By Tendai Matunhu
President Emmerson Mnangagwa continues to be a listening leader as he engages with the Matebeleland Civic Society Organisation (CSOs) for a second time in a bid to deepen the culture of dialogue.
Addressing the Matebeleland Civic Society today in Bulawayo, President Mnangagwa highlighted that the Devolution Programme should be able to cure the perennial complaints of uneven development across provinces. He said Provinces must now priorities on the use of resources made available by Central Government.
Speaking at the same occasion, Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) founding member Jenni Williams said, “The early conflicts were about communities and operatives of the State and not about communities in conflict, meaning Zimbabwe is one and united”.
Williams managed to put differences aside and engage in dialogue with the President at the CSOs meeting with President Mnangagwa. Where she further proposed a Special Commission to deal solely and exclusively with Gukurahundi, where she suggested televised discussions on the same issue so as to encourage healing.
Speaking to this publication one political analyst George Chipunza said, “Zimbabweans were shocked to see Jenni Williams sitting next to President Mnangagwa. This is something MDC leader Nelson Chamisa is failing to do opting to divide the country causing mayhem.”
One netizen Linda Ncube commented on the issue saying, “It is of paramount importance to note that when one is genuine they afford their time to platforms that ensure their issues are heard. Zvino kedu Chamisa feels all high and mighty such that he cannot come to POLAD, kuzvikoshesa. Get off your high horse!”
Williams has been very strong on conflict of early years of Independence, on the issue Gukurahundi.