Biti launches law firm

HARARE - Tendai Biti, the former Finance minister has gone back to his law roots.

The fiery MDC secretary general has launched his law firm, just over five years after quitting Honey and Blackenberg.

Biti told the Daily News yesterday that he has with immediate effect resumed practice as a lawyer at his new firm, Tendai Biti Law.

“We intend to provide a niche service that recognises the 18 years that I had done at Honey and Blackenberg and the five years I did in charge of finance in government,” Biti told the Daily News.

“I have serious links with the international financial services and I have a rich knowledge of the law.
“Now that we have a new government, it is lawyers like us who will be testing the new Constitution. I felt it was time for me to make a start on my own. It’s going to be my home for a long time to come,” said Biti, speaking from his new offices in Milton Park.

Asked how he will balance his law firm duties and his party duties, Biti said he was a hard worker and would cope.

“I am still the secretary-general of the MDC,” he said.

“But I have just come back home to practice law. At least I am outside government where I can breathe fresh air. I have had so many options. I was offered incredible opportunities internationally but I opted to be home because the struggle is incomplete."

“My law firm will give me a solid base to operate from.”

Comments (44)

Tendai, you are a blessing to this country. God bless you and best of luck with your new journey fellow wananchi

Ethan Hawk - 19 November 2013

You are blessed Biti go ahead, nyika ndeyedu kunyange Zanu Poor & Failures vachirwira nhaka yeachiri kufema ki ki ki

zwe - 19 November 2013

chickens are coming home to roost

laughy - 19 November 2013

Good luck Mr. Biti.

Florence Chihuri - 19 November 2013

God bless you Zikomo. all the best.

mkhokheli - 19 November 2013

Thats the way to go,Tendai.With donors turning into misers and all that,you know,kids might starve,you know...

mascara - 19 November 2013

Gweta guru, vachakuzeza wamai, BEST LAWYER, much support from us, go on

garwe - 19 November 2013

That is the good way to go man. Count me in as one of your customers. I will definitely get in touch. You have shown that not only can you talk and lead but you can put it in action. It will come handy and give some the scarce jobs. You are an Assert not only to the party but to the country.

Gwenaz - 19 November 2013

I am playing Thomas Mapfumo's song Chamunorwa whilst I am reading this story. Chamunorwa we , Chamunorwa iwe, kungange mukandireva inga munonditya. Mapepa kudo ndonyora inga munondiziva. I dedicate the song to you Tendai I am happy for you wish you well in all your endevours

Gwenaz - 19 November 2013

INTERNATUONAL yaizonetsa nehurwere uyu. Ofcourse u will make money granted mdc-t is full of non law abiding citizens.

WORST OF LUCK - 19 November 2013

Why your full name why not Tendbit law hehehehe ko tsvangirai achadzokera kunodini hehehe

critic - 19 November 2013

Biti isimbi yebasa ndiani angati pwe

freedom - 19 November 2013

progressive forces building the nation .now creating jobs (law firm),upholding the rule of law (defending the right behavior and condemning hypocrisy).u c this is a gud move but only available to the educated ones what about our illiterate mp and minsters what will they do after gvt contracts expires ,maybe building a thug brigade to rob banks and vendors .Honorable MP Biti we 100% behind you

maisvokwadzo - 19 November 2013

progressive forces building the nation .now creating jobs (law firm),upholding the rule of law (defending the right behavior and condemning hypocrisy).u c this is a gud move but only available to the educated ones what about our illiterate mp and minsters what will they do after gvt contracts expires ,maybe building a thug brigade to rob banks and vendors .Honorable MP Biti we 100% behind you

maisvokwadzo - 19 November 2013

I like the fact that most of the messages are wellwishing ones Good on all of you. We need this kind of attitute and support towards one another. Nyangwe Mwari pakadai anopindira.

critic - 19 November 2013

Inga zvakaoma, tendai biti ilawyer zvechokwadi here? Ko seyi aingorega vamwe vake vachingofiler mapetitions asina chaakaburitsa? Airega neyi kuudzawo mukuru vake donzwa tsvangison zvinodiwa pamutemo? So its clear kuti tsvangison is now a lonely wounded jackal. Wotosimbirira pachigaro tsvangs becoz mamaintenance angakunetsa kubhadara aya. Zvakaoma weduwee!!!

