By Dylan Murambgi
CONTROVERSIAL MDC president Douglas Mwonzora’s attempt to show his political spine hit a snag again in the second largest city of Bulawayo after attracting an estimated 200 people supporters at his rally held at Phelendaba Hall in Bulawayo.
The convention was the first one after his assumption of the presidium two years ago as he moves to drum up support for his candidates as the March 26 by-elections beckons.
Speaking to his supporters Mwonzora reiterated his staple agenda of dialogue with the incumbent leader President Emmerson Mnangagwa saying it is the only way out to resolve the country’s crisis.
His utterances have prompted political analysts to speculate that the controversial opposition leader is gearing for the Prime Minister’s post in a government of national unity arrangement.
However, Mwonzora denied the suspected reasons forhis intentions to dialogue.
“Very soon we will be starting the issue of dialogue. We are going for dialogue, not to become ministers, but to fix the country’s problems. Our discussion points are that in Zimbabwe there should be everlasting peace,” Mwonzora said.
“The blood that was shed of our people is enough and we say enough is enough. We don’t want again here in Zimbabwe, to have one beating another or kill another over politics. This is exactly what is on our agenda for dialogue,” he said.
He said he was one the courageous sons of the soil to opt for dialogue with Mnangagwa.
Mwonzora castigated people labelling him as a sellout after his encounter with Mnangagwa and balmed them for not seeing the bigger picture of the bravery in facing the president head on.