusal of the opposition to come to the table and join the brotherhood.
We acknowledge their right not to join. With Polad, Zimbabwe is beginning to come together and speaking with the same voice and conviction on issues to do with national interests.
All political parties are on board and only one opposition party has decided not to join. Please enjoy outside. Of course, we know very well it is cold outside.
However, MDC Alliance representative, Harare mayor Jacob Mafume said there was a need for an enabling environment to allow independent institutions to thrive. He said:
POLAD is unable to deal with and address pertinent issues and past hurts, but as the opposition through the able leadership of our president, Chamisa has put together a platform for dialogue that seeks to address issues of human rights justice and issues of impunity.