ANC Cannot Meet Opposition: Zanu PF
12 September 2020

Zanu PF has dismissed reports by the African National Congress that they will come back and meet the opposition and other stakeholders saying it can only happen when they have been invited to be a mediator.

ANC Secretary General Ace Magashule said they had requests for meetings from MDC Alliance, ZAPU, Transform Zimbabwe and US Ambassador to Zimbabwe among other stakeholders which they said they will return to meet.

Speaking during a Zanu PF weekly press briefing, Simbarashe Mumbengegwi said there was no need for ANC to meet the opposition as the country was not in crisis as claimed.

“The question of a sister party coming to the country of another sister party to establish bilateral relations with the opposition party is unheard of (as) that can only happen in the context of mediation and mediation can only occur with the consent of the conflicting parties. But where there is no crisis, there is no real need for mediation and therefore no purpose will be served by trying to play a mediatory role, where there is no crisis and where there is no conflict and more importantly, where there is no consent of the parties involved,” said Mumbengegwi.