Ex Finance Minister- ‘Elders in UK have promised us funding if MDC wins’

HARARE- Former finance minister, who is now the leader of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Tendai Biti has reportedly said that European donors have pledge that if Zimbabawe’s votes for the¬† Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) Alliance, they will pledge a huge amount of investments in the country.

Zimbabwe is expected to head to the polls in the national elections in August this year.

According to a report by New Zimbabwe.com, it said that Biti who is one of the lieutenants of the MDC alliance, informed alliance supporters in Marange over the weekend that the elections were about finding a new development partner.

He said this after the MDC leadership returned from their trip in the United Kingdom where they had meetings with some British government officials.

Biti is quoted as saying, “We were in England recently where we received an overwhelming response from donors who want to inject their funds and bring Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into our country. There are a lot of donors awaiting the MDC-T Alliance government. We saw some elders in UK who promised us that if [Nelson] Chamisa wins the forthcoming polls, they will bring funding and FDI straight away to Zimbabwe,” Biti was quoted as saying.

Biti added that the ruling Zanu-pf party should be held criminal liable for the corruption, under-developing the country and looting in Zimbabwe that has seen the diamond trade revenue looted by $1.5 billion.

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