Finance Minister Mr. Tendai Biti, who is also MDC-T Secretary General has refused to condemn illegal sanctions on the country and has vowed never to sign the anti-sanctions petition after being presented the document by youths from a local anti-sanctions lobby group.Scores of youths from the Anti-sanctions Trust visited Mr. Biti at his offices in Harare where they presented him with the anti-sanctions petition document so that he could append his signature.
Mr. Biti however refused to sign the document claiming the campaign has nothing to do with his party.
Mr. Biti claimed that the best his party could do for Zimbabwe was to sign the Global Political Agreement.
â€œThat petition has nothing to do with the MDC-T; itâ€™s a Zanu PF document ….we signed the GPA, thatâ€™s for Zimbabweans,â€ claimed Mr. Biti.
President of the Anti-sanctions Trust, Mr. Fanuel Mutasa said as a Zimbabwean, Mr. Biti should show that he has the peopleâ€™s interests at heart, adding that his refusal to sign the document is a clear testimony of how anti-people his partyâ€™s policies are.
â€œMr Bitiâ€™s refusal clearly shows everyone that the MDC-T has nothing to offer to the generality of Zimbabweans,â€ said Mr. Mutasa.
In February this year, the whistle blower website Wiki Leaks revealed that the MDC-T has been working with the European Union on determining what kind of sanctions should be imposed on Zimbabwe.
Despite the MDC-T claiming that it has no control over the Westâ€™s sanctions on the country, Mr. Biti was fingered out as being responsible for communicating with the US embassy in London, Britain and Washingtonâ€™s State Department which is the USâ€™s foreign affairs headquarters.
The Wiki-Leaks revelations corroborated claims by former British Foreign Affairs Secretary, David Miliband, who last year declared that London received direction from the MDC-T on how to conduct its sanctions policy.