Mnangagwa Is A Coward, Clueless: Busha

Free Zimbabwe Congress party leader, Joseph Busha has labelled President Emmerson Mnangagwa a coward for failing to decisively deal with the national dialogue issue.

The South African-based businessman-cum-politician, came a surprise fourth in the 2018 elections and has vowed not to take part in the national dialogue which has suffered a still-birth, as some of presidential candidates pulled out citing lack of seriousness from Mnangagwa.

Addressing a press briefing in Harare today, Busha said Mnangagwa should, instead, have bilateral discussions with the presidential aspirants, if anything is to be realised from the dialogue.

“I wrote two letters to ED to say that we should meet and have a shared vision about the country, he refused. My position is that he is scared of ideas, he is a coward from a discussion perspective.

“He wants to group people so that he can say he has engaged the opposition. But the question is why is he refusing to have dialogue between two people. He needs to have national plan and he needs to be on the forefront mapping the Zimbabwean vision,” Busha said.

He stated that the inter-party dialogue is useless as the “people who have been roped in by Mnangagwa want to join Zanu-PF and get positions.”

Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Nelson Chamisa has dismissed the call for national dialogue saying he will only participate when it is convened by a neutral person and held at a neutral venue.