Biti reveals Zanu PF links

HARARE - Expelled MDC secretary-general Tendai Biti has revealed working with top Zanu PF officials, war veterans, nationalists and some unnamed rich and powerful nations in his bid to politically bury his ally-turned foe Morgan Tsvangirai.

The Daily News is in possession of a 58-minute-long audio recording, in which the former Finance minister, who is fronting the MDC Renewal Team, literally dangles a carrot to the MDC structures to back his project as he moves to form his own party.

In the stunning audio recorded in Dzivaresekwa in May during a meeting with his Renewal Project structures, Biti claims his pockets are deep enough to finance the project since he has the backing of foreigners.

In the recording, Biti says he is closely working in cahoots with some very senior officials in Zanu PF.

“Chechipiri vanamai munoziva kuti tirikuita mameetings anotyisa nevamwe vanhu vandisingagoni kutaura pano apa, pamwe murikunzwa muma newspapers kuti pane zvirikuitika (The second thing that I would like to tell you is that we are having meetings with people whose names I cannot mention here.”

“...some of the people fought during the liberation war when some of us were not even born, but today we are sitting together, saying are these the people we were frightened of.”)

Yesterday, Biti refused to comment on the matter saying, “party issues and those of properties will be discussed in due course.”

In the past Biti has denied colluding with Zanu PF to dislodge Tsvangirai and make sure he does not participate in the 2018 elections.

The combative politician has reportedly been working with Zanu PF and Western donors, who want Tsvangirai out for different reasons. Zanu PF do not want to take the risk of contesting Tsvangirai in the 2018 elections arguing that because of his popularity among the grassroots supporters, he might thrash them in the polls.

The donors claim to be fed up with Tsvangirai saying his love for women had damaged his reputation and having lost to Mugabe three times in the elections, they say he has nothing new to offer.

A dossier released to the Daily News in April also reveals in stunning detail how MDC rebels hatched a plan with some Zanu PF functionaries in 2012 to stymie Tsvangirai’s chances of winning elections.

Central to the strategy was financial sabotage, diversions of funds as well as political espionage.

Elton Mangoma, a key member of Biti’s Renewal Team, however, dismissed the dossier and wants to sue the Daily News for the exposure.

Biti’s recorded remarks, have however, further exposed the Renewal Team’s machinations as they reach out to Western donors and Zanu PF for support and legitimacy.

Revealing his project’s strategies, Biti said the International community had promised in 2012, that it would inject $4 billion into the Zimbabwean economy—on condition that Mugabe and Tsvangirai, who were in a coalition government, held free and fair elections.

He said he can still unlock the $4 billion and resuscitate the economy if his political project gains traction.

Biti told the meeting that the West was fully behind his splinter group.

He said the West is ready to channel resources through his party in order to sustain a caretaker government, which is inevitable due to the biting economic crisis. Ironically, Biti yesterday addressed a press conference where he called for the setting up of a caretaker government.

“Kune kwandakaendeswa kune imwe embassy ikoko takaita inonzi satellite video conference kuti munhu akagara kuNew York uyu akagara kunoku asi munoita kunge zvatakaita panapa, zvikanzi munenge  muri right, mari iyaya ichiriko, saka isu tozobetserawo caretaker government  kuti iwane mari vana vowana mabasa, because kumirira kuti tongai tiwone tichi suffer hazvina musoro. (I visited one of the embassies and had a video conference. They told me that the money is still there and we want to use it to help the caretaker government to create employment because to stand aside does not make sense.)

“We need to move this economy. Isusu tirikuti (we are saying) there should be a $4 billion dollar injection of money into this economy and mari yacho tinoiwana. (we will get the money).

Biti and Tsvangirai fell out after the party’s dismal loss to Zanu PF in last year’s general elections—and formerly parted ways in April this year.

Showing that there is no love lost between him and Tsvangirai, Biti said he is going to match Tsvangirai pound for pound by setting up parallel structures across the country.

“Way forward vanamai, zvishoma nezvishoma tirikuuumba chinhu chete.  Mastructure aitwe  pana chairman waGumbura (Tsvangirai) ngakuiswe chairman wedu handitika, kunasecretary waGumbura ngakuiswe wedu  tiite macomplete structures, from branch, to ward to district to province,” Biti said. (We need to set up structures. Where Tsvangirai has a chairman, we will deploy ours and where he has a secretary, we must also have our own.)

