Tsvangirai is a bigger thief than Mugabe: Ex-Finance Minister Tendai Biti says PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe's wife, Grace, is agitating for war by pouring vitriol and belittling Vice-President Joice Mujuru, according to MDC Renewal Team leader Tendai Biti.

Biti made the remarks while addressing the MDC Renewal Team's party structures last weekend.

"The hate speech by Grace will lead to one thing and one thing alone, war. If one plants a storm they will surely reap or harvest a tsunami. She has perfected the art of intolerance and politics of hate," said Biti.

"She has poured vitriol against liberation war fighters and these will not take such things lightly. Grace has exposed what we have always suspected of Mugabe, that he hates himself for being African. One cannot hate other people with the same intensity that his wife has shown without hating themselves," Biti said to rapturous applause at a hall in the sprawling political hot-bed of Highfield in Harare.

Over the last two weeks, Grace has addressed rallies where she berated factionalism and what she said were attempts by senior Zanu PF officials to oust her 90-year-old husband from power.

Observers however, said the main target of Grace's vitriolic attacks was Mujuru who leads a faction battling to succeed Mugabe. Grace also humiliated other senior Zanu PF officials during her rallies such as Zanu PF's secretary for administration Didymus Mutasa.

Biti said Grace's attacks will have consequences.

He said since Mugabe's controversial re-election last July Zimbabweans were now worse off economically.
"Mugabe has stolen the Zimbabwean dream, we had dreams at independence, dreams that could be achieved but these have been shattered and turned into a nightmare. Now one year after the elections even me a former finance minister has no cent to my name. Life has become even more painful," Biti said.


"As the Renewal Team our policy department is in the process of crafting a new inclusive economic blueprint that we will try to present to Zanu PF as an alternative to their political ideology that they have tried to foist on the economy. The blueprint will give our people hope and equal opportunity for survival," said Biti who served as treasury chief under the inclusive government between 2009 and 2013.

Under his stewardship, Zimbabwe's economy enjoyed a period of relative stability and growth.
The MDC-Renewal Team broke away from Tsvangirai's MDC-T party following differences over strategy and tactics. They also accused Tsvangirai of undemocratic tendencies.

Biti had no kind words for his former boss accusing him of stealing "our dream of a New Zimbabwe".

"While Mugabe is a thief who stole our collective dream of a prosperous nation after independence, Tsvangirai is a bigger thief who nicked our dream of a new nation, our dream of re-birth in our lifetime. I must say though we make no (apology) for what we did (breaking away). In fact, looking at what Tsvangirai is doing now we feel vindicated and thank God for showing us that we were being led by the greatest fool of our generation," he said.

He described Tsvangirai as "the democratic struggle's own version of Morrison Nyathi", drawing parallels between the ex-premier and the infamous liberation war sell-out Nyathi.

Nyathi is accused of masterminding the massacre of thousands of liberation war fighters by Rhodesian soldiers during the struggle in the 1970s.

"Each struggle has its own sell-out and Tsvangirai is our own Nyathi. He has sold out the struggle. I asked him to seek the people's forgiveness following the poll loss last year and he refused. He could not get himself to swallow his pride and admit he had failed the nation," said Biti.





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selele
+4 # selele 2014-10-21 14:48
Biti, don't be personal like Grace. Outline policy proporsals and refrain from personal attacks. Leave that to grace, Robert and Madhuku.
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Tara
+1 # Tara 2014-10-21 15:06
Biti dont be so stupidty ok,yu are the one who was behind Tsvangirai's lose,yu where chief strategist of the party but yu failed us enda zvako biti enda zvako uridhodhi,usany epere Tsvangirai other wise vakatovhotera zanu iwe,enda unombovaka muviri first wozodzoka kupolitics ok
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et
+1 # et 2014-10-21 15:30
Biti you are Morrison Nyathi yourself, greedy idiot.....
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Pazeti
0 # Pazeti 2014-10-21 15:42
Biti urimbwa, you stupid idiot. Ndiwe Morrison Nyati wacho iwe. Ifa zvakanaka nemukondaz wako stupid, horrible and ungrateful idiot.
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musungwa
0 # musungwa 2014-10-21 16:07
ma1
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Solo
0 # Solo 2014-10-21 16:15
President Mugabe is a mastermind, he wants the opposition to form an alliance with VP Mujuru. Mujuru will be the dominant member in the formation and it will be ZANU PF part B. It happened in Kenya and its going to happen exactly in the same manner in Zimbabwe. An opposition guy will parade President Mugabe like what the late Mwanawansa of Zambia did. President Mugabe is playing a good ending game. Maybe Biti was bought in to cause confussion, President Magabe persuades a lot; remember the young Professor Jonathan Moyo.
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Ivhu Kuvhu
0 # Ivhu Kuvhu 2014-10-22 13:35
Quoting Solo:
President Mugabe is a mastermind, he wants the opposition to form an alliance with VP Mujuru. Mujuru will be the dominant member in the formation and it will be ZANU PF part B. It happened in Kenya and its going to happen exactly in the same manner in Zimbabwe. An opposition guy will parade President Mugabe like what the late Mwanawansa of Zambia did. President Mugabe is playing a good ending game. Maybe Biti was bought in to cause confussion, President Magabe persuades a lot; remember the young Professor Jonathan Moyo.



Solo you must be right, Mnangagwa faction has to be careful about all this odeal, Mugabe itsotsi mudhara uya. kkkkkk
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Bruno
0 # Bruno 2014-10-21 16:36
Foolish Biti
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Tidzah
0 # Tidzah 2014-10-21 19:27
uridhodhi Biti
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munashe
0 # munashe 2014-10-21 21:19
biti wakaba during yo time in office ar minster of finance vakurega manje wakutambiswa bhora risina mweya wakabatwa just say hw high madara dhodhi remunhu
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Dofo
0 # Dofo 2014-10-21 21:23
Hapana mutsauko pakati pako na Grace kungotaura zvisina p.o.box [censored] Biti Chupeti yemunhu Imbwa mkondazi waakukupengesa manje
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cheure
0 # cheure 2014-10-22 12:54
ka5 million kawakapuwa nezanu kuti ubude mu mdc wakadya kakatopera along with your dignity go hang
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Ivhu Kuvhu
0 # Ivhu Kuvhu 2014-10-22 13:37
Vana Biti nxaaaa. Biti you are not a politician you are a lawyer why can't you concentrate with your profession uchibatsira vanaGono one of your clients.
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Jonso
+1 # Jonso 2014-10-22 14:30
Vana Biti hamusi vanaBonderai here imi. Imbo bvunza Tuku paletest iyi.
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selele
0 # selele 2014-10-22 15:20
Isolate the croc and all its frogs. Lets get out of the mudddy waters.
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zazo zazo
0 # zazo zazo 2014-10-23 11:24
You are stupid ,idiot,silly squaquaton born before civilisation rutsa zvakanaka
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zazo zazo
0 # zazo zazo 2014-10-23 11:24
You are stupid ,idiot,silly squaquaton born before civilisation rutsa zvakanaka
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