MDC Alliance president Nelson Chamisa said on Thursday that he has tried in vain to reach out to President Emmerson Mnangagwa for dialogue to find a solution to the challenges currently facing the country.
Chamisa revealed this when he donated various goods to the elderly in one of Harare’s oldest and poorest suburbs, Highfield.
The youthful MDC leader had this to say,
“We have gathered here to show our love to you, and I know this is the worst Christmas ever. I know for many people there is no Christmas. You felt the hardships during Ian Smith’s time, the same during former President Robert Mugabe’s tenure and now you are experiencing the difficulties again in the country under President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
“A lot is happening. There is no water, no money in the banks, no electricity, no foodstuffs in shops, no medication in hospitals. You (the elderly) cannot be treated in hospitals and medicine can only be accessed through US dollars. This is the life that we are living.
“… I told Mnangagwa and his team that the situation is now unbearable, come, lets us have a dialogue to move this nation forward and resolve these problems, but they are refusing. That’s why life is so difficult because they don’t know how these things operate.
“I have said to them; don’t you see the suffering that is upon our people? Aren’t you hearing their cries? The situation is like this because they don’t see things like we do.”