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.
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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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