Biti violence timeline

Tendai Biti

Tendai Biti

February 8, 2018: During an election discussion convened by Southern African Political Economy Series (SAPES) in collaboration with Information for Development Trust, Tendai Biti said, “I have absolutely no doubt in my mind that this is going to be a violent election. There is nothing that will stop the tanks from moving again no matter who has been elected in July 2018.”

July 11: MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa and alliance principal Biti stormed the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission Quantam House offices headquarters demanding to see chairperson Justice Priscilla Chigumba and hand over their electoral demands petition soon after their demonstration in Harare.

After they failed to meet Justice Chigumba, Biti threatened to hunt down ZEC officials and drag them out of their homes and lynch them on the streets.

ZEC officials later lodged a complaint with the police over the issue.

July 11: Biti said; “We will be leading from the front, we will be living on the streets. We are not going to allow this election to be stolen. They can kill us, we are prepared to die for a free, fair and credible election.”

July 13: In an interview with 1st TV, Biti said: “If they cheat us, they will have to kill us on the street.”

July 15: At an MDC Alliance campaign rally in Masvingo, Biti said: “We will be leading from the front. We will be living on the streets. We have said this over and over again, there will be no voting. We are not boycotting the election. There will be no election.”

July 23: At a rally in Mkoba, Gweru, the MDC Alliance threatened post-election violence in the event that it lost the July 30 polls, as its leaders expected nothing less than victory.

July 26: Biti told South African publication Daily Maverick, “If they want to shoot us, we are prepared for it. If they want to throw us in Chikurubi, we welcome it.” He also vowed to make Zimbabwe ungovernable if the MDC Alliance lost the elections.

July 31: At a press conference in Harare Biti declared that the MDC Alliance had won the election even though the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission was still tallying and counting the ballots. He claimed that he was the target of an assassination ordered by Vice President Constantino Chiwenga.

“We have received a confidential report that General Chiwenga has ordered the assassination of Nelson Chamisa and myself. We will not accept that.”

August 5: During an interview with Daily Maverick Biti said: “The international community is not going to be fooled by this madness. We will make sure the Government will not get a single cent. I can’t tell you how, but I can tell you we have done it before.”

 

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  • Sikhulu

    Please forgive this Nabal. He made mistakes but didn’t overthrow the constitutional elected government. He is a Zimbabwean and got carried away with the elections furore just like many of our Shona brothers. ..amawala.

    • takunda nigel

      On August 5 Biti said he had worked to deny Zimbabwe access to deserved funds . Just for this statement the state must now deploy more security personnel to guard this idiot . The nation must review the maratorium on Capital Punishment and / or indefinite detaintion .

      • selibona nya bakithi!

        anyway what king of name is takunda?

        • takunda nigel

          Takunda is a 7-letter Shona male name .. I wonder where you get the time to be asking about names when the experience of the last election says clearly that you should busy yourself with planning for the next 2023 election SO YOU DO NOT TRY FLEEING DEFEAT BY GOING INTO EXILE .

        • takunda nigel

          I had overlooked the following “what king of name is takunda?”! This kind of carelessness is expected to have been adequately addressed before Grade7 . If it persists we definitely know we are dealing wirth a mental case of your variety : incorrigible , terminal ,homicidal .

          • selibona nya bakithi!

            hahahahahahahahahahahahahahah

  • N. Sithole

    Some of us are aware of a violence timeline that dates back to the 80s. Would you care to publish it as well?!

    • Willy

      Well said there. Truth pfeee

      • takunda nigel

        You are just foolish .

        • selibona nya bakithi!

          and you are judicious?the holy word of God rightly speaks of imbeciles like you.Professing to be wise they became fools,blind guides ( in this case your zanu) of the blind (in this case yourself)

          • N. Sithole

            Forgive him. That’s what brainwashing does.

          • takunda nigel

            Baba dai manyarara zvichakanaka !

          • takunda nigel

            Look at you , birtch ! You believe in childish stories of a Mighty god and you have the temerity to call Takunda Nigel a fool ? Well ,dhodhi , pano ndipo patinosiyana , Go hang , birtch .

          • selibona nya bakithi!

            you can’t even write the word ‘bitch’ kkkkkkkk for your information bitch that word you wrote there doesn’t mean what you think it means imbecile!that is a type of a plant asshole

          • takunda nigel

            Some of you grew up hearing such Words used for your poor mothers so the spellings became ingraved in your brains . I can`t say I have heard that Word used more than three times in my life .

          • selibona nya bakithi!

            WHY USE IT THEN?ASSHAT

          • takunda nigel

            So you are in familiar territory .

          • selibona nya bakithi!

            what ever misunderstandings we may have had in the past Taku we still country mates i didn’t mean harm cool down ndod’emadodeni we just discussing issues not personal .so chill

          • takunda nigel

            Ditto . And I mean it .

          • selibona nya bakithi!

            is that a threat?

