PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa says it is MDC leader Nelson Chamisa’s democratic right to boycott a dialogue meeting he had called for the country’s political leadership at State House on Wednesday.
He said this at a media briefing soon after his four-hour long meeting with politicians who challenged him in the presidential race last July.
Chamisa, who came a close second to Mnangagwa in the disputed poll, did not attend. None of his party members also attended the event.
Asked what he had to say about Chamisa’s absence, Mnangagwa said it was the MDC leader’s democratic right to shun the event.
“I invited everyone to this meeting and other parties who did not attend, it is their democratic right to do so and also for those who attended, it is also their democratic right to attend the meeting,” Mnangagwa said.