We Approached Ramaphosa Because Mnangagwa Had Snubbed Us - MDC Spokesperson
The MDC led by Advocate Nelson Chamisa has sought for South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s help in mediating between the party and ZANU PF.
Chamisa recently met with Ramaphosa in South Africa soon after the release of the Motlanthe Commission report. Concerning the meeting, Chamisa tweeted
A few days ago I had a fruitful meeting in Pretoria with my distinguished brother and fountain of wisdom the president of the Republic of South Africa His Excellency Cyril Ramaphosa on a wide range of urgent and important issues regarding the well being of the people of Zim.
In an interview with Business Day, MDC spokesperson Jacob Mafume said that they had to approach Ramaphosa in order to reach out to Mnangagwa. Said Mafume
The economic and political crisis in Zimbabwe is worsening and what is important is that this affects our neighbouring countries, particularly South Africa. We feel that Zimbabwe is becoming a regional security threat because of the failure by Mnangagwa’s government to solve the political stalemate over his illegitimacy.
The economic crisis has the effect of causing a burden to South Africa owing to the exodus of people that are fleeing the worsening economy. Mnangagwa has refused to listen to our concerns, so we felt it was better for us to meet President Ramaphosa to listen to our concerns and also to relay our message to Mnangagwa.
The people of Zimbabwe continue to suffer, and as a party that was voted for by millions of people, we will do what we can to offer solutions.
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