Biti To Attend Zimbabwe Interparty Talks

MDC spokesperson Nelson Chamisa said Wednesday Biti would be in good shape for the talks.

Asked if the accident by Biti would not derail the process, Chamisa said, “Not at all. Biti would be very much available for the talks.”

Biti was involved in a sideswipe with a truck travelling opposite direction near Chegutu, some 100 km from Harare, on Tuesday night.

The accident completely wrecked his car. He is said to have been alone in the accident.

The accident and subsequent hospitalization of the MDC secretary general and party chief negotiator in the talks left doubt on the
resumption of the crucial process.

According to his party, Biti is currently recovering at a private hospital in Harare.

RadioVop could not physically establish his current condition but Chamisa said he is “amazingly stable”.

Talks aimed at resolving outstanding issues to the Global Political Agreement resume on Thursday following a commitment by the three
parties in government to conclude the protracted process once and for all by month-end March.

Last week, Zimbabwe’s principals to the GPA instructed their negotiating teams to attend to all outstanding issues during deliberations scheduled for March 25, 26 and 29.

The teams are expected to present a report to South African President Jacob Zuma who is supervising the process, by March 31 before a
comprehensive report is forwarded to Mozambican President Armando Guebuza, who chairs the SADC organ of politics, defence and security.

Justice Minister Patrick Chinamasa, a negotiator from President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu PF party, said he learnt of the accident when reached for comment by RadioVop on Wednesday morning.

He said he hoped the talks would continue.