Zanu PF Secretary for Science and Technology, Cde Chris Mutsvangwa says the new dispensation has opened up the country to dialogue and debate on all issues, some of which were considered a taboo in the past.
Addressing Zimbabweans based in the UK at the country’s embassy in London, Cde Mutsvangwa said open debates are critical for unity and ensuring that the country moves forward and achieve prosperity.
“We must open up the democratic space. Let us debate everything……once we bond our country like that, then we achieve our goal of prosperity. So all topics such as the Gukurahundi and POSA, are now open for discussion, we want a Zimbabwe which discusses everything without fear or favour, without prejudice,” said Cde Mutsvangwa.
Ambassador Mutsvangwa added that it does not matter, which political party one is part of, as Zimbabweans should be united by just being of the same country.
He also said Zanu PF is working on reclaiming the urban vote which had been lost during former President Robert Mugabe’s reign, where unpopular policies saw the mushrooming of shacks in urban areas and the non-provision of quality social services.
“With our former president, we lost the urban direction completely. We brought rural areas into towns when shacks shorter than [Ex-Local Government Minister Saviour] Kasukuwere started mushrooming. That is how we lost the urban vote because we did not have an urban agenda. Now in the new dispensation under President Emmerson Mnangagwa, we are saying Zimbabwe is open for business, so we now have an urban agenda,” said Cde Mutsvangwa.
Cde Mutsvangwa’s message in London is in line with Cde Mnangagwa’s vision 2030, which seeks to achieve an upper middle income economy.
The President has on several fora called for unity, hard work, engagement and dialogue among all Zimbabweans for the country to achieve the vision.