Tendai Biti

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Tendai Biti said : "There is a crisis in Zimbabwe. There is an implosion, the military are everywhere suffocating people's rights, and people are being abducted tortured, sexually abused," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, August 13, 2020 9:21:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "Journalists and activists are languishing in prison so leadership is required of the region of Cyril Ramaphosa but we find the actions and tantrums of Emmerson Mnangagwa as totally unacceptable and unacceptable denialism," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, August 13, 2020 9:21:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti blamed : “I am not worried about the noise other people make on social media. Twitter following does not necessarily translate into votes. In fact, it only brings massive criticism as it exposes their lies and lack of strategy,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, August 12, 2020 3:34:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti blamed : "I am not worried about the noise other people make on social media. Twitter following does not necessarily translate into votes. In fact, it only brings massive criticism as it exposes their lies and lack of strategy," External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, August 12, 2020 8:03:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti blamed : "I am not worried about the noise other people make on social media. Twitter following does not necessarily translate into votes. In fact, it only brings massive criticism as it exposes their lies and lack of strategy," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, August 12, 2020 2:53:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti told : “So, we cannot be ignored. Zimbabweans cannot be ignored,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, August 11, 2020 4:05:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti added : “So we emphasise democracy over stability because the former is the guarantor of the latter,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, August 11, 2020 4:05:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : “We now look forward to the agenda and the mandate of the team that he (Ramaphosa) has appointed. The details have not been flashed out to us,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, August 10, 2020 11:47:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti told : “So, we cannot be ignored. Zimbabweans cannot be ignored,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, August 10, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti added : “So we emphasise democracy over stability because the former is the guarantor of the latter,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, August 10, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : “We now look forward to the agenda and the mandate of the team that he (Ramaphosa) has appointed. The details have not been flashed out to us,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, August 10, 2020 3:00:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : “We now look forward to the agenda and the mandate of the team that he (Ramaphosa) has appointed. The details have not been flashed out to us,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, August 10, 2020 3:00:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : “On the 31st of July 2018, there was a political party called the MDC Alliance led by Advocate Nelson Chamisa that participated in that election,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, August 10, 2020 1:36:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "We still have a few and the few are largely people in the military who participated in the liberation struggle, who feel that this is, ‘Us thing!' and to use local language 'Chinhu chedu!'," External link

onlinenigeria Monday, August 10, 2020 2:06:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "We still have a few and the few are largely people in the military who participated in the liberation struggle, who feel that this is, ‘Us thing!' and to use local language 'Chinhu chedu!'," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, August 9, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti told : “So, we cannot be ignored. Zimbabweans cannot be ignored,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, August 9, 2020 6:53:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti added : “So we emphasise democracy over stability because the former is the guarantor of the latter,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, August 9, 2020 6:53:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "We still have a few and the few are largely people in the military who participated in the liberation struggle, who feel that this is, us, thing and to use local language chinhu chedu," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, August 9, 2020 1:03:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “I don’t think they (Zanu PF) are ready for anything,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, August 7, 2020 4:17:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti told : "We are at a tipping point, something is going to give," External link

ibtimes Tuesday, August 4, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti told : "We are at a tipping point, something is going to give," External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, August 4, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "We are at a tipping point, something is going to give," External link

aljazeera-en Tuesday, August 4, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti told : "We are at a tipping point, something is going to give," External link

digitaljournal Tuesday, August 4, 2020 9:08:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti told : "We are at a tipping point, something is going to give," External link

afp-en Tuesday, August 4, 2020 8:31:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti told : "We are at a tipping point, something is going to give," External link

ibtimes Tuesday, August 4, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti told : "We are at a tipping point, something is going to give," External link

pulse Tuesday, August 4, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti told : "We are at a tipping point, something is going to give," External link

afp-en Tuesday, August 4, 2020 4:34:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti wrote : “The #amoeba must find an exit strategy and create a soft landing for him and his plentiful progeny. It is time. The citizens outsmarted the same by staying away,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, August 2, 2020 5:08:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti added ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : "We place responsibility for the rise in COVID-19 cases on the doors of the regime, on the doors of Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa. " External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, July 30, 2020 5:48:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about Patrick Chinamasa ) : “We reject the fascist response by the regime, in particular the remarks by the deranged Chinamasa, who would have asked for dialogue with organisers of the events of 31 July,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, July 30, 2020 4:09:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about Patrick Chinamasa ) : “We are concerned about the efforts to liquidate the MDC Alliance. We take great exception to the description of our alliance as a terrorist by a ramshackle individual who is not qualified to make that statement in the form of (Patrick) Chinamasa. We are a legitimate and constitutional organisation,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, July 30, 2020 4:09:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "We reject the fascist response by the regime, in particular the remarks made by the deranged Patrick Chinamasa," "A responsible government would have asked for dialogue with the organisers of the events of July 31, 2020, but this regime is unique, this regime is violent, this regime is impervious to logic and objectivity and we have seen a huge clampdown on people including Hopewell Chin'ono, Jacob Ngarivhume and others" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, July 30, 2020 11:15:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti added : "We are concerned about the attacks on the general membership of our movement and the people. We are concerned in particular with concerted effort to liquidate the MDC Alliance. " External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, July 30, 2020 11:15:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : “They’re being hounded as if they are common criminals. They’re all in hiding, being hounded by a predatory, thugocratic state led by Emmerson Mnangagwa. We’re concerned particularly at the concerted effort to liquidate the MDC Alliance. We take great exception to the description of our party as a terrorist organisation,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, July 30, 2020 1:35:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “We’re calling for the restoration of the constitution as a matter of urgency. Covid-19 has allowed this regime through the back door to impose a de facto state of emergency. Everyone’s rights have been suspended,” “We support the rights of the citizens who have organised July 31, 2020. We support their constitutional right to embark on a peaceful, constitutional protest against the regime codified in section 59 of the constitution of Zimbabwe. We reject the fascist response by the regime. A responsible government would have asked for dialogue with the organisers, but this regime is unique… it is violent and impervious to logic” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, July 30, 2020 1:35:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti told : “We will resist the de facto declaration of state of emergency. We will resist the curtailment of our rights,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, July 23, 2020 4:23:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “We accept this explanation because we regard the pandemic as a serious one and we do not want to expose anyone to the virus. We are going to hold our enquiry in abeyance for a period of four weeks,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, July 21, 2020 11:02:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : “Everyone should pay back, starting with Mnangagwa, he was one of the biggest beneficiaries,” “Everything was about looting and patronage and unfortunately, Zanu-PF will never get tired of looting” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, July 19, 2020 11:04:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : "Everyone should pay back, starting with Mnangagwa, he was one of the biggest beneficiaries," "Everything was about looting and patronage and unfortunately, Zanu-PF will never get tired of looting" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, July 19, 2020 12:05:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “It is a disaster because the country is in an emergency situation of COVID-19 and people were expecting supplementary budgetary measures in US$ terms and at least even a statement on how the US$75 cushioning allowance for civil servants will be paid out,” External link

newsday Friday, July 17, 2020 2:57:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti charged : “People were expecting a statement which will address the massive shortages of fuel, where it is now being sold in US$ and everything is indexed in US$, including vehicle registration. His mid-term review is a total rejection of critical issues affecting people. This mid-term review statement is a total disaster,” “His budget surpluses are hot air as people are hungry and civil servants are underpaid. He failed to address the closure of the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange, the delisting of Old Mutual, and the closure of bulk EcoCash transactions and the serious market distortions in the agriculture sector, where tobacco and cotton farmers are complaining about payment and cotton farmers have $300 million trapped in EcoCash (agent lines)” External link

newsday Friday, July 17, 2020 2:57:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti told : “He also refused to acknowledge that the 2020 budget has been ravaged by inflation, hence there was scope for a supplementary budget — especially in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, July 17, 2020 11:01:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "It's a desperate act by a desperate clueless government," External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, July 12, 2020 2:29:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "It's a desperate act by a desperate clueless government," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, July 12, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “Today, we were supposed to continue with our oral evidence from the Finance ministry on issues relating to the Financial Adjustments Bill. We met the Ministry of Finance on June 26 and at the close of that meeting, we agreed that we will adjourn to July 6th (yesterday). We adjourned by consent,” “The reasons why we adjourned were that the Ministry of Finance representatives Kunaka and Zvandasara and two other officials could not explain to us why the figures in the US$10,6 billion Financial Adjustments Bill were over and above the accounts audited by the Auditor-General for 2015 to 2018” External link

