Zimbabweâ€™s three main political parties have committed themselves to creating a peaceful environment marked by tolerance, sincerity and respect for divergent political views in a development described as historic.The historic political partiesâ€™ dialogue on violence held at the highest level has been described by politicians from across the political divide as a sign of commitment to ensuring a violence free society.
The three leaders of the main political parties in the country were clear in announcing that Zimbabwe will not tolerate instability caused by political violence.
Senior politicians from Zanu PF, including Cde Oppah Muchinguri and Cde Cephas Msipa said the principals led by example in showing Zimbabweans that political divergence does not mean enmity.
“Leaders of political parties should implement what has been discussed here to ensure peace and development of our nation,” said Cde Msipa.
“The message of unity and tolerance from our principals is very commendebale. Despite our political differences, we must live in peace,” Cde Muchinguri said.
MDC-T secretary general, Mr. Tendai Biti said the three political parties are in agreement that the political leadership should show sincerity in preaching peace and tolerance as they influence their supporters.
“We have to tolerate each other. When President Mugabe says we are Zimbabweans, it means there is something higher that binds us together. We must rise above our church or political differences,” said Mr. Biti.
MDC secretary general, Mrs. Priscilla Misihaibwi Mushonga said the meeting is part of a broader agenda to ensure that the grassroots tolerate each other for the promotion of peace and unity in Zimbabwe.
“Our meeting here should be a clear message that Zimbaweans ought to tolerate each other to ensure peace prevails in the country,” she said.
Zanu PF Politburo and Central Committee members, National Executives and National Council members of the two MDC formations attended the meeting.