July 16, 2019

VIDEO: Biti says MDC is too urban-centred to win elections in Zimbabwe

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MDC deputy national chairman Tendai Biti has admitted the opposition MDC is too urban-centered to win elections in Zimbabwe, in what many have said could be an admission that the MDC lost the 2018 elections fairly to ZANU-PF candidate President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

In a video shared below in which he is filmed campaigning to be voted the MDC vice president at the upcoming Congress, Biti said if elected he will ensure the party has structures in rural areas such as Dotito and Humanikwa, without which it cannot win State power.

“We are an urban-centric party, and to gain State power, we need to go into the rural areas. We need to change strategy,” Biti said.

The World Bank estimated in 2017 that close to 70% of the Zimbabwean voters are in the rural areas.

The four MDC vice presidential nominees, Morgen Komichi, Tendai Biti, Elias Mudzuri and Welshman Ncube have launched their campaigns ahead of the party’s Congress set for end of this month.

The four tried to woo the votes of the Congress delegates by saying what they intend to do should they get elected at Congress.

Morgen Komichi says he has gained two names in the long period he has been in the opposition party’s trenches: General Tsao, and Baba Abraham. He explains that General Tsao means “the greatest strategist”, and Baba Abraham means “a good leader, a good follower.”

Welshman Ncube says got the audience in stitches when he promised to be the brains behind the MDC, to “think with” party leader Nelson Chamisa.

Elias Mudzuri says he believes he is a pillar of wisdom in the MDC.

The MDC goes for its 5th Congress from 24 to 26 May in Gweru.

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