newsday Wednesday, July 8, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about George Guvamatanga ) : “However, on Friday July 3, the clerk of the PAC, Christian Ratsakatika, received an email from Guvamatanga’s office, which said they would not be able to attend because they had not yet received a legal opinion from the Attorney-General, and that they were busy with the midterm budget review to be announced next Thursday on July 16,” External link

newsday Wednesday, July 8, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about George Guvamatanga ) : “We want to express our extreme disappointment as PAC at the Ministry of Finance because we are dealing with their Bill in respect of which they are asking for forgiveness for over-expenditure from Parliament on unauthorised use of a colossal amount. We see barbaric disrespect of this committee by Guvamatanga,” External link

newsday Wednesday, July 8, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about Clerk ) : “We will adjourn the meeting to July 20 and in the event that they are not present the Clerk of Parliament will issue a warrant in terms of the Parliament Privileges and Immunities Act,” External link

newsday Wednesday, July 8, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "The arrest of 18 nurses and hospital staff from Harare Hospital now , is heinous and totally unacceptable. Criminalising industrial disputes is an unfair labor practice," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, July 7, 2020 9:28:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about The UK ) : “The regime has gone absolutely bonkers & desperate. Fake news and fake letters have now become the new norm. This is Emmerson writ large. Over the years he has cut his teeth manufacturing evidence, planting arms, smearing opponents. He is crude, ruthless but structurally dull,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, July 5, 2020 11:46:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti told : "We have also received very confidential reports that General Chiwenga has issued an order for the assassination of President Nelson Chamisa and myself. We don't accept that," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, July 4, 2020 11:23:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti told : "It's a result of a lack of production in the country. Until this is addressed, we will continue witnessing the collapse of the economy and these attempts by a clueless government to resuscitate it," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, June 28, 2020 8:12:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “It’s shifting the deck when the Titanic is sinking,” External link

EastAfrican Sunday, June 28, 2020 1:01:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti added : “On May 15, the black market rate was $1 to ZW$40, today, in early June, the rate is $1 to ZW$85. ‘‘So it has grown by more than 100 per cent in less than three weeks,” “Some of the things that have exacerbated this have been the measures taken by the Reserve Bank, in particular the restrictions on electronic transfers, mobile money and the restriction of real time gross settlement transactions” External link

EastAfrican Sunday, June 28, 2020 1:01:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti told : “It’s a result of a lack of production in the country. Until this is addressed, we will continue witnessing the collapse of the economy and these attempts by a clueless government to resuscitate it,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, June 28, 2020 12:31:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "It does not make economic sense. The reason why we have a black market in the economy is not because of Ecocash or the stock exchange, it's because we are simply not producing," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, June 28, 2020 10:58:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "You cannot have a government that specialises in creating difficulties for its citizens. Think of the millions of people who cannot access money in banks who rely on mobile transfers," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, June 28, 2020 10:58:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “It is a foolish government run by foolish people. It is the worst among us, it is a kakistocracy,” External link

newsday Wednesday, June 24, 2020 11:08:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : “They have unleashed fascism in the country, they have closed space but that doesn’t work. The more you increase pressure, the more people quest for freedom, so people are hungry for freedom and people are ready to die for that freedom,” “A moronic project to destroy the movement using all levers of the State was always bound to fail. The people are clear. We are MDC Alliance led by one leader, Nelson Chamisa” External link

newsday Wednesday, June 24, 2020 11:08:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about Monetary Policy ) : "The minister has failed in absolute terms and must resign. We are gravely concerned about the continuous shifting of our Monetary Policy. We are concerned particularly about the constant changes to our Monetary Policy," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, June 20, 2020 11:44:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "It is a fictitious package because government does not have ZW$18 billion. As a matter of fact, since the lockdown on March 30, this government has hardly collected any revenue because companies have been shut down. So that ZW$18 billion is hot air. So you cannot distribute hot air. You are not God," "So, it's pie in the sky. We do need a package, a social package, to flatten the poverty curve. In my submission, this government, by hook and by crook, must find US$500 million which it should channel towards social safety nets. This would entail the provision of food to the people, provision of cash handouts to people during the period of the pandemic" External link

onlinenigeria Friday, June 19, 2020 2:05:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "The other important ratio to look at is the net value of debt to exports. This ratio is key because you use your exports to clear your debt. Our debt levels now are over 90% to export earnings. Our debt-to-GDP ratio is over 200%," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, June 19, 2020 10:58:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "The Staff-Monitored Programme agreed in May of 2019 is dead. Since 2014, Zimbabwe under Zanu-PF has gone through four SMPs like diapers and everyone is now realising that the diarrhoea won't stop unless you find a political solution," "Anything else that doesn't address the political solution is a waste of time. There must be an address of the political situation. That is the elephant in the living room" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, June 19, 2020 10:58:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "It is shifting the deck when the Titanic is sinking (efforts by the RBZ to arrest the collapse of the Zimbabwean dollar).These measures are actually making the parallel market rate go on fire. On May 15, the black market rate was US$1:ZW$40, today in early June the rate is US$1:ZW$85. So it has grown by more than 100% in less than three weeks," "One of the things that have exacerbated this has been the measures taken by the Reserve Bank, in particular the restrictions on Zipit transactions, EcoCash transactions, and closure of EcoCash agents and the restriction of Real-Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) transactions. It does not work. It will not work. There is a shortage of foreign currency in this country because we are not producing" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, June 19, 2020 10:58:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "It is a fictitious package because government does not have ZW$18 billion. As a matter of fact, since the lockdown on March 30, this government has hardly collected any revenue because companies have been shut down. So that ZW$18 billion is hot air. So you cannot distribute hot air. You are not God," "So, it's pie in the sky. We do need a package, a social package, to flatten the poverty curve. In my submission, this government, by hook and by crook, must find US$500 million which it should channel towards social safety nets. This would entail the provision of food to the people, provision of cash handouts to people during the period of the pandemic" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, June 19, 2020 10:58:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “It is our contention that Ncube owes Zimbabwe an apology and that he should repeal SI 33 and SI 42 and the Finance Act because he is introducing the Zimbabwe dollar through the back door. The Minister of Finance has been involved in massive lying,” External link

newsday Friday, June 19, 2020 7:31:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "The key precondition here is to resolve the political crisis but it doesn't appear that it will be resolved any time soon. So talking about the prospects of a rebound when it comes to Zimbabwe is basically far-fetched and daydreaming," External link

wacotrib Friday, June 19, 2020 2:14:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti told : “No one trusts them. This economy doesn’t trust them,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, June 18, 2020 7:14:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti added : “What needs to be done is that the government must reintroduce, as a matter of urgency, the regime of multiple currencies,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, June 18, 2020 7:14:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti told : “So, two issues and measures around the fungibility of certain shares — in particular the Old Mutual shares — must be allowed to be fungible,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, June 18, 2020 7:14:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "We maintain strongly that ZANU cannot unilaterally alter a constitution that was approved by 93% of Zimbabweans in a referendum. More so when some of the proposed amendments seek to alter the basic structure of the constitution. The constitution is sacrosanct & should be protected," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, June 17, 2020 8:01:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "We maintain strongly that ZANU cannot unilaterally alter a constitution that was approved by 93% of Zimbabweans in a referendum. Moreso when some of the proposed amendments seek to alter the basic structure of the constitution. The constitution is sacrosanct & should be protected," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, June 17, 2020 11:28:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : “As the economy implodes, Mnangagwa and his lot are presiding over the most corrupt and extractive period since Zimbabwe’s independence 40 years ago. Billions of dollars are siphoned off from the state, in vehicles and companies linked to Mnangagwa, his family and business associates,” External link

