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Tsvangirai Meets Diplomats Over Zim Economy, Party Crisis

  • Jonga Kandemiiri

Morgan Tsvangirai

Morgan Tsvangirai

The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader and former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai on Monday met with African and European diplomats where he appraised them on the current status of the Zimbabwe economy.

Party spokesman Douglas Mwonzora says the party president also briefed the diplomats on the latest developments in his MDC party where some top members are calling for his departure.

Mwonzora says Tsvangirai told the diplomats that the only way for Zanu PF to solve the problems in the country is to call for a national dialogue that will include all the stakeholders to discuss the country’s future.

Meanwhile, Mr. Tsvangirai met privately with party deputy treasurer-general Mr. Elton Mangoma over the weekend and discussed Mangoma’s letter calling for leadership renewal in the labour-backed movement.

Mangoma confirmed to Studio 7 that he met with Tsvangirai but referred all questions to party spokesman Mwonzora who said the two ironed out any misunderstandings that may have been raised by the letter.

Mwonzora said Mangoma was cleared of suspicions he leaked the letter to the press but added that there still was room for internal disciplinary action against those who breached the party’s rules on divulging party issues to the press.

The letter has seen Mangoma being threatened by Tsvangirai loyalists.