Articles tagged 'tendai biti'

Biti sees potential $100bn economy 21 April 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's opposition could expand the size of the economy more than fivefold to $100 billion within eight years if it wins this year's elections, a former Finance minister said. The first elected government since Robert Mugabe stepped down in late 2017 under pressure from the militar...
Biti attacks Zanu PF over fake promises 26 March 2018 HARARE - As the country hurtles towards the watershed 2018 elections, with less than four months to go, People's Democratic Party (PDP) leader Tendai Biti has attacked Zanu PF for failing to fulfil promises it made to the electorate in the run up to the 2013 election. While Zanu PF seeks to ex...
MDC Alliance govt to scrap bond notes 13 March 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa has said his administration will bring an end to cash shortages and scrap bond notes once elected into office. He told a campaign rally in Victoria Falls last Friday that Zimbabwe's “bond note” currency — introduced by toppled despo...
Looters give ED govt first test 4 March 2018 HARARE - The new government of President Emmerson Mnangagwa, which has pitched the fight against corruption on top of its agenda, faces its first test in two weeks time when the extended deadline for those who externalised money and assets comes to an end. Mnangagwa issued a three-month morato...
Gutu, Biti tussle for Hre East 20 January 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance has been thrown into a fresh crisis after opposition political heavyweights Obert Gutu and Tendai Biti are set to collide after both declared interest in contesting the Harare East parliamentary seat. Gutu, who is spokesperson for the MDC, is eyeing Harare East constituen...
Chamisa slammed over US trip 22 December 2017 HARARE - Zanu PF MP for Buhera South Joseph Chinotimba has reprimanded MDC legislator for Kuwadzana East Nelson Chamisa, saying as a pastor he must not be globetrotting bad-mouthing the country. Chinotimba told legislators that Chamisa must clarify to the National Assembly the purpose of his v...
'Lift US sanctions temporarily to snatch Zanu PF scapegoat' 15 December 2017 HARARE - The United States (US) President Donald Trump must temporarily lift long-standing sanctions against Zimbabwe to undercut a massive government exercise in dishonesty that the targeted measures are at the root of all economic problems and a cash crunch that has forced the government to del...
MDC Alliance lobbies Washington 14 December 2017 HARARE - The MDC Alliance on Tuesday described the intervention by the military in the country’s political affairs as an illegal and illegitimate transfer of power from one faction of the ruling Zanu PF party to another. Tendai Biti, the People’s Democratic Party leader, who led the MDC Allian...
Acid test for ED - as opposition sharpens knives 14 December 2017 HARARE - The United States has set minimum conditions — predicated on far-reaching reforms —  that President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration must meet if it wants improved diplomatic relations and access to international assistance and cooperation, the Daily News can report. After sweeping...
National Budget pie in the sky: MDC Alliance 9 December 2017 HARARE - The MDC Alliance, a coalition of seven opposition political parties, has said the national budget presented by Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa on Thursday is not feasible, adding that the projected four percent growth is pie in the sky. MDC Alliance policy committee chairperson Ten...
Opposition urges ED to lead by example 26 November 2017 HARARE - Opposition political parties have hailed President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s inaugural speech this week although they urged him to release all those detained so that they have their day in court. MDC Alliance spokesperson Welshman Ncube said the treatment being given to former president Ro...
Mugabe immunity deal questioned 25 November 2017 HARARE - There has been mixed reactions to a secret deal granting immunity from prosecution to former President Robert Mugabe. The 93-year-old ex-president was reportedly granted a $10 million golden handshake, immunity from prosecution and secured assurances that he and his family will be pro...
Abortion must be legalised: Biti 11 October 2017 HARARE - Harare lawyer Tendai Biti has called on the government to legalise abortion, arguing hundreds of girls were dying attempting to illegally terminate pregnancies. Biti said this yesterday while addressing people at a Harare hotel, where the Constitutional Court (Con-Court) was conferred...
Opposition parties not serious on 2018 elections 6 October 2017 EDITOR — The political situation in this country is quite sad and shows that there is no hope that the opposition parties will ever rule this country. The lack of seriousness by the opposition political parties is disheartening. Apart from the squabbles within the coalition or the so-called...
Mujuru, Biti rift widens 2 October 2017 HARARE - The rift between leaders of the National People's Party (NPP) and the People's Democratic Party (PDP) has widened, highlighting the poisoned political atmosphere under which Zimbabwe's opposition parties are trying to negotiate a grand coalition ahead of next year's polls. For long co...
Biti allays PDP split claim 30 September 2017 HARARE - People's Democratic Party (PDP) leader Tendai Biti has allayed claims that his party has split adding that he is leaving the door open for the party's secretary-general Gorden Moyo and his colleagues who purportedly sacked the former Finance minister from the party. Moyo announced on ...
Mujuru wades into Biti party fights 25 September 2017 HARARE - Opposition leader and former vice president, Joice Mujuru, has waded into the Tendai Biti-led People's Democratic Party (PDP) infighting, arguing there is nothing untoward about the latter's secretary-general Gorden Moyo announcing their alliance. Last week, PDP was plunged into chaos...
Biti's PDP burns over MDC Alliance 24 September 2017 HARARE - The much-talked about grand coalition of opposition parties which is seen as the only real chance of bringing to an end President Robert Mugabe and Zanu PF's uninterrupted rule in next year's elections, continues to face challenges with fresh problems rocking Tendai Biti's People's Democ...
Biti set to speak at Obasanjo's book launch 13 September 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe's former Finance minister Tendai Biti will today speak at the launch of a book titled 'Making Africa Work'. The book was co-authored by former Nigerian president chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Greg Mills who heads the Brenthurst Foundation in Johannesburg, Jeffrey Herbst an America...
Biti outlines MDC Alliance economic agenda 5 September 2017 HARARE - The MDC Alliance has said it will present a detailed economic blue print in the near future, former Finance minister Tendai Biti has said. Speaking at the Bulawayo launch of a pre-election pact involving seven political organisations on Saturday, the opposition PDP president said a gr...
Biti to deliver State of the Economy Address 11 August 2017 HARARE - Opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP)’s president Tendai Biti will next week deliver the second edition of the State of the Economy Address (SEA) in Harare at a venue to be announced in due course. The PDP said in a statement, Biti — a former Finance minister — is expected to pro...
Biti to deliver State of the Economy Address 20 July 2017 HARARE - Opposition Peoples' Democratic Party's (PDP) president Tendai Biti will next week deliver the second edition of the State of the Economy Address (SEA) in Harare. It's an attempt by the former Finance minister to “assist in finding a lasting solution to the unpalatable suffering of the...
Confusion surrounds Biti, Mujuru deal 15 July 2017 HARARE - Confusion surrounds an electoral pact between the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the National People’s Party (NPP) whose signing ceremony was aborted at the last minute. Former Vice President Joice Mujuru, who leads the NPP was forced to call off the ceremony when former Finance ...
Tsvangirai, Biti in tricky talks 13 July 2017 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai is engaged in tricky discussions with People's Democratic Party (PDP) leader Tendai Biti as they seek to find common ground and lay the foundation for the formation of a coalition to confront Zanu PF at the forthcoming polls, the Daily News can report. Tsv...
Biti to meet prospective MPs 11 July 2017 HARARE - Opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) president Tendai Biti will today address a seminar of prospective parliamentary candidates at a closed door venue in Harare. The meeting — organised by the elections directorate headed by the national chairperson Lucia Matibenga — will gather...