theindependent Monday, June 15, 2020 11:13:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about Mthuli Ncube ) : “We urgently need a political solution in this country because if we do not do that, as (Finance minister) Mthuli Ncube admits in his letter to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), there is going to be an implosion,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, June 14, 2020 2:18:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti wrote : "Even in these unprecedented times, any support from the World Bank Group must contribute towards our shared goal of better health and economic opportunity for the people of Zimbabwe. Any assistance must not be allowed to further enrich or entrench the very people who have destroyed our economy and democracy," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, June 9, 2020 10:05:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “I would be happy to facilitate dialogue between the bank and civil society on arrears in question as a way of ensuring that international support to Zimbabwe is consistent with economic and democratic reform and not a step backwards for our long-suffering people,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, June 9, 2020 4:43:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “I would be happy to facilitate dialogue between the bank and civil society on arrears in question as a way of ensuring that international support to Zimbabwe is consistent with economic and democratic reform and not a step backwards for our long-suffering people,” External link

herald Tuesday, June 9, 2020 3:00:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : “That Emmerson must go is a shared unconstested view. What is not shared is methodology & the future .We must avoid Nov 2017 Lawlessnes begets unlawful outcomes .The NTA created by converged Zimbabweans is the only way forward . It gives Zim a chance & allows much needed time out,” External link

zimeye Monday, June 8, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti told : “At the centre of these challenges is the failure to resolve the deep political crisis in the country,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, June 8, 2020 2:07:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti told : “If that was not the case, there wouldn’t have been independence in Zimbabwe, South Africa and Namibia,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, June 8, 2020 2:07:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti told : “At the centre of these challenges is the failure to resolve the deep political crisis in the country,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, June 7, 2020 1:52:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti told : “If that was not the case, there wouldn’t have been independence in Zimbabwe, South Africa and Namibia,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, June 7, 2020 1:52:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti added : “You will kill two birds with one stone. You will also deal with the problem of runaway inflation,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, June 7, 2020 1:52:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti told : “Now you cannot introduce a currency when no one trusts you … that is the problem with Mnangagwa and Ncube. No one trusts them. This economy doesn’t trust them,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, June 7, 2020 1:52:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti added : “What needs to be done is that the government must reintroduce, as a matter of urgency, the regime of multiple currencies,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, June 7, 2020 1:52:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti told : “So, two issues and measures around the fungibility of certain shares — in particular the Old Mutual shares — must be allowed to be fungible,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, June 7, 2020 1:52:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti told : “We are the rightful owners of the building and you have had no court order to stop us from entering,” External link

angop Saturday, June 6, 2020 2:25:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti told : “We are the rightful owners of the building and you have had no court order to stop us from entering,” External link

standardmedia Friday, June 5, 2020 6:50:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti told : "We are the rightful owners of the building and you have had no court order to stop us from entering," External link

reuters-en Friday, June 5, 2020 5:21:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "These are just trumped-up charges by a desperate dictator called Emmerson (Mnangagwa). It's a waste of time, those charges are a waste of time," "How can the courts be burdened to look into cooked up charges against Advocate Thabani Mpofu when we have lost billions through corruption led by Emmerson Mnangagwa? In a country where Emmerson and his children have stolen everything. It's just shocking. It shows unbelievable levels of State capture" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, June 5, 2020 11:10:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “The government spends more than it has and this results in the printing of more money to support fiscal spending, which in turn results in inflation,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, June 2, 2020 2:58:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “They made him sleep at Rhodesville Police Station . His crime is that he defended the people in their quest for legitimacy and justice . They are now refusing to take him to court , pretending to be in meetings .No gun,no prison will stop an idea whose hour is ripe,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, June 2, 2020 1:09:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti argued ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : “Zimbabwe under Emmerson Mnangagwa has truly become a pariah State . A little tin pot banana Republic that deserves no sympathy or respect,” “The regime is at it again . Hardly a day passes without gross violation of human rights . The economy has collapsed.Poverty engulfs the citizen but all energy is directed at emasculating the citizenThe arrest of journalists doing their work is unlawful and ridiculous.. This man has failed and failed in absolute terms . Charema chinhu !! Charamba Chinhu!!Part of his problem is ,he has never understood Statecraft . He has never understood that governance is consensual,an inclusive process of trade ins , incentives and trade offs” External link

zimeye Wednesday, May 27, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about Pravin Gordhan ) : “In July 2010 after a meeting in Boksburg, Johannesburg, with Pravin Gordhan (former South African Finance minister), I briefed my principals on the need and imperative of joining the Rand Monetary Union and Sacu [Southern African Customs Union]. The idea was ferociously shot down purely on the grounds of nationalism. South Africa was said to be brash and arrogant,” External link

newsday Monday, May 25, 2020 7:09:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about Pravin Gordhan ) : "In July 2010 after a meeting in Boksburg, Johannesburg, with Pravin Gordhan (former South African Finance minister), I briefed my principals on the need and imperative of joining the Rand Monetary Union and Sacu [Southern African Customs Union]. The idea was ferociously shot down purely on the grounds of nationalism. South Africa was said to be brash and arrogant," External link

onlinenigeria Monday, May 25, 2020 1:57:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about Pravin Gordhan ) : "In July 2010 after a meeting in Boksburg, Johannesburg, with Pravin Gordhan (former South African Finance minister), I briefed my principals on the need and imperative of joining the Rand Monetary Union and Sacu [Southern African Customs Union]. The idea was ferociously shot down purely on the grounds of nationalism. South Africa was said to be brash and arrogant," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, May 25, 2020 10:33:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti told : “It’s a total collapse. The most painful thing is that this is self-induced as all this was clearly avoidable,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, May 25, 2020 2:49:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti added : “The political crisis in the country has to be resolved. Economics is very easy. You eat what you kill … deal with the madness in the currency issues, scrap controls and restrictions, re-dollarise and stop corruption,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, May 25, 2020 2:49:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti told : "It's a total collapse. The most painful thing is that this is self-induced as all this was clearly avoidable," External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, May 24, 2020 8:08:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti added : "The political crisis in the country has to be resolved. Economics is very easy. You eat what you kill … deal with the madness in the currency issues, scrap controls and restrictions, re-dollarise and stop corruption," External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, May 24, 2020 8:08:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti told : "It's a total collapse. The most painful thing is that this is self-induced as all this was clearly avoidable," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, May 24, 2020 7:06:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti added : "The political crisis in the country has to be resolved. Economics is very easy. You eat what you kill … deal with the madness in the currency issues, scrap controls and restrictions, re-dollarise and stop corruption," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, May 24, 2020 7:06:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "The regime is at it again," "Hardly a day passes without gross violation of human rights. The economy has collapsed, poverty engulfs citizens, but all the energy is directed at emasculating the citizen. The arrest of journalists doing their work is unlawful and ridiculous" External link

BBCMonitoring Sunday, May 24, 2020 6:06:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti déclaré ( about Pravin Gordhan ) : "Après une réunion tenue en juillet 2010 à Boksburg, à Johannesburg, avec Pravin Gordhan (ancien ministre sud-africain des Finances), j'ai informé mes dirigeants de la nécessité et de l'importance de rejoindre l'Union monétaire du rand. L'idée a été fortement rejetée pour des raisons purement nationalistes. L'Afrique du Sud a été qualifiée d'effrontée et d'arrogante" External link

infosplusgabon Sunday, May 24, 2020 4:40:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti déclaré : "Avec le dollar américain qui s'échange désormais au-dessus de 65 ZWL sur le marché parallèle, il est temps que le régime accepte l'échec sans l'ombre d'un doute de ses politiques monétaires et de taux de change. Nous avons constamment soutenu que l'on peut truquer tout le reste, mais pas l'économie. Une réinitialisation urgente est nécessaire" External link

infosplusgabon Sunday, May 24, 2020 4:40:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti told : “It’s a total collapse. The most painful thing is that this is self-induced as all this was clearly avoidable,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, May 24, 2020 3:13:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti added : “The political crisis in the country has to be resolved. Economics is very easy. You eat what you kill … deal with the madness in the currency issues, scrap controls and restrictions, re-dollarise and stop corruption,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, May 24, 2020 3:13:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "The regime is at it again," "Hardly a day passes without gross violation of human rights. The economy has collapsed, poverty engulfs citizens, but all the energy is directed at emasculating the citizen. The arrest of journalists doing their work is unlawful and ridiculous" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, May 24, 2020 11:41:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “The regime is at it again,” “Hardly a day passes without gross violation of human rights. The economy has collapsed, poverty engulfs citizens, but all the energy is directed at emasculating the citizen. The arrest of journalists doing their work is unlawful and ridiculous” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, May 24, 2020 7:00:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “The judgment was reserved. The judge wanted to first see if government would lift the Zupco monopoly or allow the informal sector to re-open in the lockdown review,” External link