          • takunda nigel

            Why would an upvote for your reasonableness be a threat , Selly ? . At some point in our exchanges I thought you were just rude but later on I noticed you can handle an argument reasonably well . That pleased me very much because some of the forumites here are too dull to call compatriot .
            Are you easily scared ?

          • selibona nya bakithi!

            i guess so bafoe but anyway lets discuss issues so our country can moved forward!

          • takunda nigel

            You so stupid you can not observe website rules about good language ! Why use obscenities here ? You should be ashamed of yourself !

          • selibona nya bakithi!

            takunda takunda mfana don’t become emotional i was just toying with you my country mate!don’t personalize our minglings !!

          • selibona nya bakithi!

            you started by using the’ birtch ‘ word bafo why am i the wrong one now?

          • takunda nigel

            I used the word “birtch” in leiu of the forbidden one which you unwittingly used !

          • takunda nigel

            P.s . What do you do for a living ?
            Where did you go to school and when ?

          • selibona nya bakithi!

            you are not only an imbecile mfana but a shona one!

          • takunda nigel

            You see , mwana , distinction is distinction . It sure Means a lot to be a distinguished imbecile and a Shona one at that . Something to chest about .

    • takunda nigel

      When you lose elections , you also lose the right to command . Besides we do not take requests for periods associated with Chimurenga .

      • selibona nya bakithi!

        who is ‘we’ ?you suffer from what i call short man syndrome,associating yourself with zanu because ulishona yet they don’t even care about your ass?Find a hobby or a carrier like fishing or hunting locusts maybe you will find closure and acceptance mfana.umthetho wakho nje you waffle without understanding.Show me where N.Sithole ‘commanded ‘ the 80′s atrocities to published!he asked whether they cared to publish them also.You are a lowbrow imbecile.On what basis did you make a conclusion that Sithole is among-st election loses?you are a sundowner.

        • takunda nigel

          Just shut up , birtch .

          • selibona nya bakithi!

            do your research asshole ye shona

        • takunda nigel

          I do not think we are dealing with ethnic issues here .

  • Mufaro Sibanda

    The coward must now come to the front in court. Bad plan- of all places you flee the law to Zamibia. Let the holigan have his day in court. He is innocent until he has eaten his utterance that caused mayhem and six deaths. They are broke but they will pay for the destruction from illegal violet demonstration and public violence.

    Biti was not at the frontline to free Zimbabwe Chiwenga and ED were.

    The plan is to surbotage Zimbabwe by calling illegal strikes after losing the court challenge.

    As the President elect said: ” If you choose chaos- law and order will prevail”

    Bring back the good looking man and he can face the music he asked. They put the lives of others in harm ‘s way only to fllee Zambia. Bad move

    • isolezwe mthwakazi

      ‘Ndebele people would be killed like cockroaches’ sobhuku ED said that and we were killed in thousands by the same inciter of genocide but Biti could have incited the demonstration but Mnankakwa responded by inciting the army to shoot and kill unarmed demonstrators and they killed six people then somehow the demonstrators became violent. So who do we take to courts Biti of violence or Mnakankwa of killers.

      • takunda nigel

        Those matters are handled in well defined ways .We do not sit at indabas every time something negative happens .ZRP is in place . Courts are there . Chikurubi is there . Other-man-molesters are also there possibly waiting for fresh flesh ..

        • selibona nya bakithi!

          you missed the point, read careful before responding check now you have exposed your academic paralysis and Alzheimer’s disease

          • takunda nigel

            We are not surprised that you should be so frantically looking for sm in academic paralysis . This electon you won before it was held but lost insitu put on your shoulders the durden of proving to the whole world that you are still worth something . May be you are . May be you are worse than what the election fiasco says you could be .
            The whole of Zimbabwe is in prayer so you could be assisted to return to your senses .
            Personally I pray that happens before I have problems remembering what it is I am praying for , i.e before advanced stages of Alzheimer`s . I hope the Lord grants me that grace .

          • takunda nigel

            You lost the election after predicting a landslide .You follow an usurper so you have nothing to say about Justice .

    • selibona nya bakithi!

      you suffer from neurodevelopmental disorders.You body(hopefully) looks like of a fully grown adult but you have brains of a 5 month old infant.How you even manage to write on such platform is beyond my phantoming.It even eludes those who only use common sense with no education at all!

      • takunda nigel

        You deal in echos of your inner voice .You delude yourself that “I FIX THEM ” . All signs of incepient insanity are present and abservable in your communications or attempts at the same .

      • takunda nigel

        So you see how stupid you are :: you say my mind is similar to that of 5 month olds . Then you can not explain how I manage to be on the forum . Contradiction . Ever heard of proof by contradiction ? Think it out , wangu .

  • BonzoReChihuta

    Mashaya zvekunyora nhayi!

    • Joy

      If he said it, the editor has done well to inform us, I missed some of Biti`s utterances.