He added that he met with some of the African ambassadors assigned to Zimbabwe and they warmed up to his project.

“Tasangana nevanhu veku Tanzania, Botswana,  Ghana, DRC and South Africa vakati vakomana nevasikana maita basa magona maziva kuti rukuvhute rwenyu rwuri muno,” Biti said. (We met ambassadors from Tanzania, Botswana, DRC, Ghana and South Africa who all said we had all done well to form our own group.)

“Handisi kukunyeperai izvozvi titori pamberi we have met the ANC and we are done with them. They have told me kuti vanozondiendesa kuna number one mbune (South African President Jacob Zuma.) (I am telling the truth. We met the ANC and they promised to take us to their president ( Jacob Zuma).

“Ndichangotsvagawo chibhodhoro changu che whisky ndoti makorokoto president but nyaya yangu ndeiyi. Ma Zimbabweans tiri tega. (We will buy the president (Zuma) a bottle of whiskey and say please help us).

Comments (65)

No, No, Daily lies, ZANU PF would rather contest Tsvancry the proven idiot than this group of intellectuals. The daily news is trying hard to prop up a mentally retarded politician, but you are fighting a lost battle. Tsvancry is now the face of madness, if he is popular it is because he is popular for the wrong things and he is a laughing stock if not a mental case. Musatinyangadza or else this paper has gone nuts also.

reason - 6 June 2014

Now Biti you are exposed, we now know where you are coming from but yo project is dead. Yu were promised 4billion? But do you think it will come in a silver platter?

liberty m - 6 June 2014

to hell with this daydreaming idiot mbiti

Mbudzi - 6 June 2014

so which zanupf links were revealed.

eddy - 6 June 2014

Dailynews you are embarrassing worse than herald where is the zanu link here....at least the man has a plan how about you.....

bambo - 6 June 2014

“Ndichangotsvagawo chibhodhoro changu che whisky..................kkkkkkk

Sinyoro - 6 June 2014

@eddy. I think the links myt be here: “...some of the people fought during the liberation war when some of us were not even born, but today we are sitting together, saying are these the people we were frightened of.”) Yesterday, Biti refused to comment on the matter saying, “party issues and those of properties will be discussed in due course.”

Bornfree - 6 June 2014

Shame. I really was hoping that after 2023 Mbiti would probably take over the reins of MDC-T. I am disappointed in this man, very disappointed.

Taurai - 6 June 2014

Hezvoka,Biti is now exposed fully.We know maZANUs achati 'DAILY NEWS LIES,'but the already said truth has just come out. Reason knows for a fact that ZANU PF can't stand a clean election with MT.They have been rigging elections since MDC-T was formed. Anyway,BITI & his sell out team won't go far. How long&why did ZANU PF take several weeks to release the 2008 election results? Why did RGM take about 40 days to form his gvt if he had cleanly won the 2013 election?? Guys nyarai manyepo enyu please.

MARARA ANONYADZISA - 6 June 2014

Nyika yavekutambwa nayo zvino....kuita madiro saJojina munyika yedu yechipikirwa.....ktiita vanhu vake.....we are not going to be used again once and for all.....Biti is a despot, power hungry fake.....Tsvangirai is the peoples' choice no matter how many names you can give, the people of Zimbabwe likes him......Biti is now acting like a wild animal, acting without thinking.....he is a puppy bucking at its shadow.....Zimbabweans will not accept him again

Steel Wire - 6 June 2014

The only viable solution is to #RestoreZImDiasporaVote. Everything will fall in place once the 4 million expats get their right to vote. What are the leaders in Zimbabwe and their donors afraid of the in restoring the Diaspora Vote when other SADC countries allow it?

Clifford C Mashiri - 6 June 2014

Daily news what happened, i thought you were all about telling it as it is? Looking in on this whole MDC fiasco it seems you have chosen the side you want to support, how can you then be impartial? You are now the MDC-T Herald? Zanu is not the only party that fought for independence. Indeed there are many who were not Zanu & never joined zanu or joined a political movement who fought for Independence. At formation of ZNA in 1980 ZAPU had 25,000 trained ZIPRA military combatants. Then there were thousands of non-combatants and supporters, some left politics all together, some joined zanu under the so called unity accord, some left after that.