zimeye Saturday, May 23, 2020 1:30:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti argued : “Be that as it may adoption of the Rand and joining the Rand Monetary Union is the only viable mid term solution. The US$ is over valued and has appreciated more than 20 % in last two years . Zim must devalue to a stable international currency which is the Rand . Thirdly regional integration is the future . The region needs both free trade and a monetary union,” External link

zimeye Friday, May 22, 2020 3:16:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti added : "The judgment did not deal with the constitutional questions in the legality of dollarisation," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, May 22, 2020 10:07:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "The biggest debtor in this country is the government of Zimbabwe, which borrowed over US$11 billion in Treasury Bills alone and repaid those huge sums of money in RTGS dollars and bond notes. The government introduced the SI 33 and SI 143 of 2019 in order to clear its debts," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, May 22, 2020 10:07:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "When I left government as finance minister, I left US$6,5 billion in cash and through an expansionary of fiscal policy, they overspent, thereby taking people's money in deposits and the public accounts committee has confirmed that in its report on the central bank," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, May 22, 2020 10:07:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti added : "If this had happened in South Africa, there would have been multitudes of suits and as a practicing human rights lawyer in this particular commercial case, I blame the big people with real money who cannot come forward to fight such human rights violation because they manage the relations with the government," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, May 22, 2020 10:07:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “The judgment was reserved. The judge wanted to first see if government would lift the Zupco monopoly or allow the informal sector to re-open in the lockdown review,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, May 21, 2020 2:41:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "The regime is broke and broke in absolute terms. The coffers are empty and they are generating salaries through the RTGS ponzi scheme," "To date, Treasury has not disbursed safety-net payments to the ministry of social welfare. Tobacco sales have had a poor start and donors are not coming on board" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, May 13, 2020 7:26:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "Where is the $18 billion and the $200 million package coming from? We need to know, because government is broke and does not have money," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, May 8, 2020 2:40:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "We consider what has happened today as a declaration of war, as the end of normal politics," External link

allafrica Thursday, May 7, 2020 12:35:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti says : "What has happened today is a declaration of war. It marks the end of normal politics in Zimbabwe" External link

allafrica Thursday, May 7, 2020 12:35:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "We've given peace and dialogue a chance. What's happened today is a declaration of war. It marks the end of normal politics in Zimbabwe. We'll defend ourselves. We're not worried. We'll look the beast in the eye and fight," External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, May 6, 2020 8:19:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "We've given peace and dialogue a chance. What's happened today is a declaration of war. It marks the end of normal politics in Zimbabwe. We'll defend ourselves. We're not worried. We'll look the beast in the eye and fight," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, May 6, 2020 6:35:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti wrote : "The decision to force the use of ZUPCO buses as sole public transporter is irrational and monopolistic. ZUPCO lacks capacity to ferry every worker. The regime is out of depth, without a doubt the worst government in the world," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, May 5, 2020 7:19:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "It's the obligation of the state and the state alone to conduct and pay for Covid-19 tests. Forcing citizens to pay for own costs is irrational and an attack on the right to life. Equally, provision of masks is an obligation of the state. Compelling citizens to buy unavailable masks is zany," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, May 5, 2020 7:19:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “The reported deployment of Zimbabwe troops in Mozambique represents further reproduction of illegalities and ill-throughout actions by the regime. Assuming there is an urgent military situation in Cabo Delgado, surely the region collectively must act. A meeting of Sadc must be held” External link

newsday Monday, May 4, 2020 10:29:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “United Nations reports expose massive looting of diamonds and bauxite that took place under cover of war, regrettably the same characters are now in Mozambique,” External link

newsday Monday, May 4, 2020 10:29:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “The reported deployment of Zimbabwe troops in Mozambique represents further reproduction of illegalities and ill-throughout actions by the regime. Assuming there is an urgent military situation in Cabo Delgado, surely the region collectively must act. A meeting of Sadc must be held” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, May 4, 2020 12:22:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “United Nations reports expose massive looting of diamonds and bauxite that took place under cover of war, regrettably the same characters are now in Mozambique,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, May 4, 2020 12:22:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "The reported deployment of Zimbabwe troops in Mozambique represents further reproduction of illegalities and ill-throughout actions by the regime. Assuming there is an urgent military situation in Cabo Delgado, surely the region collectively must act. A meeting of Sadc must be held" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, May 4, 2020 10:26:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti told : “No one is going to believe his lies because things were already bad before Covid-19,” External link

thezimbabwemail Saturday, May 2, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti told : "No one is going to believe his lies because things were already bad before Covid-19," External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, May 2, 2020 8:13:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti told : "No one is going to believe his lies because things were already bad before Covid-19," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, May 2, 2020 7:13:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "The regime's price control announcement obliging retailers to revert to 25 March prices is illegal, zany and unenforceable. Price controls can't work, won't work. Regime must fix productivity and supply constraints. It must fix currency and fix mess. The level of incompetence is shocking," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, April 24, 2020 11:04:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “Given that it’s foreseeable that there will be a two-week lockdown extension, we urge the authorities to base all decisions on data, science, experts and the experience of other countries,” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, April 19, 2020 3:21:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "Given that it's foreseeable that there will be a two-week lockdown extension, we urge the authorities to base all decisions on data, science, experts and the experience of other countries," External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, April 18, 2020 8:14:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “Given that it’s foreseeable that there will be a two-week lockdown extension, we urge the authorities to base all decisions on data, science, experts and the experience of other countries,” External link

zimeye Saturday, April 18, 2020 7:23:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "Given that it's foreseeable that there will be a two-week lockdown extension, we urge the authorities to base all decisions on data, science, experts and the experience of other countries," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, April 18, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “We are not testing, unfortunately. Zimbabwe so far has done 500 tests, so in the absence of data, the authorities do not have the basis of making a decision of extending or not extending. In our view, there is no point in locking down people unless you are actually testing. The whole idea of a lockdown is to enable the cycle and in those 14 days you are not testing, there is no basis for lockdown, massive tests are missing in Zimbabwe,” External link

newsday Wednesday, April 15, 2020 6:01:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "We are not testing, unfortunately. Zimbabwe so far has done 500 tests, so in the absence of data, the authorities do not have the basis of making a decision of extending or not extending. In our view, there is no point in locking down people unless you are actually testing. The whole idea of a lockdown is to enable the cycle and in those 14 days you are not testing, there is no basis for lockdown, massive tests are missing in Zimbabwe," External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, April 15, 2020 3:22:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "We are not testing, unfortunately. Zimbabwe so far has done 500 tests, so in the absence of data, the authorities do not have the basis of making a decision of extending or not extending. In our view, there is no point in locking down people unless you are actually testing. The whole idea of a lockdown is to enable the cycle and in those 14 days you are not testing, there is no basis for lockdown, massive tests are missing in Zimbabwe," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, April 15, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "20 African countries obtain debt relief and Zimbabwe is conspicuously absent. The reason is political illegitimacy, fascism and disrespect of the rule of law. Reason is corruption and rent seeking behavior,cartels and #SakundaRepublic . Reason is failure to reform and stealing elections," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, April 14, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “The regime which has wasted $2.7 billion on Command Wheat can’t build decent infrastructure for our people. It is failing to provide PPE (personal protective equipment) to respondents and has so far failed to buy a single test kit. The regime must wake up from its slumber, provide stimulus safety nets, test, track, isolate and treat people for coronavirus,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, April 14, 2020 4:55:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about Kudakwashe Bhasikiti ) : "Political issues are not determined in courts of law. I was the lawyer who represented Kudakwashe Bhaskiti when he was expelled from Zanu-PF in early 2015," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, April 13, 2020 7:15:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "On behalf of Bhaskiti, l went from the High Court all the way to the ConCourt arguing that Bhaskiti had been expelled without due process and a disciplinary hearing. The ConCourt told me that I had a duty and obligation to exhaust domestic remedies and ‘resolve your problems within the party," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, April 13, 2020 7:15:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “The regime which has wasted $2.7 billion on Command Wheat can’t build decent infrastructure for our people. It is failing to provide PPE (personal protective equipment) to respondents and has so far failed to buy a single test. The regime must wake up from its slumber, provide stimulus safety nets, test, track, isolate and treat people for coronavirus,” External link

