Guns out for Biti

Political Reporter

Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) interim co-deputy president, Tendai Biti is currently receiving a barrage of attacks from his party members who are accusing him of selling out after he was seen wearing a scarf usually won by ZANU PF members.

Biti, who was with Nelson Chamisa at the inauguration of Lesotho’s Prime Minister, Samuel Ntsokoane Matekane last Saturday, was handed the scarf by Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister, Frederick Shava and immediately wrapped it over his neck.

However, this did not go well with CCC cyber trolls who started attacking Biti on social media labelling him a sell out and a confused politician.

“Biti has betrayed the struggle. How can he proudly wear a (President) Mnangagwa scarf when we are fighting the same man? Biti doesn’t deserve to be a leader as he always send mixed signals to the party supporters,” tweeted one Alfred Frezah.

Another netizen, Gurundoro Tanyanyiwa described Biti as a political flip flopper who at one time formed his political party to oppose Morgan Tsvangirai.

“I was not surprised when I saw Biti wearing that ZANU PF scarf. He was only exhibiting his true colours. Biti is a political flip flopper and is only in CCC for his political convenience. I will not be surprised if he joins ZANU PF today because he is the same man who once formed his own political party to fight our iconic leader Tsvangirai,” said Tanyanyiwa.

Another CCC member, Gloria Masenda called for the immediate demotion of Biti as that party’s deputy president as he has publicly exhibited his love for ZANU PF by wearing that Party’s scarf.

“We can’t have a ZANU PF sympathiser as the party’s president. Biti should go now. We don’t want sell-outs within our party. We have heard that he was leading a cabal opposed to Chamisa’s leadership and now he is seen wearing a ZANU PF scarf. Such a man is not fit for a leadership position within CCC. Hatichamuda Biti,”said Masenda.

Efforts to get a comment from Biti and CCC interim national spokesperson, Fadzayi Mahere were futile as their mobile phones were not reachable.