Galore 123 - 6 June 2014

I had always suspected Biti costed us the election. Now the truth is coming out.

Mike Hove - 6 June 2014

May God continue to protect Morgan Tsvangirai, may His enemies fall and their wicked ways be espoused, and their bad intentions be destroyed by the power of the Almighty. In Jesus Christ name. I pray. Amen.

pagomo - 6 June 2014

May God continue to protect Morgan Tsvangirai, may His enemies fall and their wicked ways be espoused, and their bad intentions be destroyed by the power of the Almighty. In Jesus Christ name. I pray. Amen.

pagomo - 6 June 2014

dichangotsvagawo chibhodhoro changu che whisky ndoti makorokoto president but nyaya yangu ndeiyi. Ma Zimbabweans tiri tega. (We will buy the president (Zuma) a bottle of whiskey and say please help us).I TRANSLATION YEPI IYOYI SEI MUCHI MISLEADER VANHU

rricky - 6 June 2014

We have said it before that Biti`s Rebel Team is a Zanu PF project. People have got brains and he can not deceive all of us. Biti and Magoma were given the autonomy by MDCT to negotiate Zimbabwe`s destiny in GNU. They have the powers to set the rules and pace, even pulling out of the negotiations or the elections when their demands were not met, especially electoral reforms. But they decided to sold it out for personal gains. Now the truth is out and Lindiwe Zulu once pointed it out. The dream of donor fund is a pie in sky don`t take people for granted they will judge you harshly.

Peckson paul kazingizi - 6 June 2014

""Way forward vanamai, zvishoma nezvishoma tirikuuumba chinhu chete. Mastructure aitwe pana chairman waGumbura (Tsvangirai) ngakuiswe chairman wedu handitika, kunasecretary waGumbura ngakuiswe wedu tiite macomplete structures, from branch, to ward to district to province,” Biti said. (We need to set up structures. Where Tsvangirai has a chairman, we will deploy ours and where he has a secretary, we must also have our own"" Let us asses these words from Biti varume. Why contesting Tsvangirai only and not Zanu pf???????????

Pidigu dhiiii - 6 June 2014

These renewal Team people may be practicing satanism.

pagomo - 6 June 2014

“Chechipiri vanamai munoziva kuti tirikuita mameetings anotyisa nevamwe vanhu vandisingagoni kutaura pano apa, pamwe murikunzwa muma newspapers kuti pane zvirikuitika (The second thing that I would like to tell you is that we are having meetings with people whose names I cannot mention here.” “...some of the people fought during the liberation war when some of us were not even born, but today we are sitting together, saying are these the people we were frightened of.”) http://www.dailynews.co.zw/articles/2014/06/06/biti-reveals-zanu-pf-links

Mike Hove - 6 June 2014

So Daily News is saying anyone who fought in liberation struggle is ZANiU?? Coz I get its him say Saka chero muparty ma Tsvangirayi mune ma ZANU zve?

wezhira wezhara - 6 June 2014

So Daily News is saying anyone who fought in liberation struggle is ZANiU?? Coz that is all I get him saying Saka chero muparty ma Tsvangirayi mune ma ZANU zve?

wezhira wezhara - 6 June 2014

So Daily News is saying anyone who fought in liberation struggle is ZANiU?? Coz that is all I get him saying Saka chero muparty ma Tsvangirayi mune ma ZANU zve?

wezhira wezhara - 6 June 2014

@ Reason, I think uri dhadha chairo. Sei uchituka vanhu pano apa?Zviri kumbofamba sei? Muchasuwiwa kana musingazvizive.

Mupfana weBikini - 6 June 2014

SAVE musacheuka muridzo

Codza - 6 June 2014

So does it now mean that if someone fought the liberation war he automatically becomes Zanu PF, please save us from this bush journalism, nxaa

war vet - 6 June 2014

Rinemanyanga hariputigwi.