zimeye Monday, April 13, 2020 5:11:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "COVID-19 has exposed the lack of leadership, lack of talent and lack of care on the part of men and women masquerading as government in the present day Zimbabwe," "The first thing that is so key is to conduct tests, so it's regrettable that to date only 400 tests have been conducted. Every other serious country has rolled out programmes of mass testing, countries like South Africa, Spain, China itself and the USA," External link

allafrica Monday, April 13, 2020 4:17:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "COVID-19 has exposed the lack of leadership, lack of talent and lack of care on the part of men and women masquerading as government in the present day Zimbabwe," "The first thing that is so key is to conduct tests, so it's regrettable that to date only 400 tests have been conducted. Every other serious country has rolled out programmes of mass testing, countries like South Africa, Spain, China itself and the USA," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, April 10, 2020 10:33:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "We are not testing, the tests are not enough and when you test you need to put people in isolation and do contact tracing for all positive cases thoroughly, which is not happening," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, April 9, 2020 11:34:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “We’re the MDC Alliance. Our president is Nelson Chamisa. He was elected unopposed at the Gweru congress” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, April 1, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “The MDC Alliance participated in the 2018 Election and our candidate Advocate @nelsonchamisa had more than 2.6 m votes . We then went to an MDC A Congress which unanimously elected @nelsonchamisa as our leader . A judgment in which the MDC A was never part of can’t change that.. The MDC A is a people’s project. A massive institution backed by the working people of this country .It’s undisputed and uncontested leader is @nelsonchamisa. There is no country in the world where a court of law can impose leadership on a voluntary association. No court of law can defeat or set aside the people s will as expressed in Gweru-@nelsonchamisa is our president,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, April 1, 2020 3:55:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “The congress of May 2019 stands, and cannot be affected by any ruling and determination on a judgment affecting the MDC-T,” External link

newsday Wednesday, April 1, 2020 10:42:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "The congress of May 2019 stands, and cannot be affected by any ruling and determination on a judgement affecting the MDC-T. We are MDC Alliance. The next congress of the MDC Alliance is in May 2023, not anytime before. This is a judgement against an entity called the MDC-T, we are the MDC Alliance," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, March 31, 2020 10:11:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “Then Mnangagwa told Mbeki: ‘I want to consult with my colleagues. You go now and come back after Christmas,’” “But that call never came. Mbeki is still waiting” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, March 27, 2020 6:35:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "Zim lockdown must have safety nets in form of cash or food handouts to the vulnerable. It must be accompanied by a Fiscal Stimulus & numerous incentives & tax breaks . Business and CSOs must play their part. Second a national High Care Facility needs to be set up urgently," "The old St Anne's Hospital can easily be re-equipped with ventilators & other High Care equipment . Third Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) must be secured to protect all workers. Fourth Surveillance, Testing ,Tracing &Treatment capacity must be enhanced ie entire ecosystem" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, March 27, 2020 11:41:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about Finance Act ) : “The regime has radically done a volte face& sneakily re-dollarised.We told them it wouldn’t work & won’t work. They owe Zimbabwe an apology and they should now bring a Bill to Parliament formally repealing those sections of theFinance Act that incorporated SI33 & 142of 2019 1/3,” External link

zimeye Thursday, March 26, 2020 11:00:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "The key issue is that indigenous fuel importers, minus Zuva, control 45% of the fuel sector, but they are getting less than 2% of the forex allocation. The bulk is shared among Trafigura, Sakunda and Total," "There is also an attempt to delink Trafigura, Puma and Sakunda. Those three entities get disproportionate forex allocations. Trafigura and Puma are foreign companies, why are they getting these allocations? This is a very incestuous and predatory relationship which is evidence of state capture" External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, March 21, 2020 12:39:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about Madam Speaker ) : “Madam Speaker, Government has the right to distribute land to anyone using an offer letter — this has been done using the 99-year leases and there is no need for any other law. Government published a new SI62 last Friday which states that those white farmers who had their land repossessed are being given back the land. This is a reversal of the Land Reform Programme, so it must be clear whether there is change in Government policy regarding the repossessing of land,” External link

herald Friday, March 20, 2020 3:11:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "the net effect of SI 62 of 2020 is to allow the government to take back the land it had already given to people during the land reform programme to its original owners" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, March 19, 2020 9:47:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti wrote : “The regime is truly and remarkably zany and fascist,” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, March 15, 2020 8:09:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti amesema : “Nimesafiri kutoka Zimbabwe, nimepitia katika viwanja viwili vya ndege na kila nilipofika nimekuta wamevaa vifunika uso, kutokana na ugonjwa wa corona,” External link

mwananchi Sunday, March 15, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “Often times our quest for democracy is disturbed by a multiplicity of voices and candidates. That doesn’t help our course,” External link

theCitizen Sunday, March 15, 2020 12:25:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti told : "When I slept in my hotel room last night, I could not sleep because there was electricity. Because for six months in my country, I haven't had electricity. For six months in my country, I wash from a bucket because there is no water," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, March 15, 2020 12:16:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "In Zimbabwe, I chair the Public Accounts Committee of the Parliament. I have never seen such levels of corruption, such levels of looting. But they don't just eat money and State privilege alone. They also start to eat the citizen, vandalise the citizen and arrest the citizen. What is the crime of the citizen? The crime of the citizen is willing to say ‘No, we are entitled to a different group of choice of men and women. Democracy," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, March 15, 2020 12:16:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "We were on our own before we invited the visitors inside, but you never raised the issues you arc raising. I am sorry to Zacc that we are washing our dirty linen in public. Can you kindly excuse us so, that we discuss this," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, March 15, 2020 3:10:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “Right now, we have a deficit in our current account. For every dollar of foreign currency that comes in as export earnings, four dollars are going out as imports. The equation is not balancing,” External link

zimeye Saturday, March 14, 2020 6:22:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “Let the market settle on the exchange rate. Encourage productivity, eliminate export surrender requirements, budget deficits and the rogue printing of money by the reserve bank,” External link

zimeye Saturday, March 14, 2020 6:22:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti amesema : “Nimesafiri kutoka Zimbabwe, nimepitia katika viwanja viwili vya ndege na kila nilipofika nimekuta wamevaa masiki (mdomoni), kutokana na ugonjwa wa Corona,” External link

mwananchi Saturday, March 14, 2020 5:18:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about Gabriel Chaibva ) : “We were on our own before ZACC came, before the press came. So I’m actually disturbed by the timing of your question. But be that as it may, I will ask comrade Chaibva and your team to excuse us,” External link

zimeye Saturday, March 14, 2020 9:15:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "Right now, we have a deficit in our current account. For every dollar of foreign currency that comes in as export earnings, four dollars are going out as imports. The equation is not balancing," External link

onlinenigeria Friday, March 13, 2020 7:38:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "Let the market settle on the exchange rate. Encourage productivity, eliminate export surrender requirements, budget deficits and the rogue printing of money by the reserve bank," External link

onlinenigeria Friday, March 13, 2020 7:38:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "Right now, we have a deficit in our current account. For every dollar of foreign currency that comes in as export earnings, four dollars are going out as imports. The equation is not balancing," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, March 13, 2020 7:00:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "Let the market settle on the exchange rate. Encourage productivity, eliminate export surrender requirements, budget deficits and the rogue printing of money by the reserve bank," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, March 13, 2020 7:00:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "As long as there is no productivity, an expansionary fiscal policy and deep budget deficits, as long as there is corruption and export surrender requirements, as long as there is John (Mangudya) and his money printing quasi fiscal activities Mthuli (Ncube's) tinkering won't work," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, March 12, 2020 11:12:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "Mr (Editor) Mauto is reportedly attending a family bereavement and the case will now be heard on May 11," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, March 10, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “The amount you are owed and the cost of each car do not tally. Therefore, we request tender documents, proof of supply and the actual payment of the vehicles,” External link

