Biti says Coalition to remove Zanu-PF should be about issues and not personalities

Former Minister of Finance Tendai Biti has said that only a strong coalition of opposition parties will be able to remove President Mugabe and his Zanu-PF party from power. Biti emphasized that the coalition should be based on issues and not personalities, warning that “superstar” personalities were not welcome.

Speaking at a Coalition of Democrats (CODE) event held in Harare, Biti said:

It is important that we coalesce around key transformational objectives not personalities. That way we create sustainable change for all.

Best teams are not made of superstars, they are made of people with different qualities who humble themselves and rely on the other one’s strength. If you deem yourself a superstar in Code you are probably in [sic] the wrong platform.

We make a statement of hope that there is another Zimbabwe which is possible if people come together, it is an attempt to create a new narrative.

So far the MDC-T has refused to join CODE, and Biti’s words seem to have been directed at Morgan Tsvangirai.

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