King Zimuto - 6 June 2014

I am sorry to ask you this Biti but you left me with no choice. You love calling Tsvangirayi Gumbura meaning he is a womaniser and a rapist.Now tell me between iwe na Tsvangirayi ari kurarama nema ARV ndiyani? Still on that issue can you please tell me what causes the condition and ailment inoda ma ARV?That person is the real Gumbura. Can you also tell me kuti between you and Tsvangirai who has lost so much weight over the past one year zvokuti even the suits are now just hanging loose over a bony frame like hovhorosi yakapfekwa ne scarecrow? That person ndiye Gumbura.I wont ask what happened to you two's first wives coz havanei nenyaya iyi.But if I were to ask that question taibva tanyatsoona Gumbura. And last question.I know the gift of life comes from God and he only knows when he will take it but nhai Biti between you and Tsvangirayi who is less likely to reach the age of 63? And why? Hezvo vamwe shefu vakadonha pa parade vave kunyepera bhutsu nenyaya yatinongoziva tese.I may sound cruel but I thought I could just remind that those who live in glass houses should not throw stones

trublood - 6 June 2014

The bafoon is being used like a condom. He thinks Zpf love him so much that they shall continue funding him after the split. Shame. Morgan is the ppls choice.

Harieta - 6 June 2014

Biti its clear you are the Gumbura . As our Elders say "Rinamanyanga hariputirwi. You were the mastermind behind Our President's downfall and our suffering today. May the blood of all that perish because of your actions be on you and your descendants.

Hameno - 6 June 2014

What really happened Biti for your to work with the enemies of the people? How can you choose to work with people who have no regard for human life, freedoms, independence and social justice? How can you choose to work with people who put self interest above national interest? How can you work with people with an insatiable desire for land, wealth and personal aggrandisement? Va Biti chinai maitiro. The people are greater than any political party, any politician and they will prevail.

New Tekere - 6 June 2014

BATAI BITI MBITI

Mboko Gritoto - 6 June 2014

Biti go and take your ARVs hona masuit avekuita se ari pana Worzell Gummidge ( scarecrow). Uri mboko mutengesi Biti. Futi ndiwe Gumbura... Seiko kuonda. Nxaaaa

Biti Mboko - 6 June 2014

......vakati vakomana nevasikana maita basa magona maziva kuti rukuvhute rwenyu rwuri muno,” Biti said. (.............. who all said we had all done well to form our own group.) To all those who know both Shona and English please help me, does these statement really mean the same.

baba Ndombi - 6 June 2014

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DR - 7 June 2014

But inini zvangu this story is somewhat enlightening, for example, during 2013 election campaign, whose idea was it kuti Tsvangirai, Chamisa naiye Biti vatorwe picture vachiverenga Zanu pf manifesto document, (to me it must have been Biti's plan), considering how Zanu capitalized its campaign using that Picture. Remember kuMaputo, when both parties met Sadc leaders contesting 31 July election date, it is said Biti arrived earlier in Maputo and occupied the Hotel room that was meant for Tsvangirai and he refused to vacate that room when Tsvangirai came, To those who were following the story,Herald yakaita party with that incident, saying veMDC VAVA kutorwira Luxury at the expense of national interest,(to me,it was Biti's plan to damage the person of Tsvangirai, even nyaya dzavakadzi dzaTsvangirai dzikanyatsotariswa, Biti must be involved somehow, but chandinodira maZimbo ndechekuti kana ane chaanoda, anotozoregedza achiwana, especially now,Tsvangirai will emerge a strongly supported candidate of all come 2018.

BitiTreasonous - 7 June 2014

No No No. Zanu afraid of contesting against Chamatama? Really when zanu has won every battle againgst the &%@^#. Maybe Zanu is Thwarting the renewal instead? Must we find stories for you to write!!!! Daily Disappointment

Nyika - 7 June 2014

Biti nyangwe ukatsigirwa nemabig guys hazviunze support yevanhu izvozvo. ndozvichatokushayisa vanhu izvozvo nekuti ivawo vauri kuti big guys hatichada kumbovaona zvachose taneta navo. Video conference neEmbassy hakupi vanhu kutoshaina kwauri kuita Toda iyeye Tsvangison

chimusoro bhangu - 7 June 2014

Biti nyangwe ukatsigirwa nemabig guys hazviunze support yevanhu izvozvo. ndozvichatokushayisa vanhu izvozvo nekuti ivawo vauri kuti big guys hatichada kumbovaona zvachose taneta navo. Video conference neEmbassy hakupi vanhu kutoshaina kwauri kuita Toda iyeye Tsvangison