newsday Tuesday, March 10, 2020 7:03:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti asked : “We invited the former permanent secretary in the ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Water and Rural Resettlement Ringson Chitsiko who said command agriculture programme was being handled by ministry of Finance and Economic Development. We invited officials from the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development who indicated that the reserve bank was handling the matter. RBZ officials came and told us that they were doing payments only everything else was being done by GMB, so what was your role as GMB in this programme,” External link

zbc Monday, March 9, 2020 5:38:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “Look at the huge queues for fuel, the massive shortage of power, the massive shortage of basic commodities; look at the social crisis, the closure of hospitals and schools, inflation, growth in money supply over 300% from January to October 2019, so the government is already feeling the effects of the mad decision of introducing a currency when conditions did not exist that can sustain a local currency,” External link

newsday Sunday, March 8, 2020 6:25:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “Speaking as an African, speaking as a Zimbabwean, there is no substitute for democracy,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, March 6, 2020 8:41:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “There is no such thing as a benign dictatorship. Dictatorship is a dictatorship,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, March 6, 2020 8:41:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “Mugabe knew he had lost and wanted to hand over power but his henchman refused and had to play with the figures so that Tsvangirai would not have the 50 percent plus one vote majority needed to win the elections outright,” External link

zimeye Friday, March 6, 2020 12:22:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : “Being a selfless leader, president Tsvangirai had to pull out of the run-off to save his people and had to agree to a Government of National Unity,” External link

zimeye Friday, March 6, 2020 12:22:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : "Being a selfless leader, president Tsvangirai had to pull out of the run-off to save his people and had to agree to a Government of National Unity," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, March 6, 2020 10:15:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “There is no law that allows Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) to expropriate the farmers’ foreign currency. We want farmers to get their raw foreign currency,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, March 5, 2020 1:23:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “We, therefore, request Parliament to place the ministers concerned under notice in terms of tabling the forensic audits that date as far back as 2016” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, March 5, 2020 12:58:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "No investor in his right mind will invest millions of dollars in an environment where the local currency is devaluing at such a rate," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, February 28, 2020 8:55:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "As long as we fail to resolve these, this country will continue with the high-risk premium," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, February 28, 2020 8:55:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "This is not a conducive environment. We are one of the most corrupt countries in Africa and no one will invest here," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, February 28, 2020 8:55:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “The fuel pipeline was leased to a private player who has links with top government officials. These are now responsible for blocking the deal to construct a second pipeline. Those who have a monopoly in importing bulk fuel into the country are also retailers and those with control of the pipeline also have indigenous partners who run fuel retails in the country,” External link

theindependent Wednesday, February 26, 2020 6:48:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “Fuel in this country is basically controlled by two companies. Trafigura from Singapore does not produce fuel, why should Zimbabwe buy the bulk of its fuel from a middleman called Trafigura? So you have to break that cartel. Then you have the pipeline controlled by Glencore, that’s a monopoly, this is just corruption,” External link

theindependent Wednesday, February 26, 2020 6:48:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti responded : “The desperate actions of a desperate rogue regime. Zanu PF is truly sick, Emmerson has lost his marbles” External link

zimeye Wednesday, February 26, 2020 4:01:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “The mismanagement of foreign currency and monetary policy, corruption, lack of reforms and political banditry make Zimbabwe a basket case that should be avoided like a plague,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, February 26, 2020 3:05:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "When you read Senator Chief (Fortune) Charumbira's report, it is full of circumstantial situations and speculative innuendos and unjustified assumptions that once an MP is in touch with members of the public then there is a corruption motive. Surely, that is not correct," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 26, 2020 10:03:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "It was, therefore, unfair for the four MPs to be found guilty on the alternative crime which was not on the charge sheet," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 26, 2020 10:03:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : “The desperate actions of a desperate rogue regime. Zanu PF is truly sick, Emmerson has lost his marbles,” External link

newsday Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:18:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti wrote : "For those the gods are about to destroy they first make mad. Law does not allow this," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, February 25, 2020 10:00:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti wrote : "For those the gods are about to destroy they first make mad. Law does not allow this," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, February 25, 2020 10:00:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "Dura is an urgent national agenda. It is sad that 40 years after independence, 70% of Zimbabwe has no electricity, piped water or modern ablutions. This is an indictment of the regime. The dual enclave of the economy must go," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, February 24, 2020 9:28:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : "We need foreign direct investment from America, from the European Union, from everywhere in the world to rebuild our economy and empower our people. The only people who can create that trust and confidence for companies to invest in Zimbabwe is the MDC. Who can put their money into a government led by Emmerson Mnangagwa," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, February 24, 2020 9:28:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "Dura is an urgent national agenda. It is sad that 40 years after independence, 70% of Zimbabwe has no electricity, piped water or modern ablutions. This is an indictment of the regime. The dual enclave of the economy must go," External link

onlinenigeria Monday, February 24, 2020 3:04:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : "We need foreign direct investment from America, from the European Union, from everywhere in the world to rebuild our economy and empower our people. The only people who can create that trust and confidence for companies to invest in Zimbabwe is the MDC. Who can put their money into a government led by Emmerson Mnangagwa," External link

onlinenigeria Monday, February 24, 2020 3:04:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "Dura is an urgent national agenda. It is sad that 40 years after independence, 70% of Zimbabwe has no electricity, piped water or modern ablutions. This is an indictment of the regime. The dual enclave of the economy must go," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, February 24, 2020 1:59:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : "We need foreign direct investment from America, from the European Union, from everywhere in the world to rebuild our economy and empower our people. The only people who can create that trust and confidence for companies to invest in Zimbabwe is the MDC. Who can put their money into a government led by Emmerson Mnangagwa," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, February 24, 2020 1:59:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “Dura is an urgent national agenda. It is sad that 40 years after independence, 70% of Zimbabwe has no electricity, piped water or modern ablutions. This is an indictment of the regime. The dual enclave of the economy must go,” External link

newsday Monday, February 24, 2020 1:03:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : “We need foreign direct investment from America, from the European Union, from everywhere in the world to rebuild our economy and empower our people. The only people who can create that trust and confidence for companies to invest in Zimbabwe is the MDC. Who can put their money into a government led by Emmerson Mnangagwa,” External link

