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Zimbabweans Demand Indaba on Economic, Political Crisis

Bishop Ancelimo Magaya
Bishop Ancelimo Magaya

The Zimbabwe National Agreement Platform council (ZNAP), says President Robert Mugabe’s government should admit that it has failed to properly run the country and now it’s time to hold an all-stakeholders indaba to address the current economic and political problems.

Representatives of the ZNAP council told journalists in Harare on Friday that the state should note that it cannot do everything on its own and therefore it is prudent to rope in non-governmental organizations, political parties and other stakeholders by convening a national dialogue conference.

ZNAP convener and leader of the Zimbabwe Devine Destiny, Bishop Ancelimo Magaya says those in charge have shown that they have failed to address the needs of the people of Zimbabwe since independence.

“Zimbabwe has been through various cycles ever since independence in 1980, we are talking of Gukurahundi, land-grabbing, killings and abductions. All these are affecting people and we are saying it’s high time that we really act, unite and accelerate plans for action,” said Bishop Magaya.

He said the Zanu PF leadership has proved that it’s a failing and very slowing down.

“They should admit they have failed and allow a process where people could come together for a national dialogue and look at options and solutions to get the nation out of crisis.”

The press conference was attended by several political parties, church organisations and civic society groups.

Magaya added that they are going to meet again next week to come up with programs of action.

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