Takeiteasy Marcaves - 19 November 2013

Biti has failed totally as a politician. He will be remembered for his bootlicking of Mugabe - the infamous "Mugabe is a fountain of stability: a fountain of knowledge". And tha sanctions against ZanuPF are not working and should be lifted. It is a good thing the MDC-T did not get into power. What a bunch of morons.

Musona - 19 November 2013

All the best Mkoma Tindo

Perspex - 19 November 2013

Mr T Biti thumps up for the job well done in handling the state purse you was so profound that Zanu pf tasted your brilliance.If you had played it wrongly they were after yourself to be locked. Democrats minded people like the MDC -T officials are closely monitored to be caught on the wrong side of the law and goaled.But Mr Biti i am asking you not to be power hungry because space and time for ,you ,to be th President lies ahead,the same to Chamisa , but if you want to be very critical about democracy you may lose the game plan.We people we say Tsvangirai is still the face of the party; and he give headaches to both Mugabe and his cronies.So the best thing is to remove Zanu pf and the focus on the way forward.Have a look on ANC ,Mandela was given the chance to stand as the candidate and he scored to end apartheid.So don`t count Morgan as a failure, because we the electorate may end up thinking you are claiming that elections were rigged for nothing even the outside world may agree with us. Welshman,was confused by the media and the CIO guys where is he now.To be very honest and straight forward,if you topple Tsvangirai you are heading for a downfall. Going back into law practice will make you very sharp because great leaders are molded there like Mandela,Sir Khama and Mwanawasa Levy. But you must be always adamant as you used to be when it comes to decision making - it produces sound decision. Guys we are behind the MDC - T FOREVER and we value the existence of the party.Don`t fight yourselves,like what is happening in Zanu pf.But guys make sure our party structures are sorted out in each and every corner of the country.It is very pathetic that we went for the poll whilst Zanu pf boasted of having many unopposed councilors in Mashonaland provinces and Midlands. So that scenario must be avoided, so frequent visits by top officials and holding rallies is he key to success in polls.

True Democracy - 19 November 2013

Mr T Biti thumps up for the job well done in handling the state purse you was so profound that Zanu pf tasted your brilliance.If you had played it wrongly they were after yourself to be locked. Democrats minded people like the MDC -T officials are closely monitored to be caught on the wrong side of the law and goaled.But Mr Biti i am asking you not to be power hungry because space and time for ,you ,to be th President lies ahead,the same to Chamisa , but if you want to be very critical about democracy you may lose the game plan.We people we say Tsvangirai is still the face of the party; and he give headaches to both Mugabe and his cronies.So the best thing is to remove Zanu pf and the focus on the way forward.Have a look on ANC ,Mandela was given the chance to stand as the candidate and he scored to end apartheid.So don`t count Morgan as a failure, because we the electorate may end up thinking you are claiming that elections were rigged for nothing even the outside world may agree with us. Welshman,was confused by the media and the CIO guys where is he now.To be very honest and straight forward,if you topple Tsvangirai you are heading for a downfall. Going back into law practice will make you very sharp because great leaders are molded there like Mandela,Sir Khama and Mwanawasa Levy. But you must be always adamant as you used to be when it comes to decision making - it produces sound decision. Guys we are behind the MDC - T FOREVER and we value the existence of the party.Don`t fight yourselves,like what is happening in Zanu pf.But guys make sure our party structures are sorted out in each and every corner of the country.It is very pathetic that we went for the poll whilst Zanu pf boasted of having many unopposed councilors in Mashonaland provinces and Midlands. So that scenario must be avoided, so frequent visits by top officials and holding rallies is he key to success in polls.

True Democracy - 19 November 2013

Mr T Biti thumps up for the job well done in handling the state purse you was so profound that Zanu pf tasted your brilliance.If you had played it wrongly they were after yourself to be locked. Democrats minded people like the MDC -T officials are closely monitored to be caught on the wrong side of the law and goaled.But Mr Biti i am asking you not to be power hungry because space and time for ,you ,to be th President lies ahead,the same to Chamisa , but if you want to be very critical about democracy you may lose the game plan.We people we say Tsvangirai is still the face of the party; and he give headaches to both Mugabe and his cronies.So the best thing is to remove Zanu pf and the focus on the way forward.Have a look on ANC ,Mandela was given the chance to stand as the candidate and he scored to end apartheid.So don`t count Morgan as a failure, because we the electorate may end up thinking you are claiming that elections were rigged for nothing even the outside world may agree with us. Welshman,was confused by the media and the CIO guys where is he now.To be very honest and straight forward,if you topple Tsvangirai you are heading for a downfall. Going back into law practice will make you very sharp because great leaders are molded there like Mandela,Sir Khama and Mwanawasa Levy. But you must be always adamant as you used to be when it comes to decision making - it produces sound decision. Guys we are behind the MDC - T FOREVER and we value the existence of the party.Don`t fight yourselves,like what is happening in Zanu pf.But guys make sure our party structures are sorted out in each and every corner of the country.It is very pathetic that we went for the poll whilst Zanu pf boasted of having many unopposed councilors in Mashonaland provinces and Midlands. So that scenario must be avoided, so frequent visits by top officials and holding rallies is he key to success in polls.