newsday Monday, February 24, 2020 1:03:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti asked : "If the Zimbabwe dollar has failed, why not swallow your pride and repeal SI 142," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, February 20, 2020 5:09:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "Most people do not suffer a divorce because it does not matter if your name is on the title deeds or not, but women are now suffering during the duration of the marriage because husbands are selling houses behind their wives' backs and getting into debt," "The law should be that all marriages in Zimbabwe are in community of property, and therefore, we should repeal the 1929 Matrimonial Properties Act because it is unconstitutional," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, February 18, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "I have got an aunt who stayed together with my uncle for 25 years. Then my uncle found a young woman from the same village in Mazana village, Murehwa West. My aunt was chased away from that house with four pots and four cattle, but she built that home and it is a very nice home," "We need a property regime that says even for a rural home, let us value it and you give each spouse their value. The Malawian Supreme Court has accepted a judgment that says it does not matter that the woman has gone into the husband's village, when it comes to distribution of matrimonial property, that rural home can be shared" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, February 18, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about Madam Speaker ) : "We have had the land reform for over 20 years. So what happens is a wife is married and oftentimes, the husband works in Harare or Bulawayo, so it is the wife who builds that farm, works so hard to buy centre pivots and build barns for the tobacco farm. However, when it comes to divorce, she is told this property cannot be distributed and she is chased away like a dog," "That is wrong, Madam Speaker Ma'am. You can distribute lease rights. You know that all these township houses belong to the city council, but when there is a divorce, you can distribute the rights in that lease agreement. We need to distribute the offer rights in an offer letter so that we protect women. Madam Speaker, this must be contained in the Marriages Act," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, February 18, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “Government is in the process of upgrading infrastructure at Beitbridge Border Post whose facilities are now overstretched, in order to ease congestion, thereby minimising rent-seeking opportunities,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, February 15, 2020 8:44:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “We hold ….. (name withheld) unequivocally and unambiguously responsible for the death,” “We also hold the police to account. This is a complete reproduction of all the commissions and omissions on the part of the police and CIOs that we saw in 2008” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, February 14, 2020 4:37:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "The Ministry of Finance has been taken over by those cartels, Kuda Tagwirei has taken over the Ministry of Finance in Zimbabwe. Over US$2 billion has gone to Kuda Tagwirei in the form of money for fuel, in the form of Command Agriculture and where you have a budget of US$4.5 billion and one person is getting more than half of that, then surely he is now the Minister of Finance himself," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 12, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : "I never thought that we could get to a situation as ordinary Zimbabweans in which we could say Mugabe was actually better. But, Zimbabweans are saying so because the level of looting under Emmerson Mnangagwa is unprecedented," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 12, 2020 12:37:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti added : "They are controlling Command Agriculture, it's sad and they are also controlling the Ministry of Finance. " External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 12, 2020 12:37:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "Look at what they did to these two kids (Lewis) Matutu and (Godfrey) Tsenengamu," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 12, 2020 12:37:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : "I never thought that we could get to a situation as ordinary Zimbabweans in which we could say Mugabe was actually better. But, Zimbabweans are saying so because the level of looting under Emmerson Mnangagwa is unprecedented," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, February 11, 2020 8:38:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti added : "They are controlling Command Agriculture, it's sad and they are also controlling the Ministry of Finance. " External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, February 11, 2020 8:38:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "Look at what they did to these two kids (Lewis) Matutu and (Godfrey) Tsenengamu," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, February 11, 2020 8:38:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “We therefore condemn unreservedly the arrest of human rights activists such as Linda Masarira, who is in remand prison after she was denied bail, Promise Mkwananzi and Pastor Evan Mawarire and call for their immediate, unconditional release,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, February 11, 2020 4:00:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “Few are prepared to relive the nightmare of the meltdown period of 2007 and 2008. The move will also engineer a fresh wave of externalisation, under-banking, tax avoidance and evasion,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, February 11, 2020 12:22:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “It amounts to a devaluation of the US dollar by at least 20 percent in real terms given the volatility of the Rand. The move will leave a desperate work force already hit with low disposable income further impoverished,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, February 11, 2020 12:22:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti told : “Zimbabwe’s external debt is now estimated at more than $10 billion and for more than a decade, the country has been in default, with arrears now estimated at $6,1 billion,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, February 9, 2020 3:44:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “unless we get a clear commitment from the seccurocrats” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, February 8, 2020 9:43:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “This is the kind of thing we are dealing with and as we have said, we get shocked when some people are saying the country is having a free and fair election, what rubbish! This election is illegitimate, is illegal, is not free, is immoral and unfair” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, February 8, 2020 6:39:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “The third issue of financing the 2012/2013 agricultural season, which together with what we already owe to farmers, will be at a cost of $130 million. This includes what we owe to farmers and input providers,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, February 7, 2020 9:09:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “This is a critical period in the ministry of Finance, the budget and the budget consultations. Today I was supposed to meet with bankers at 11 am but failed to do so,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, February 7, 2020 3:27:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “We are unable to guarantee the security of our workers. There is no greater proof of lack of rule of law and lack of security in a country,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, February 7, 2020 3:27:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti wrote ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : "On what basis is punitive action taken against members who have attacked and exposed wrongdoing by non-members. How does an attack on external players cause internal (Zanu-PF) disharmony? Unless of course as we always argue, you (Mnangagwa) are the Arch-bishop of plunder. His grace the Pillager," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, February 6, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti afirmou : “A Constituição garante o direito à manifestação. Mas este regime fascista negou e proibiu este direito ao povo do Zimbabwe” External link

portaldeangola Friday, August 16, 2019 8:31:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti indiqué : "Nous sommes très fiers que le tribunal ait reconnu le pouvoir qui lui incombe selon les termes de la Constitution. Et, plus important encore, que les tribunaux se prononcent sans peur et sans parti pris" External link

afp-fr Wednesday, September 7, 2016 7:58:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
lawyer8.03%EN10/24/201724/10/2017
leader1.15%EN10/13/201713/10/2017
aide1.15%EN09/12/201712/09/2017
close aide1.15%EN09/12/201712/09/2017
finance minister34.29%EN09/06/201706/09/2017
minister1.15%EN09/06/201706/09/2017
president0.57%EN07/10/201710/07/2017
secretary-general19.94%EN05/03/201703/05/2017
former finance minister7.17%EN02/13/201713/02/2017
servant0.14%EN12/25/201625/12/2016
democratic party president0.57%EN11/11/201611/11/2016
expert0.43%EN09/26/201626/09/2016
secretary general14.78%EN09/19/201619/09/2016
general0.72%EN09/19/201619/09/2016
secretary0.43%EN10/24/201324/10/2013
general secretary0.43%EN09/09/201309/09/2013
outgoing finance minister1.87%EN08/30/201330/08/2013
ministre des finances0.43%FR08/05/201305/08/2013
candidate1.29%EN08/04/201304/08/2013
ministro das finanças0.43%PT08/01/201301/08/2013
minister of finance2.01%EN12/31/201231/12/2012
zimbabwean finance minister0.57%EN12/13/201213/12/2012
segretario generale0.72%IT04/06/200806/04/2008
segretario0.14%IT03/31/200831/03/2008
parlamentari0.14%IT03/30/200830/03/2008
spokesperson0.14%EN09/09/200509/09/2005
mp0.14%EN02/12/200512/02/2005
Names Lang Count
Tendai BitiEN55.35%
Tendai BitiFR11.45%
Tendai BitiPT10.84%
Tendai BitiAF10.82%
Tendai BitiEU10.82%
Тендай БитиRU0.29%
Tendai BitEN0.21%
Тендаи БитиRU0.08%
Тендаю БитиRU0.05%
Tandai BitiEN0.05%
Tendai BitiSW0.03%
Tandai BitiNL0.00%
Tenda BitiEN0.00%


 
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Tendai Biti said : "There is a crisis in Zimbabwe. There is an implosion, the military are everywhere suffocating people's rights, and people are being abducted tortured, sexually abused," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, August 13, 2020 9:21:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "Journalists and activists are languishing in prison so leadership is required of the region of Cyril Ramaphosa but we find the actions and tantrums of Emmerson Mnangagwa as totally unacceptable and unacceptable denialism," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, August 13, 2020 9:21:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti blamed : “I am not worried about the noise other people make on social media. Twitter following does not necessarily translate into votes. In fact, it only brings massive criticism as it exposes their lies and lack of strategy,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, August 12, 2020 3:34:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti blamed : "I am not worried about the noise other people make on social media. Twitter following does not necessarily translate into votes. In fact, it only brings massive criticism as it exposes their lies and lack of strategy," External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, August 12, 2020 8:03:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti blamed : "I am not worried about the noise other people make on social media. Twitter following does not necessarily translate into votes. In fact, it only brings massive criticism as it exposes their lies and lack of strategy," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, August 12, 2020 2:53:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti told : “So, we cannot be ignored. Zimbabweans cannot be ignored,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, August 11, 2020 4:05:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti added : “So we emphasise democracy over stability because the former is the guarantor of the latter,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, August 11, 2020 4:05:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : “We now look forward to the agenda and the mandate of the team that he (Ramaphosa) has appointed. The details have not been flashed out to us,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, August 10, 2020 11:47:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti told : “So, we cannot be ignored. Zimbabweans cannot be ignored,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, August 10, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti added : “So we emphasise democracy over stability because the former is the guarantor of the latter,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, August 10, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : “We now look forward to the agenda and the mandate of the team that he (Ramaphosa) has appointed. The details have not been flashed out to us,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, August 10, 2020 3:00:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : “We now look forward to the agenda and the mandate of the team that he (Ramaphosa) has appointed. The details have not been flashed out to us,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, August 10, 2020 3:00:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : “On the 31st of July 2018, there was a political party called the MDC Alliance led by Advocate Nelson Chamisa that participated in that election,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, August 10, 2020 1:36:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "We still have a few and the few are largely people in the military who participated in the liberation struggle, who feel that this is, ‘Us thing!' and to use local language 'Chinhu chedu!'," External link

