By Staff Reporter
OPPOSITION political party leaders should feel free to approach the Head of State for dialogue directly as opposed to using proxies, the media, and third parties, President Mnangagwa has said.
President Mnangagwa, who has kept an open door policy to all Zimbabweans, has established the Political Actors Dialogue Polad platform where he regularly interacts with all opposition political parties.
While many parties have embraced Polad — some like CCC leader Mr Nelson Chamisa — have chosen not to, instead expressing their willingness to dialogue on the wrong platforms.
In an interview with the Third Eye and Brick By Brick magazines this week, President Mnangagwa said all opposition leaders should not seek dialogue outside conventional means as that was not the hallmark of true leadership.
“He goes to the press to want to talk to me, if you want to talk to me, come to me, not the press. I will not reply to statements in the press. A solid leader knows what to do if you want to talk to a colleague.” –said Mnangagwa