Nokuthaba Nkomo 8 November 2018
HARARE – President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s globetrotting is an indication of
desperation, the opposition MDC has said.
This comes as Mnangagwa this week travelled to Conakry, Guinea for a
two-day State visit meant to consolidate African support for Zimbabwe’s
MDC national chairperson Morgan Komichi said the president should not be
looking for solutions outside the country but come home and identify the
right people who can assist.
Komichi added that by globetrotting Mnangagwa is trying to get
international recognition which he is not being awarded as he is
“The globetrotting is an indication of desperation. He is simply looking
for a solution to resolve the situation.
“The legitimacy crisis emanated from a rigged election which failed to get
international recognition which is a fundamental step for him to get a
solution to the economic crisis.
“In globetrotting he’s trying to engage the international community but
they don’t want to work with someone who has got legitimacy issues.”
However, deputy Information minister Energy Mutodi said the opposition
party is in no position to decide which visit is beneficial to the country
He said Mnangagwa is obliged to respond to other presidents’ mutual calls
in line with the country’s business whether they add value or not.
He noted that government is determined to work towards ensuring that
things get better in the country as they have also launched the
Transitional Stabilisation Programme.
“How can those in the opposition tell which visit is beneficial and which
is not beneficial for the country.
“The president responds to bilateral calls by other heads of States to
discuss business and it’s certainly subject to probability whether or not
any bilateral talks will add value to us.
“That’s the way it is,” Mutodi said.