Zimbabwe government sources yesterday revealed that US Ambassador, Brian Nichols, during his meeting with General Chiwenga, requested for the inclusion of Nelson Chamisa in POLAD.

This comes as ED Mnangagwa is feeling more confident after the signing of deals with China and Russia. China recently signed a currency swap deal with Zimbabwe and Russia recently signed a $3 Billion, minerals for weapons deal. The sources said the China deal is a game changer.

This deal has given ED Mnangagwa confidence that he can complete his term up to 2023.

However, in his statements to the press after the meeting, the ambassador maintained the known position that the dialogue must be inclusive, however, he did not mention anything about POLAD.

Nichols also said the Zimbabwe government know what they need to do to get the ZIDERA sanctions lifted.