Mugabe obsessed with power retention, says Biti

HARARE - President Robert Mugabe has no vision beyond power retention and those angling to succeed him are worse off, MDC Renewal Team secretary-general Tendai Biti has said.

Addressing a district structures meeting in Makoni West on Sunday, Biti said most Zimbabweans were suffering as a product of “visionless leadership.”

“A long period of suffering under Ian Smith’s colonial rule followed by the visionless leadership of Mugabe has been the story of our people,” Biti said.

He said the most disturbing thing is that the calibre of people  who are busy fighting to succeed Mugabe are worse off than the nonagenarian, adding that the two vice presidents Emmerson Mnangagwa and Phelekezela Mphoko were receiving mediocre lectures from the first lady.

“Thirty-five years after independence, Zimbabweans are still using the bush as rest rooms, a majority of the people living in rural areas have no access to electricity, and many people who live in villages are still involuntarily living in huts,” Biti said.

He added that if the Zanu PF government had a vision, Zimbabwe would be competing with the best developed countries in Africa.

“What they are doing is relentless destruction; look at what is happening with the Masvingo-Beitbridge highway. Its state is getting worse by the day but they do not even care. The road is just but a death trap,” he said.

The former Finance minister said lack of vision has seen Zimbabwe trail by 40 years behind almost every other country as far as infrastructural development is concerned.

He said more than four million people are in the informal sector, five million people have left the country and most cities have no reliable supply of running water.


Comments (13)

I do not see the benefit of shifting / moving around the same people and hope for different outcome. Are these guys real ministers.

FORBESKA - 7 July 2015

he is not the only one morgan is obsessed with power as well. its same fanana. mugabe is better than morgan in that he made his intention to hold on to power unlike the supposed democratic tsvangirai. he doesn't want to change now that he tasted power. biti please name your former boss as well. he is a handiende.

zvirozviyedzwa - 7 July 2015

Biti is as well obsessed with power thats why he rebelled from the mainstream MDC T. He went further to expose his hunger for power by setting up Mangoma and creating fake charges of adultery the ZANU PF way to remove him from the Renewal presidentship fight. Biti is a proud student of Matibili himself

Dr Chandagwinyira - 7 July 2015

Tendai Biti has got vision and properly understands the problems bedevelling Zimbabwe. Go Tendai GO!

Kondo - 7 July 2015

Career or e;

lovemore - 7 July 2015

Biti has always been a visionary leader. I am not so sure about his hunger/ thirst for power. But the one I know who would never be second best is Mutambara- who for all intents and purposes killed the spirit of GNU. Where is he now? He killed the people's revolution.

Duzvi - 7 July 2015

If there was ancestry competition one would find many of Mugabe authority cogs team might be grouped into one section of the world.

John Gwizo - 8 July 2015

Someone should have been an evil spirit medium by now. Sekuru va Sekuru va Sekuru.

My Prophecy - 8 July 2015

biti=simon peter=judas escariot

pedro - 8 July 2015

@zvirozviyedzwa, i think u r obsessed with Tsvangirayi kkk .

Big Meech Larry Hoover - 8 July 2015

bob must bring in new ministers .

Big Meech Larry Hoover - 8 July 2015

Biti is also obssessed with power . He thought that he was more powerful than Tsvangirai and then facilitated a coup that never materialised. He went further to fight against Mangoma and they splitted resulting in the formation of a new grouping called RDZ. What a shame to look at the speck of sawdust in one's eye when he has a plank in his own. Hipocrites.

Big Meech Larry Hoover - 8 July 2015

This is no secret. The CZAR even thinks that he can govern from the grave. He also deludes himself that no one will shaft her highness after he has croaked and become worm food. . . .

Ngoni Masoka - 13 July 2015

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