True Democracy - 19 November 2013

Most African politicians go into politics to make money. Biti went in to serve and he knows how to go back to his other alternative. Some medical doctors who went into politics and stayed for centuries can not even run a village clinic now. Good example Biti.

Chenjerai Hove - 19 November 2013

I made so much money as finance minister now I can set up my own tings. I wil represent Chematama kana apatight

Biti Tindo - 19 November 2013

Tendai TB Law Maybe you should have retired and start spending the wealth that you amassed in government. We hear you competed with Obert Mpofu buying every lodge in town and hotel. You're a big player in real estate and the farm in Unwinsidale. You guys you mage big monies in that GNU thing

TB Law - 19 November 2013

Biti you failed as a lawyer to represent the Civil Aviation Air Traffic Controllers iwe so go and hang wakadja mari mahara until all the Air Traffic Controllers went to hide in the diaspora....Pfutseke

Clemence Tashaya - 20 November 2013

simbi inogaya dzimwe simbi Tendai Biti

hameno kuti vachatii - 20 November 2013

Tendai Biti, u are a hero brother. I like your thought, "...to test the new constitution for the new government...". You have fought a war brother, you are fighting well and like you just said, the struggle continues, aluta continua! Respect to you mate. Someone who took over your position in Finance is messing up, no budget upto now, or just to put the point straight, no budget at all. Its disaster, we are watching from the terraces....

Kauchy - 20 November 2013

i could see it during our university days that you were poised fro great things, keep it up

churucheminzwa - 20 November 2013

tibvire apa murwere, dai watoita zveku supplier vamwe vako ma ARV u were going to add value to the country.

CDE KAKATWA TSVANCRY - 20 November 2013

all the way, 100% backing. be blessed.

tanaka - 20 November 2013

bla blah, which international organisation needed a puppet who defecated in the refrigerator. May be you are referring to the protesters in cape town who were throwing there human waste at the airport.

reason - 20 November 2013

I have great respect for the gentleman. Wish you well my learned brother

Mugaradziko Stalin - 20 November 2013

Haiwawo!!! Makakoniwa

nyakudirwa - 20 November 2013

thumps up man.the power of education now in full use but advise your fellows to do the same and dont forget to pay tribute to the hero of education CDE RG MUGABE.ndapedza

WEKANYI - 20 November 2013

thumps up man.the power of education now in full use but advise your fellows to do the same and dont forget to pay tribute to the hero of education CDE RG MUGABE.ndapedza

WEKANYI - 20 November 2013

You are truly an inspiration its a pity MDC did not have a president with Brains like you, I can surely say if you were the President of the party MDC would havebee far, Good luckand God Bless you..

Mfana Ka Sobhuku... - 21 November 2013

Good luck Mukanya tinoziva munobudirira.

Gore - 21 November 2013

that's life,it still goes on

vengai sava - 21 November 2013

Be blessed honourable, us the wananchi are still in the struggle!

Ndofa Ndareva - 21 November 2013

Biti as the secretary general played a significant role in his party's failure to dislodge zanu. Now he wants to hang on to that post whilst setting up a new business? This is a recipe for disaster as we head towards 2018. The mdc right now needs a full-time secretary general to prepare the party for 2018 otherwise this country is doomed. Biti should just sacrifice another 4 or so years and be in the trenches full time if things are to change. There will be time enough after that for him to go back to his profession.

Pretty - 22 November 2013

and then what

Cde Chimedza Nemburungwe - 25 November 2013

keep it up and work harder than before.

ben guveya - 26 November 2013

God bless you, and keep up with the good work. your client, 20+ years ago.

Max Dube Manyika - 23 October 2014

iam a client.. you good TB

ashirai m mawere - 17 December 2015

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