Biti: Zimbabwe still has lot of work to do
Zimbabwe’s former finance minister Tendai Biti was speaking at the Daily Mavericks ‘The Gathering’ which is underway at the Sandton Convention Center.
JOHANNESBURG - Zimbabwe’s former finance minister Tendai Biti has highlighted the major economic, constitutional and political changes the country has to undergo.
Biti was speaking at the Daily Mavericks ‘The Gathering’ which is underway at the Sandton Convention Center.
Biti joked that former President Robert Mugabe, his wife Grace and their children have left the throne.
“And the minute that two of them, the husband himself declared that the baton stick was going to be passed to her there was a problem. Isn’t that the challenge in Africa, that we can’t pass the baton stick?”
But Biti says Zimbabwe still has a lot of work to do.
“It’s the restoration of the social contract and part of the restoration of the social contract means a programme of national healing. Zimbabwe is tattered and torn by hatred, by intolerance.”
United Democratic Movement leader Holomisa, former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and EFF leader Julius Malema are also expected to speak on Thursday afternoon.
#NandosDMGathering Biti recalls Black Friday on the 14th of November 1997 in Zimbabwe, when the country had fallen into economic decline when the Zim dollar fell by 71,5%. KS pic.twitter.com/BZ6kY1nzry— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) November 23, 2017
#NandosDMGathering Biti reflects on the major challenges and crises Zimbabwe has faced over the years from unemployment, no health facilities and a sitting President, says something was bound to give. KS pic.twitter.com/8gUg25HVv7— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) November 23, 2017
#NandosDMGathering Biti says some of the things Zimbabwe has to focus on for the next few months is keeping peace and stability, requestioning the State to comply with its constitution, and restoring its national contract and economic reform... KS pic.twitter.com/RFNgZCDemU— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) November 23, 2017
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