Articles tagged 'tendai biti'

Zinara bosses squirm  under tough Biti probe 3 April 2019 THE Tendai Biti-led Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (Pac) yesterday accused Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (Zinara) management of attempting to frustrate the committee's efforts to unravel shocking misappropriations of funds.
Biti demands magistrate's recusal 23 January 2019 HARARE - MDC deputy national chairperson Tendai Biti has demanded that magistrate Gloria Takundwa recuses herself from presiding over his trial saying her independence is questionable. Biti, through his lawyers Beatrice Mtetwa and Alec Muchadehama, made the application yesterday after Takundwa...
Biti case brings judiciary under spotlight 30 December 2018 HARARE - The on-going trial of MDC deputy national chairperson Tendai Biti has exposed the politicised and cavalier attitude of a prosecution service that has long been captured by elements that protect and promote the interests of the ruling party, analysts have said. The prosecution service ...
Zim judiciary independence questioned 30 December 2018 HARARE - When MDC deputy national chairperson Tendai Biti was arrested on August 10 as he fled into neighbouring Zambia for announcing false presidential results, he was brought to the Harare Magistrates' Court where he was granted bail. The State did not oppose bail despite the fact Biti was ...
Nine-year-olds register for maternity services 30 December 2018 HARARE - Children as young as nine years of age are registering for maternity services, something that exposes how Zimbabwean communities continue to allow the abuse of the girl child to go unreported. As young as they are, nurses at some of the health institutions  — especially those in extre...
Another twist in Biti's case 15 December 2018 HARARE - The High Court yesterday declined to entertain a referral to the superior court for review of a case that was submitted by Harare magistrate Gloria Takundwa — who recently granted opposition kingpin Tendai Biti permission to have his trial live-streamed on media platforms. This comes ...
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...