Douglas Mwonzora the President of MDC T said, Tendai Biti has anger management issues.
This comes after Tendai Biti’s scathingly attacked Alena Douhan, United Nations Special Rapporteur on unilateral coercive measures, before and after she delivered her report on the impact of sanctions on Zimbabwe.
The MDC Alliance Vice President Tendai Biti who was one of those that went out of their way to rally for sanctions against Zimbabwe was clearly infuriated by the UN envoy’s report.
Mwonzora said he had to personally apologise to Alena Douhan for the racist remarks and comments she was subjected to by the likes of Tendai Biti and the MDC Alliance.
“They were racist to her, they attacked her before she even set foot in Zimbabwe” Mwonzora said.
“That behaviour displayed by Biti and his colleagues is not representative of Zimbabweans”
“Tendai Biti has serious anger management issues”
Alena Douhan’s report pointed out that Western sanctions have caused a devastating impact on Zimbabwe’s economy, thereby undermining the enjoyment of human rights by the people of Zimbabwe, a United Nations envoy has said.
Human rights violated by the sanctions include the right to life, right to food, right to health, right to development, right to education and economic and cultural rights, as a result of the Zimbabwean government’s reduced funding due to the sanctions.
This is one of the key findings made by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on unilateral coercive measures, Alena Douhan, in her preliminary report released at the end of a 12-day visit to Zimbabwe.
Consequently, she called for the lifting of the unilateral Western sanctions against Zimbabwe and for dialogue among key stakeholders.
The West, led by Britain and the United States, imposed the sanctions on Zimbabwe over differences with Zimbabwe on its land reform program. While the EU has eased the sanctions over the years, the United States and Britain continue to maintain the sanctions on the country.