Biti, who upon his appointment as minister in 2009 described his job as the “worst in the world”, told a civic society constitutional briefing on Wednesday afternoon that he had lost touch with life.
“Zimbabwe is the lowest on the happiness index, some of us, you can look at me, I have lost weight because every day I have war veterans, civil servants and Robert Mugabe and all kinds of nonsense that impinge on my right in pursuit of happiness,” said Biti in a jocular manner to much laughter from his audience.
“I used to play golf, I used to support Black Rhinos, I don’t know how all that ended. I don’t know the last time I have ever been to a night club. My right to pursue happiness has really been infringed. I used to phone girls but all that is gone and I don’t think it’s fair.”
Biti who appeared at the meeting in black faded jeans, a red and black sweater and his trade mark Scottish cap appeared to have indeed lost a significant amount of weight. Biti is a staunch English premier league club Arsenal supporter.