Articles tagged 'tendai biti'

Biti's bail conditions relaxed 13 December 2018 HARARE - MDC deputy national chairperson Tendai Biti yesterday successfully applied for the alteration of his bail conditions, and was granted his passport. Biti is facing two counts of violating the Electoral Act after he allegedly made unofficial or false declaration of poll results for the ...
Biti trial - judiciary's autonomy questioned 12 December 2018 HARARE - The trial of MDC national chairperson Tendai Biti, pictured, who is facing two counts of violating the Electoral Act, opened a can of worms yesterday with the defence team revealing scintillating details of behind-the-scenes manoeuvres that seem to compromise the independence of the Judi...
Biti challenges court's jurisdiction 11 December 2018 HARARE - MDC deputy national chairperson Tendai Biti yesterday challenged the court's jurisdiction to prosecute him, arguing that he was unlawfully brought into the country following his arrest in Zambia. Biti is facing two counts of violating the Electoral Act by making unofficial or false de...
Biti blasts globe-trotting, absent Finance minister 8 December 2018 HARARE - Former Finance minister Tendai Biti has called on Parliament to rein in new Treasury chief Mthuli Ncube for not prioritising debate on the 2019 Budget instead prioritising foreign travel. Describing the action as “disrespect,” Biti, who is also the opposition MDC deputy national chair...
Buy Mnangagwa private jet: Biti 30 November 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe must consider buying President Emmerson Mnangagwa a jet since the cost of his foreign trips on chartered planes was too high as compared to his predecessor Robert Mugabe, former Finance minister Tendai Biti said. “Why do we have to hire a jet for $2 million to $3 million from...
Misa blasts ZBC-TV for Monday blackout 29 November 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC-TV) has been blasted for blacking out part of the live coverage of the commission of inquiry during MDC president Nelson Chamisa and deputy chairperson Tendai Biti's testimonies earlier this week. This comes after the State broadcaster, blacked o...
Chamisa, Biti put in polished show 28 November 2018 HARARE - MDC president Nelson Chamisa and the party vice chairperson Tendai Biti turned the tables on President Emmerson Mnangagwa after putting up a polished show that many in the opposition say exposes Zanu PF as a violent party. Biti and Chamisa, who stand accused of inciting people to demo...
MDC push for talks with ED to end economic turmoil 28 November 2018 HARARE - Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa and one of his key lieutenants, MDC national vice chairperson Tendai Biti, have called for political dialogue with President Emmerson Mnangagwa to end the country's economic turmoil, which they say is impoverishing Zimbabweans.    [Adz]  
41 arrested over Aug 1 post-election violence 14 November 2018 HARARE - Forty one people have been arrested in connection with the August 1 shootings that claimed six people in post-election protests that were met by a military crackdown, detective chief inspector Edmore Muchineripi Runganga told a Commission of Inquiry yesterday. Among the 41 who have be...
Biti demands prosecutor's recusal 13 November 2018 HARARE - MDC deputy national chairperson Tendai Biti has demanded that chief law officer Michael Reza be recused from prosecuting him saying his judicial independence was in question. Reza was appointed by the Prosecutor-General (PG) as the lead prosecutor in Biti's case alongside Tafadzwa Mup...
Govt drags feet on child marriage law 28 October 2018 HARARE - Government is still to formally amend the law to outlaw child marriages, three years after a landmark Constitutional Court ruling that banned the marriage of girls under the age of 18 years. The ruling came after an application by two women — Loveness Mudzuru and Ruvimbo Tsopodzi — wh...
'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...