chimusoro bhangu - 7 June 2014

Biti nyangwe ukatsigirwa nemabig guys hazviunze support yevanhu izvozvo. ndozvichatokushayisa vanhu izvozvo nekuti ivawo vauri kuti big guys hatichada kumbovaona zvachose taneta navo. Video conference neEmbassy hakupi vanhu kutoshaina kwauri kuita Toda iyeye Tsvangison

chimusoro bhangu - 7 June 2014

Knowing the Daily Lies I have no doubt they would have released the audio at first instance. It's unfortunate Zimbabwe is still entangled in the era of polarised media. The Daily Lies or News is a propaganda tool for foolish Tsvangirai and tries every trick to prop up his image by negating other people's standing. It's shameful for our press.

Chando - 7 June 2014

Hahaha, I had a good laugh. Biti's desire is to get money from Western donors, period. Mukomana uyu haana support yedu and he knows it. He is an opportunist, capitalizing on Tsangson's weaknesses. Kukara ndiko kunomukurira Tendai. Vanhu veruzhinji don't like Tendai Biti. I feel he knows he has no chance if pitied against Tsvangson and Bob. However, like Welshman's project, all that doesn't matter. Chakakosha apa kuwana mari from the so called donors. Keep dreaming Tendai, you'll soon have lots of this easy money, some of it obviously coming from ZANU PF, who are masters of destruction and have found a willing partner in the form of Tendai, Elton and the like. You guys you know you're cowboys. I know you won't come out and tell everyone the truth Tendai, but being someone anokuziva, aiwa Tendai, nyarawo kani nhai. Kukara kwako kwanyanya

Mzii - 7 June 2014

Now the world can see why there can never be genuine change in Zimbo with the likes of the Bitis Mangomas and their elk. What kind of a leader can Biti be with such a childish and blunt intellect to start calling names on other leaders? Why did MDC fail to win 2013 elections when ZAU was non-existent. People in ZANU were even so hopeful that at long last change would come. This same patriot was fully in control as the chief negotiator. If you Zimbos repose your trust in such a fragile combatant what do you expect in return? Nothing bigger than a bottle of whiskey.

SBurnson - 7 June 2014

lies, lies lies lies. journalists at this daily are so shrouded with their hatred foor Biti that they can no longer see wr to draw the line.

donald - 7 June 2014

When election results were announced, a number of MDC contesters who had 'lost' pointed out a number of irregularities and how they were robbed of their victory. None of them were listened to except one - Biti. When Gideon Gono was taken to court by Kereke, who did he turn to for legal help -again, Biti. So there you have it, Biti is a sellout who is working with the enemy to destabilise the people's movement for democratic change.

Dr Know - 7 June 2014

shame on u daily news, mukufunga kuti takapusa here. u hv decided to become a mouth piece yaTsvangson Chamatama Teaboy. hachimbofi chakawinner election ngachitambe nemadrezi acho chisiye vanaBiti vashande. morgan wava murakwani hapani chitsva chaachaunza muMdc-t kunze kwevakadzi, pamberi naBiti !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

bloody - 7 June 2014

Iwe biti, kurawo. Greedness will not take yu anywhere. Instead of remaining united as a party you follow the route taken by Welshmen. Poor you! I thought being a lawyer would open up your eyes to see the handwriting on the wall but hey, you have chosen to ignore the clear writing that is telling you that your project will fail. Ita tione. Tsvangson hatimurase and yu n I know kuti support anayo!

chevz - 7 June 2014

Biti is doomed to fail ,its no wonder why his last rally was dismally attended . Plus he is a warmonger.

gombiro - 8 June 2014

Biti uri gudo remunhu. Gumbura ndiyani? Varwere vanonetsa. Imwa mapiritsi

Ndax - 9 June 2014

Just because BITI is exposed,DAILY NEWS is MT's mouth piece. Rubbish !! DAILY NEWS does not gain anything from being anyone's mouth piece. MT does not need a mouth piece in the form of newspapers like does ZANU PF & its RGM. MT's simple but very effective actions speak much louder than words;hence his massive following, hated by ZANU PF's self -serving leadership.

ZVORWADZAKA - 9 June 2014

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