High Court outlaws ED government’s illegal tax

High Court outlaws ED government’s illegal tax 1

By Luke Tamborinyoka In a landmark case argued by MDC Vice President Hon. Tendai Biti, the High Court today outlawed government’s two per cent tax on despondent Zimbabweans in a move that vindicated the MDC position that the Mnangagwa government was illegally milking the suffering citizens of this country. In this file photo taken on June 01, 2018 then MDC Alliance Spokesperson Tendai Biti speaks during a press conference during which he announced that Zimbabwe’s opposition parties are calling for electoral reforms ahead of the July 30 general elections and…

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Tendai Biti sues First Mutual over shrinked $15 million retirement package

Tendai Biti sues First Mutual over shrinked $15 million retirement package 2

HARARE – MDC vice president and former finance minister Tendai Biti is suing First Mutual Holdings Limited demanding his retirement package amounting to $15 million. The insurance company had said it would only pay him what was agreed upon attaining his retirement age of 60. Biti said in 1993, while he was a partner in the law firm called Honey and Blanckenberg, his pension contributions were with his consent converted by First Mutual into an annuity policy. “The annuitisation phase commenced with a payment of ZW$15,648.04 and the written projection…

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Biti describes Mthuli Ncube as a ‘trojan horse’ to new dispensation

Biti describes Mthuli Ncube as a ‘trojan horse’ to new dispensation 4

By Nigel Pfunde MDC vice president Tendai Laxton Biti has pointed out Finance minister Mthuli Ncube as the economy’s biggest enemy and an architect of retrogressive policies that do not champion economic growth, Zim Morning Post can reveal. Tendai Biti and Welshman Ncube In an exclusive interview with Zim Morning Post on Thursday, the firebrand politician described Ncube as “The Trojan horse to the regime” and with him in position the “political and economic vertigo” will remain in place. Contextually, a Trojan horse is a person with an intention to…

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Ncube cornered over unexplained forex expenditure

Ncube cornered over unexplained forex expenditure 5

BY VENERANDA LANGA HARARE East legislator Tendai Biti (MDC Alliance) on Thursday last week demanded that Finance minister Mthuli Ncube explain to Parliament where the country’s foreign currency has been going given that the country is facing serious electricity shortages with government blaming the crisis on forex shortages. Zimbabwean Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube (File: AFP) Biti gave a breakdown in the National Assembly of how foreign currency since 2018 and 2019 had been accounted for, revealing how millions of dollars were being spent on unspecified payments by government. He said…

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We need to dialogue: Biti

We need to dialogue: Biti 6

BY OBEY MANAYITI/VENERANDA LANGA MDC deputy president Tendai Biti has warned the country is facing imminent implosion due to President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration’s failure to deal with the deteriorating economic situation. Tendai Biti and Welshman Ncube Biti claimed that the worsening situation showed Mnangagwa’s government has no clue of how to navigate out of the deepening crisis. The former Finance minister during the inclusive government also suggested the disbandment of the central bank, claiming it was at the centre of the economic crisis through failed currency reforms. Related Articles Addressing…

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Africa will come to debt cliff in 2024, warns Zimbabwe’s Tendai Biti

Africa will come to debt cliff in 2024, warns Zimbabwe’s Tendai Biti 7

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Zimbabwe’s former finance minister and MDC vice president Tendai Biti spoke at an OSISA-organised conference on ‘Southern Africa’s Debt Conundrum’ in Johannesburg on Tuesday. Biti warned that African countries face a cataclysm in 2024 when billions in Eurobonds become due, as he highlighted the growth of “insidious players” who practise unethical lending to Africa, led by China. Here is an abridged version of what Biti had to say: “I want to start with the first question that you have asked. What have we learnt from the…

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Biti wins case against Bhasikiti

Biti wins case against Bhasikiti 9

On Jun 28, 2019 18,790 0 By Charles Laiton | NewsDay | MDC vice-president Tendai Biti has won a ZWL$15 180 claim against former Mwenezi East MP Kudakwashe Bhasikiti, who had reneged to fulfil a legal fee agreement signed between the parties over four years ago. Tendai Biti and Welshman Ncube According to court papers, Biti in 2015 and 2016, provided legal services to Bhasikiti which consisted of High Court, Supreme Court and Constitutional Court applications and later presented to him an invoice for the rendered services, but the former…

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High Court orders Kudakwashe Bhasikiti to pay Tendai Biti legal fees

High Court orders Kudakwashe Bhasikiti to pay Tendai Biti legal fees 10

HARARE – Prominent lawyer Tendai Biti has won a ZW$15,000 legal fees claim against former Mwenezi East MP Kudakwashe Bhasikiti. Bhasikiti had reneged to fulfil a legal fee agreement signed between him and Biti over four years ago. In 2015 and 2016, Biti represented Bhasikiti at the High Court, Supreme Court and Constitutional Court and the politician unsuccessfully challenged his expulsion from Zanu PF. The lawyer, who is also the MDC vice president, later presented an invoice to Bhasikiti for services the rendered but the former legislator failed to pay.…

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Biti challenges Ramaphosa – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary

Biti challenges Ramaphosa – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary 12

MDC Vice President Tendai Biti says President Cyril Ramaphosa has a key role to play in resolving the crisis in Zimbabwe. And he warned: ‘If Zimbabwe implodes South Africa will suffer’. Tendai Biti and Welshman Ncube Biti was speaking at the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London at the launch of a book, Democracy Works: Rewiring Politics to Africa’s Advantage, to which he contributed. He said Ramaphosa was in the same position as President Mbeki a decade ago when he helped put in place the Government of National Unity in which…

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Mthuli Ncube fires back at Tendai Biti over searing London criticism

Mthuli Ncube fires back at Tendai Biti over searing London criticism 13

HARARE – Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube on Sunday accused MDC vice president Tendai Biti of “lacking sophistication” following searing criticism of the treasury chief in London. Ncube lost his rag after Biti, a former finance minister, reportedly told a United Kingdom-based internet news website that “Mthuli is a loudmouth that doesn’t have a connection with its brain, and the economy has found him out.” Biti is also quoted as saying: “This is about realism, this is about intelligence and this is about honesty. These three things are lacking in Mthuli…

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