HARARE– Former finance minister and Harare East MP Tendai Biti has vehemently denied allegations of colluding with CCC interim secretary general Sengezo Tshabangu to recall elected Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) councillors, MPs, and Senators.
Biti issued a statement responding to these claims, emphasizing his dedication to the democratic struggle in Zimbabwe.
In his statement, Biti highlighted the challenges facing Zimbabwe, including a stolen election, widespread corruption, and the looting of public assets.
He expressed concern about the malicious push to weaken the progressive movement through the recall of elected representatives, describing the environment as toxic.
Biti strongly refuted claims that he and Professor Welshman Ncube were collaborating with the regime and its proxies to undermine the struggle.
He denounced the abusive and defamatory allegations, emphasizing his commitment to the cause that has consumed his adult life.
“I don’t believe in recalls. I have never been part of recalls. I will never be part of recalls,” Biti asserted.
Drawing on personal experiences of being recalled in 2015 and 2020, he shared the pain endured by himself, his family, and the people of Harare East.
Expressing disappointment at the engineered distraction from the main goal of liberating Zimbabwe from dictatorship, Biti clarified his democratic principles.
“I am a democrat who believes in constitutionalism, the rule of law, transparency, openness, and collective leadership. I can never compromise on these core values,” he stated.
Biti emphasized his focus on his law practice, where he fights for Zimbabweans, and international engagements that demand his attention.
He urged fellow Zimbabweans to recognize the distractions orchestrated by the regime and its proxies and remain steadfast in the struggle for freedom.
“It has been a long and tortuous road; and victory is closer than the distance back to where we started,” Biti concluded in his statement.
This development sheds light on the internal dynamics within the CCC and the broader political landscape in Zimbabwe as political figures navigate challenges posed by the ruling regime.