Zimbabwe

Zim nonsense denying me happiness: Biti

2012-08-03 11:29
Tendai Biti. (AFP, File)

Tendai Biti. (AFP, File)

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Cape Town - Zimbabwean Finance Minister Tendai Biti has expressed worry over the constant visits to his office by war veterans and civil servants demanding money, saying the development has given him sleepless nights and left him wasted.

He said a variety of Zimbabwean "nonsense" had "impinged" on his right "in pursuit of happiness", according to Radio VOP.

Biti, who upon his appointment as minister in 2009 described his job as the "worst in the world", told a civic society constitutional briefing 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.

According to the report, 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.

"I used to play golf, I used to support Black Rhinos [Zimbabwean soccer team], I don't know how all that ended. I don't know the last time I have ever been to a nightclub. 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."
 

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