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MDC, ZANU PF dialogue framework set by the church

by Mandla Ndlovu
25 Jan 2019 at 11:49hrs | Views
The umbrella body of Pentecostal churches the Evangelical Fellowship of Zimbabwe has announced that it has committed itself to and laid down a framework for a national dialogue that should lead toward the rebuilding on the nation.

"We have committed to a process of cohesive internal and external dialogue," EFZ said on Friday. "The dialogue will be guided by the principles of the Zimbabwe We Want Discussion Document as we work towards rebuilding our nation."

The Zimbabwe We Want document is a product of the Zimbabwe Christian Heads of Denominations namely the Evangelical Fellowship of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe Council of Churches and the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops Conference.

The statement by EFZ comes at a time when there is an increasing clarion call for political players in Zimbabwe to engage in a dialogue process so to find a permanent solution to the economic and socio-political upheaval that is bedevilling the country.

On Tuesday the President Emmerson Mnangagwa called for an inclusive dialogue of all stakeholders towards finding each other as a nation.

However the call was dismissed by Presidential Spokesperson George Charamba who said people must not read too much into what is posted on the President's Twitter account.

Welcoming Mnangagwa when he came from his EuroAsia trip on Tuesday Businessman and EFZ President Shingi Munyeza said, "Welcome back to a wounded nation. At the prayer breakfast(held in August last year)  you agreed to be like King David. The path we have taken is that of King Saul. Take us back to what you promised."

Zimbabwe has been rocked by increasing prices of basic shortages and acute shortage of fuel.

Last week the country was rocked by massive violent protests. The state responded by unleashing soldiers who fired live ammunition at citizens during a crackdown operation which started on Wednesday last week.

Source - Byo24News