Articles tagged 'tendai biti'

'Slash bigwigs' appetite for extravagant life' - Biti 21 October 2018 HARARE - The Daily News on Sunday's Pauline Hurungudo sits down for a wide-ranging interview with former Finance minister Tendai Biti, who is also the deputy national chairperson for the MDC, about the state of the economy. Find below excerpts of the interview. Q: What do you make of the 2 per...
Biti tears into Mthuli Ncube 20 October 2018 HARARE - Opposition kingpin Tendai Biti has lashed Finance minister Mthuli Ncube for his “wrong economic prescriptions” for the country. This comes after Ncube's recent policy measures — which include the introduction of an unpopular two cents per dollar transaction tax — were roundly rejected...
Biti seeks stay of prosecution 18 October 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance deputy chairperson Tendai Biti wants proceedings in a case he is charged on “trumped-up charges” of allegedly declaring opposition leader Nelson Chamisa the winner of the presidential election in alleged contravention of electoral laws stayed until the High Court hears his a...
Biti suffering traumatic disorder 27 September 2018 HARARE - Veteran lawyer and opposition kingpin Tendai Biti is struggling to cope with the post-July 30 violence to the extent that he needs therapy and counselling services, the magistrates' court was told yesterday. Biti said the traumatic disorder came as a result of the harrowing experience...
Zacc abusing me, says Biti 8 September 2018 HARARE - Former Finance minister Tendai Biti has said the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) is being used by President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government to politically persecute him. Biti said this following pronouncement by Zacc that the anti-graft body was set to probe, among other ca...
Anti Corruption Commission targets Biti, big firms 6 September 2018 HARARE - Bruising legal and political wars could explode soon after it emerged yesterday that former Finance minister Tendai Biti and a number of well-known businesspeople are among a stellar list of individuals and companies which are being targeted for investigation by the Zimbabwe Anti Corrupt...
Ninth Parly bound to fail says Biti 6 September 2018 HARARE - Members of the Ninth Parliament were sworn in yesterday with former Finance minister Tendai Biti painting a gloomy picture of its prospects of success owing to what he termed a “crisis of legitimacy”. Speaking to the Daily News soon after taking oath yesterday, Biti insisted that Pres...
Zacc targets Biti, big firms 6 September 2018 HARARE - A bruising legal and political wars could explode soon after it emerged yesterday that former Finance minister Tendai Biti and a number of well-known businesspeople are among a stellar list of individuals and companies which are being targeted for investigation by the Zimbabwe Anti Corru...
Biti's court challenge thrown out 1 September 2018 HARARE - A Harare magistrate yesterday threw out a challenge by MDC Alliance official Tendai Biti who was contesting the authority of Zimbabwean courts to prosecute him arguing he was unconstitutionally removed from Zambia where he was seeking asylum. Magistrate Francis Mapfumo concurred with ...
Biti, Ncube to re-join main MDC 31 August 2018 HARARE - The Nelson Chamisa-led MDC is reuniting with its former secretaries-general — Welshman Ncube and Tendai Biti. Ncube and Biti, who ditched the main MDC, then under Morgan Tsvangirai’s leadership in 2005 and 2014 respectively, are expected to land senior positions at the party’s electiv...
Biti ruling today 31 August 2018 HARARE - Biti challenged the authority of the Zimbabwean courts to prosecute him arguing that he was “abducted” from the Zambian government where he had sought asylum under unconstitutional means. Biti is being charged with contravening the Electoral Act by prematurely announcing the election ...
'Biti's lawyer tortured' 21 August 2018 HARARE - One of the lawyers representing MDC Alliance senior official Tendai Biti was allegedly tortured by police as he tried to pursue State agents who had seized the former Finance minister. Unite Saizi of the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights had his car tyres deflated, cell phone confisca...
