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Biti on the rise

03 Jul 2019 at 12:55hrs | Views
The ascendance of Biti to the position of MDC co-vice presidency has generated a lot of interest locally and abroad.

Sources within the MDC have suggested that the rise of Biti was made possible by the diminishing influence of the trade unionist elements in the MDC, following the passing on of Morgan Tsvangirai.

A senior MDC official recently said, "The departure of Biti from the MDC in 2014 was a result of, among others, ideological differences. Tsvangirai wanted the MDC to remain true to its roots as a workers' party, while Biti wanted the party to move closer to the West by embracing neoliberalism in dumbing the leftist workers' rights approach."

According to the MDC official, the return of Biti marked a victory for the ant-workers wing of the party. The official further said that he hoped that Biti would take from Chamisa before the 2023. He said Biti was "more decisive and more rational" while Chamisa appeared to vacillate between the ideological stand points and to be "coward."

The official added that in his opinion, Chamisa was paranoid, did not trust anybody and "believes that everybody is plotting against him." He also highlighted superstition as one of Chamisa's weakness by pointing at his links with West African pseudo-Christians sects and observing that he needs re-assurance from certain pastors before doing anything.

However, a student activist who declared support for Chamisa expressed the view that Biti was an ambitious leader who had wanted to supplant Tsvangirai and that therefore, he would not be surprised if the co-vice president tried to upstage Chamisa.

The student activist was, however, sure that Chamisa was ready for Biti's shenanigans.

Source - Tendai Chimunda
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