The Independent reports that Government Sources close to ED Mnangagwa said he has confided in them that, while he publicly claim to want to talk to Chamisa, he was in reality pushing to complete his term.

The Harare paper said while Mbeki had been sent by the SADC to talk Mnangagwa and Chamisa, the government spun the trip to make it as if Mbeki had been invited by Mnangagwa.

This was meant to make Mnangagwa look like he is in total control. Refusal by Chamisa to go into POLAD would be used as an excuse for ED Mnangagwa to walk away from any negotiation with Chamisa.

Mnangagwa is reportedly confident that he can get to 2023 without going into any sort of negotiation with Chamisa.