Articles tagged 'biti'

Biti sticks the boot into Zanu PF-led govt 21 October 2017 HARARE - Former Finance minister Tendai Laxton Biti has no kind words for President Robert Mugabe's government which he said cannot be expected to fix Zimbabwe's problems and he tells Deputy Chief Writer Tendai Kamhungira in this interview that it would be foolhardy to expect the regime to mend t...
Biti savages Chinamasa 19 October 2017 HARARE – Former Finance minister Tendai Biti is of the view that his successor, Patrick Chinamasa, should take the blame for the economic crisis that followed the liquidation of the government of national unity in 2013. A lawyer by profession, Chinamasa took over from Biti — also a legal pract...
Former Finance ministers speak on economic rot 1 October 2017 HARARE - Two of Zimbabwe’s former Finance ministers who served at critical junctures in the history of the country’s economy are seeing the nation’s economic prospects worsening if President Robert Mugabe gets re-elected in 2018. The two former ministers are Simba Makoni, who served as Finance...
Tsvangirai named coalition leader 6 August 2017 HARARE - The country's opposition yesterday ended months of speculation and bickering when it finally launched the much-awaited grand coalition which would be led by former labour union leader and MDC president, Morgan Tsvangirai. Conspicuous by their absence at yesterday's historic event were...
Mbeki in mysterious visit 2 August 2017 HARARE - Former South African president Thabo Mbeki — who brokered unity government talks in 2008 — on Monday quietly jetted into the country on a private visit to meet with President Robert Mugabe. His visit has fuelled speculation that the politician, who served as the second post-apartheid ...
Enact law to restrict Mugabe trips: Biti 8 June 2017 HARARE - Opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) president Tendai Biti has said government must enact a law that restricts President Robert Mugabe from excessive foreign travel. Mugabe's voyages to international conferences such as the ongoing UN ocean summit have courted the ire of critics...
'Filthy Zim cities depict war-torn zones' 6 June 2017 HARARE - Former Finance minister Tendai Biti's People's Democratic Party (PDP) has said Zimbabwe's filthy cities now depict the situation in war-torn countries. This comes after Tourism minister Walter Mzembi recently publicly expressed his annoyance at the country's worsening rot, which he sa...
Mugabe king of dictators: Biti 27 May 2017 HARARE - Opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) leader Tendai Biti has slammed President Robert Mugabe, labelling the 93-year-old as the “king” and “Pope of all African dictators who just but created a crisis that needs dynamic leadership to deal with”. The former Finance minister told his...
Code sets terms for Tsvangirai, Mujuru 18 February 2017 HARARE - Opposition political parties united under the Coalition for Democrats (Code) banner have insisted that MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai and Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) interim president Joice Mujuru can only join them on an equal basis. This comes as the People's Democratic Party (PDP) le...
Biti to present state of the economy address 8 December 2016 HARARE - Opposition PDP president Tendai Biti  is due to present the State of the Economy Address (Sea) tomorrow in response to President Robert Mugabe's uninspiring, puerile and damp squib State of the Nation Address delivered to Parliament on Tuesday. Biti's address comes a day after Finance...
Too late to adopt rand: Biti 12 June 2016 HARARE - Former Finance minister Tendai Biti is having a laugh but laced with a tinge of disappointment. In 2010, during the inclusive government era, Biti suggested Zimbabwe join the Rand Monetary Union (RMU) as a way of adopting the South Africa Rand instead of using a basket of multiple cur...
'RBZ still printing money' 13 April 2016 HARARE - Former Finance minister Tendai Biti says government is illegally printing money in the form of Treasury Bills (TBs) to honour its debts. A TB is a short-term debt obligation backed by a government with a given maturity, in most countries the promissory notes are issued with a maturity...
'Mugabe blows $20m on trips' 12 April 2016 HARARE - Former Finance minister and People's Democratic Party (PDP) leader Tendai Biti has sensationally claimed that President Robert Mugabe has this year alone blown almost $20 million on foreign trips. Biti, who was the Finance minister during the inclusive government era from 2009 to 2013...
2016 National Budget: What Zim needs 26 November 2015 HARARE - As the country prepares for the presentation of the 2016 National Budget, it is hard to imagine any period in the history of this country when the economy has been in such a structural comatose and disequilibrium. [GoogleAd] Never too has economic failure and fatalism been hid and ...
Court stays ruling on corporal punishment 12 November 2015 HARARE - The Constitutional Court (Con-Court) has reserved judgment on an application challenging the continued use of judiciary corporal punishment on convicted male juveniles. The suit, filed by Tendai Biti, who was representing a 15-year-old boy convicted on rape charges, argued that judici...
Parly speaker snubs MDC MP recall bid 15 November 2014 HARARE – Jacob Mudenda, the National Assembly Speaker, yesterday dismissed a request by Morgan Tsvangirai’s MDC to recall  18 lawmakers from Parliament. Douglas Mwonzora, the MDC secretary general, last week wrote to Mudenda informing him of the MDC congress resolution to recall the MPs that c...
Getting it right on Biti 15 November 2014 HARARE – On 7 April 2014, we published an article headed: Tsvangirai Plot; Dossier claims Biti working with Zanu PF, Western donors fingered in conspiracy. The story in question made certain allegations against Honourable Tendai Biti relating to his alleged links with Zanu PF and alleged misap...
Civic leader warns Tsvangirai, Biti 29 July 2014 HARARE - Rights defender and civic society leader, Dewa Mavinga, has warned the MDC that it risks losing relevance if does not quickly rectify problems engulfing the party. Mavhinga's warning comes amid a messy fallout over leadership renewal. “The people's respect and trust is earned on th...
MDC rebels unveil signature party colour 29 July 2014 HARARE - The Tendai Biti-led rebels have officially adopted the orange colour as the party's official colour. Jacob Mafume, spokesperson for the renewal team, told a news conference after a national working committee meeting at the weekend, that his party has adopted the orange colour. “A l...
'MDC infighting weakens Zanu PF challenge' 25 July 2014 HARARE - Infighting within Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC which has culminated in another split of the 15-year-old political party has weakened the opposition party's fight against Zanu PF, analysts have said. The squabbles between senior members of the party have seen expulsions and counter expulsio...
'Biti messed up' 10 July 2014 HARARE - Tendai Biti's  attempt to overthrow Morgan Tsvangirai outside congress and head off an alleged imminent transformation of the MDC into a “fiefdom for the opposition leader” was blatantly unconstitutional, a top MDC policy chief has said. Months before an extraordinary congress to put ...
Tsvangirai reveals all 7 July 2014 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai says the MDC made a huge error by contesting in the 2013 elections when it was clear there was going to be large-scale electoral rigging. President Robert Mugabe and his Zanu PF party won the elections with a massive majority but the MDC maintained ...
Biti under fire 2 July 2014 HARARE - The wisdom or otherwise of Tendai Biti’s MDC rebels going ahead with a disputed disciplinary hearing against opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai on Friday, despite the High Court putting the process on hold, continues to raise heated debate among Zimbabweans. While many legal experts ...
Renewal Team's kindergarten politics 1 July 2014 HARARE - The blatant contempt of court by expelled MDC secretary-general Tendai Biti's rebels who went ahead with a purported disciplinary hearing against opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai on Friday, despite a High Court order stopping the charade, not only exposes the so-called renewal team fo...
Biti political project stuttering 30 June 2014 HARARE - The group of MDC rebels took their game to Harare Showgrounds on Saturday, were the attendance clearly underlined the failure of their rebellion. Here is how and why. Less than 300 people attended the meeting, which the Tendai Biti group had hoped to make a massive statement and im...