Former secretary general of the Movement for Democratic Change – Tsvangirai faction Tendai Biti has stunned Zimbabweans by stating that he is willing to work with his estranged former party boss Morgan Tsvangirai.
Biti, who broke away from Tsvangirai and now leads the People’s Democratic Party told the state Sunday Mail that he had clashed with Tsvangirai during the turbulent days leading up to the party split in 2014 but was willing to work with him in a grand 2018 election alliance to topple dictator Robert Mugabe.
“Look, Morgan Tsvangirai has his redeeming qualities, and one of them is that he is very open to ideas,” Biti said.
He, however, castigated Tsvangirai for allowing “multiple levels of decision-making” through his so-called ‘kitchen cabinet’. He also condemned Tsvagirai’s penchant for violence and ignoring the party constitution.
But Biti said only a united front against Mugabe could remove him in 2018.
“I think the trajectory of our survival is that we must learn to work together as Zimbabweans. And those of us in the opposition must create a grand alliance. At the very minimum we must create an electoral pact in 2018,” Biti said.
He revealed that he had been talking to a ‘broad spectrum’ of opposition forces, including Tsvangirai and Zimbabwe People First leader Joice Mujuru.
© Now Media 2016. All Rights Reserved.