Nelson Chamisa is pushing for a transitional authority that will prepare for fresh elections in Zimbabwe.

“For us, it’s not about power-sharing. It’s about the need to create a life for the people. It’s about how do we bring an end to the suffering of the people.

“That is what can make the party happy. That is what will make my president happy.[The process] has to lead to reforms politically and economically. Dialogue should result in the adoption of a roadmap to legitimacy following last year’s shameful elections.

“If there is agreement on the above, there must be an implementation mechanism, which in the MDC’s view, is a national transitional authority,” MDC Alliance spokesman, Jacob Mafume told the Standard.

However, Information deputy minister Energy Mutodi said :“(Mnangagwa) is ready to talk to anyone who matters, but he cannot talk to people who don’t recognise him as the president. “We have got to agree to the fact that he was elected by the majority and was declared winner,” he said.