Biti case: 'Police fabricated documents' 18 August 2018 HARARE - Police “cooked up” documents used to drag MDC Alliance principal Tendai Biti from Zambia, where he had sought asylum, a court heard yesterday. This was revealed by Biti's lawyer, Beatrice Mtetwa who appeared together with Alec Muchadehama and Harrison Nkomo during the continuation of ...
Biti denies acting unlawfully 17 August 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance principal Tendai Biti, who is being charged for prematurely announcing presidential election results acted lawfully in accordance with provisions of the Electoral Act, a court heard yesterday. Biti was represented by Beatrice Mtetwa, Alec Muchadehama and Harrison Nkomo wh...
Cop wants Biti nailed 16 August 2018 HARARE - A senior police officer who arrested one of the MDC Alliance kingpins, Tendai Biti, yesterday told the court to throw out an application challenging his arrest which he insisted was lawful. The State's star witness chief superintendent Jealous Nyabasa, however, admitted that he ignore...
Alliance was strategic but poorly designed' 15 August 2018 HARARE - After successive defeats at the hands of the ruling Zanu PF party, the MDC as the biggest opposition party in the country was urged to form a grand coalition that would fight from one corner. The call was so loud that the late MDC president Morgan Tsvangirai initiated the project and ...
BREAKING NEWS: Tendai Biti arrested 8 August 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance principal Tendai Biti has been arrested at the Zimbabwe-Zambian border. Biti who is on police wanted list was set to seek political asylum in Zambia his lawyer said. Tendai Biti [Adz] [GoogleAd]
Zim won't get support after Zanu PF 'steals' victory: Biti 6 August 2018 HARARE - “We're going to fight this,” Tendai Biti said grimly after the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) announced a landslide victory for the ruling Zanu PF in last Monday's elections. “The fascists are trying to steal this election, but we won't accept it,” said the veteran opposition lea...
Crackdown on MDC leaders 3 August 2018 HARARE - Officials from the MDC Alliance were on tenterhooks yesterday as police embarked on what appeared to be a crackdown on those perceived to have been behind midweek protests, which degenerated into violence — killing six people. [Adz]
Chiwenga on Biti assassination claims 2 August 2018 HARARE - Vice President Constantino Chiwenga yesterday angrily rejected an MDC Alliance allegation that he was plotting to assassinate presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa and his alliance partner Tendai Biti, dismissing the allegations as hallucinations of a man high on weed. This comes afte...
Court throws out Biti's presidential ballot challenge 28 July 2018 HARARE - The High Court has thrown out a bid by Tendai Biti's People's Democratic Party (PDP) to force the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) to change the ballot papers that will be used in the presidential elections on Monday. High Court judge David Mangota on Thursday dismissed the applica...
Court bars Mukupe from disrupting Biti's rallies 28 July 2018 HARARE - Deputy Finance minister and aspiring Zanu PF legislator for Harare East constituency Terence Mukupe has been banned from disrupting the opposition MDC Alliance’s political party campaigns. Mukupe, squaring off with  the MDC Alliance‘s candidate Tendai Biti and other smaller candidates...
Biti, Chamisa poll remarks not helpful 16 July 2018 HARARE - The recent threats by both the MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa and Tendai Biti, who leads the People's Democratic Party, one of the fringe parties in an alliance with the MDC, of announcing the results of this month national elections ahead of the Zimbabwe Electoral Co...
MDC manifesto launch beamed live on ZBC 8 June 2018 HARARE - State broadcaster, the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC), broke with tradition yesterday when it beamed live the MDC Alliance's 2018 election manifesto launch. It was a rare broadcast in a country where television has been tightly controlled by the State, which has previously sh...
Zanu PF mobilises against MDC demo 4 June 2018 HARARE - A showdown is looming between the ruling party and the MDC over a planned demonstration by the latter with the Zanu PF youth league vowing to shut the opposition out of the capital city if they proceed with tomorrow's protest. The Zanu PF youth wing's reaction follows an announcement ...