via Tsvangirai tired, clueless — Biti June 24, 2014
THE MDC faction fronted by “axed” secretary-general Tendai Biti has described opposition MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai as a “tired and clueless” leader who will not cross over to the “Biblical Promised Land” because he lacked national focus.
Biti, who until four months ago was MDC-T secretary-general before he broke ranks with Tsvangirai over the latter’s refusal to allow leadership renewal, told his followers in Chinhoyi on Sunday that the ex-Premier had lost the grand scheme of dislodging Zanu PF from power.
“The revolution has lost focus. The revolution has been hijacked. The revolution has been stolen. There is no direction. There is violence and everyone is an enemy and people see shadows everywhere. We want to refocus the struggle. Nikuv started in MDC-T, not in Zanu PF,” Biti said in apparent reference to an Israeli company, Nikuv, believed to have rigged the July 2013 election results in favour of Zanu PF and President Robert Mugabe.
Biti said talks for the formation of a grand coalition among like-minded opposition parties were at an advanced stage, adding that if Tsvangirai was to be involved, he would not be given a leadership role.
Speaking at the same meeting, former MDC-T deputy treasurer-general Elton Mangoma said the Renewal Team had secured enough funding to support its activities and provide school fees for children of MDC-T activists who succumbed to the violent campaigns unleashed by Zanu PF since 1999.
The former MDC-T officials are on a whirlwind tour of the country to drum up support and set up structures ahead of their inaugural congress slated for later this year.