MDC leader Nelson Chamisa is set to join POLAD after dumping the idea of an external mediator in Zimbabwe’s political dialogue, Presidential Spokesperson George Charamba has said.
Writing on Twitter using his moniker Jamwanda, Charamba said:
“CONGRATULATIONS TO THE MDC’s Chamisa for finally putting his ponderous feet on terra firma!!! Only local solutions get us far and that means Political Actors Dialogue, POLAD. His seat has been gaping, waiting for his weary bones. Well done mukuwasha. Iwe neni tine basa!!!”
On Thursday Chamisa said the country could not out-source solutions as local leaders had to sit down and find home-grown solutions.
“We are there to solve our own problems. We have the answers to our problems. We can’t have South Africa solving our problems, it has its own problems to take care of,” said Chamisa.
“Americans can’t have a solution for this country as it has its own domestic problems to solve. We can’t out-source solutions for this country. I have heard people talking of President Mbeki saying this and that. We should solve our own problems.”