President Emmerson Mnangagwa is yet to respond to MDC-T leader Douglas Mwonzora’s proposals for dialogue, a month after he delivered his petition at State House.
Mwonzora met Mnangagwa and Vice President Constantino Chiwenga at State House on 11 June where he submitted a four-page document to the Head of State and one of the alleged proposals was to postpone by-elections.
Soon after the meeting, Mwonzora told The Standard that he was given assurance that his request would be prioritised.
He claimed Mnangagwa had promised to respond within two weeks, but his spokesperson Lloyd Damba on Saturday said there had been no response. Said Damba:
No, not yet, we are still waiting for the responses. We are very patient on that.
Meanwhile, ZANU PF is already preparing for by-elections in what could be an indication that Mwonzora’s proposals were not being taken seriously.
According to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC), about 26 seats were left vacant after the MDC-T recalled MDC Alliance legislators, with some seats becoming vacant following the deaths of representatives.