ED Pleads Diaspora To Front Peace and Love
President Emmerson Mnangagwa who is in the United States of America (USA) for his first appearance at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), has pleaded with people in the diaspora to contribute towards the country through exploiting all the skills they have gained in various fields.
Posting on his Twitter today after meeting with Zimbabweans living in the US, Mnangagwa said Zimbabwe is embarking on a new chapter where every citizen is urged to partake hinting that the journey to transform the fortunes of the country will not be easy.
“Great to meet members of the Zimbabwean diasporas in New York. We truly are one nation, united in our hopes and dreams. We are embarking on a new journey of growth and development. It won’t be easy, but we must traverse it together. Together we are stronger!”
Mnangagwa added that the networking diasporas have established must be used to develop Zimbabwe.
“…to contribute to your country, with the skills you have acquired, with the connections you have made, make use for them to help your mother country, to help your father country, Zimbabwe.
“Again as we do so please where ever you are, preach unity, preach peace, preach love, that’s the Zimbabwe we want, that’s the Zimbabwe we want to build,” he said.
Mnangagwa is expected to address the highest global gathering in New York tomorrow.
His delegation has been engaging various organizations, including appearing before global media powerhouses like CNN, and Bloomberg to answer on the critical new path Zimbabwe is adopting as it seeks both new political and economic culture.
“… we are embracing the Commonwealth approach to parliamentary democracy, where we recognize the leader of the opposition, who are given certain conditions and perks in Parliament,” he said.
The new culture Mnangagwa intends to institute in Zimbabwe includes adopting the Commonwealth style where the MDC leader, Nelson Chamisa is set to receive a reprieve a position he said is assessing.
Speaking to a local daily paper, Chamisa’s spokesperson Dr Nkululeko Sibanda appeared to confirm that his boss is ready to accept the offer saying the decision has already been made not by Chamisa alone but by the party’s highest decision-making body, the National Council that allowed the 40-year-old opposition leader to engage Zimbabweans for a way forward.
Mnangagwa since being inaugurated in late August has been inviting everyone with a national interest subject to feel welcomed saying he is ushering in a new dispensation different from his predecessor, Robert Mugabe.
However, the opposition has remained averse to his new political culture with its MPs walking out of his State Of the Nation Address and the 9th Parliament official opening session last week alleging the 76-year-old leader preaches peace and love during the day while doing the opposite during the night.