onlinenigeria Monday, August 10, 2020 2:06:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "We still have a few and the few are largely people in the military who participated in the liberation struggle, who feel that this is, ‘Us thing!' and to use local language 'Chinhu chedu!'," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, August 9, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti told : “So, we cannot be ignored. Zimbabweans cannot be ignored,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, August 9, 2020 6:53:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti added : “So we emphasise democracy over stability because the former is the guarantor of the latter,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, August 9, 2020 6:53:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "We still have a few and the few are largely people in the military who participated in the liberation struggle, who feel that this is, us, thing and to use local language chinhu chedu," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, August 9, 2020 1:03:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “I don’t think they (Zanu PF) are ready for anything,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, August 7, 2020 4:17:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti told : "We are at a tipping point, something is going to give," External link

ibtimes Tuesday, August 4, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti told : "We are at a tipping point, something is going to give," External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, August 4, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "We are at a tipping point, something is going to give," External link

aljazeera-en Tuesday, August 4, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti told : "We are at a tipping point, something is going to give," External link

digitaljournal Tuesday, August 4, 2020 9:08:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti told : "We are at a tipping point, something is going to give," External link

afp-en Tuesday, August 4, 2020 8:31:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti told : "We are at a tipping point, something is going to give," External link

ibtimes Tuesday, August 4, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti told : "We are at a tipping point, something is going to give," External link

pulse Tuesday, August 4, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti told : "We are at a tipping point, something is going to give," External link

afp-en Tuesday, August 4, 2020 4:34:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti wrote : “The #amoeba must find an exit strategy and create a soft landing for him and his plentiful progeny. It is time. The citizens outsmarted the same by staying away,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, August 2, 2020 5:08:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti added ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : "We place responsibility for the rise in COVID-19 cases on the doors of the regime, on the doors of Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa. " External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, July 30, 2020 5:48:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about Patrick Chinamasa ) : “We reject the fascist response by the regime, in particular the remarks by the deranged Chinamasa, who would have asked for dialogue with organisers of the events of 31 July,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, July 30, 2020 4:09:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about Patrick Chinamasa ) : “We are concerned about the efforts to liquidate the MDC Alliance. We take great exception to the description of our alliance as a terrorist by a ramshackle individual who is not qualified to make that statement in the form of (Patrick) Chinamasa. We are a legitimate and constitutional organisation,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, July 30, 2020 4:09:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "We reject the fascist response by the regime, in particular the remarks made by the deranged Patrick Chinamasa," "A responsible government would have asked for dialogue with the organisers of the events of July 31, 2020, but this regime is unique, this regime is violent, this regime is impervious to logic and objectivity and we have seen a huge clampdown on people including Hopewell Chin'ono, Jacob Ngarivhume and others" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, July 30, 2020 11:15:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti added : "We are concerned about the attacks on the general membership of our movement and the people. We are concerned in particular with concerted effort to liquidate the MDC Alliance. " External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, July 30, 2020 11:15:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : “They’re being hounded as if they are common criminals. They’re all in hiding, being hounded by a predatory, thugocratic state led by Emmerson Mnangagwa. We’re concerned particularly at the concerted effort to liquidate the MDC Alliance. We take great exception to the description of our party as a terrorist organisation,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, July 30, 2020 1:35:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “We’re calling for the restoration of the constitution as a matter of urgency. Covid-19 has allowed this regime through the back door to impose a de facto state of emergency. Everyone’s rights have been suspended,” “We support the rights of the citizens who have organised July 31, 2020. We support their constitutional right to embark on a peaceful, constitutional protest against the regime codified in section 59 of the constitution of Zimbabwe. We reject the fascist response by the regime. A responsible government would have asked for dialogue with the organisers, but this regime is unique… it is violent and impervious to logic” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, July 30, 2020 1:35:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti told : “We will resist the de facto declaration of state of emergency. We will resist the curtailment of our rights,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, July 23, 2020 4:23:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “We accept this explanation because we regard the pandemic as a serious one and we do not want to expose anyone to the virus. We are going to hold our enquiry in abeyance for a period of four weeks,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, July 21, 2020 11:02:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : “Everyone should pay back, starting with Mnangagwa, he was one of the biggest beneficiaries,” “Everything was about looting and patronage and unfortunately, Zanu-PF will never get tired of looting” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, July 19, 2020 11:04:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : "Everyone should pay back, starting with Mnangagwa, he was one of the biggest beneficiaries," "Everything was about looting and patronage and unfortunately, Zanu-PF will never get tired of looting" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, July 19, 2020 12:05:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “It is a disaster because the country is in an emergency situation of COVID-19 and people were expecting supplementary budgetary measures in US$ terms and at least even a statement on how the US$75 cushioning allowance for civil servants will be paid out,” External link

newsday Friday, July 17, 2020 2:57:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti charged : “People were expecting a statement which will address the massive shortages of fuel, where it is now being sold in US$ and everything is indexed in US$, including vehicle registration. His mid-term review is a total rejection of critical issues affecting people. This mid-term review statement is a total disaster,” “His budget surpluses are hot air as people are hungry and civil servants are underpaid. He failed to address the closure of the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange, the delisting of Old Mutual, and the closure of bulk EcoCash transactions and the serious market distortions in the agriculture sector, where tobacco and cotton farmers are complaining about payment and cotton farmers have $300 million trapped in EcoCash (agent lines)” External link

newsday Friday, July 17, 2020 2:57:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti told : “He also refused to acknowledge that the 2020 budget has been ravaged by inflation, hence there was scope for a supplementary budget — especially in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, July 17, 2020 11:01:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "It's a desperate act by a desperate clueless government," External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, July 12, 2020 2:29:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "It's a desperate act by a desperate clueless government," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, July 12, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “Today, we were supposed to continue with our oral evidence from the Finance ministry on issues relating to the Financial Adjustments Bill. We met the Ministry of Finance on June 26 and at the close of that meeting, we agreed that we will adjourn to July 6th (yesterday). We adjourned by consent,” “The reasons why we adjourned were that the Ministry of Finance representatives Kunaka and Zvandasara and two other officials could not explain to us why the figures in the US$10,6 billion Financial Adjustments Bill were over and above the accounts audited by the Auditor-General for 2015 to 2018” External link

newsday Wednesday, July 8, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about George Guvamatanga ) : “However, on Friday July 3, the clerk of the PAC, Christian Ratsakatika, received an email from Guvamatanga’s office, which said they would not be able to attend because they had not yet received a legal opinion from the Attorney-General, and that they were busy with the midterm budget review to be announced next Thursday on July 16,” External link

newsday Wednesday, July 8, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about George Guvamatanga ) : “We want to express our extreme disappointment as PAC at the Ministry of Finance because we are dealing with their Bill in respect of which they are asking for forgiveness for over-expenditure from Parliament on unauthorised use of a colossal amount. We see barbaric disrespect of this committee by Guvamatanga,” External link

newsday Wednesday, July 8, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about Clerk ) : “We will adjourn the meeting to July 20 and in the event that they are not present the Clerk of Parliament will issue a warrant in terms of the Parliament Privileges and Immunities Act,” External link

newsday Wednesday, July 8, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "The arrest of 18 nurses and hospital staff from Harare Hospital now , is heinous and totally unacceptable. Criminalising industrial disputes is an unfair labor practice," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, July 7, 2020 9:28:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about The UK ) : “The regime has gone absolutely bonkers & desperate. Fake news and fake letters have now become the new norm. This is Emmerson writ large. Over the years he has cut his teeth manufacturing evidence, planting arms, smearing opponents. He is crude, ruthless but structurally dull,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, July 5, 2020 11:46:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti told : "We have also received very confidential reports that General Chiwenga has issued an order for the assassination of President Nelson Chamisa and myself. We don't accept that," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, July 4, 2020 11:23:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti told : "It's a result of a lack of production in the country. Until this is addressed, we will continue witnessing the collapse of the economy and these attempts by a clueless government to resuscitate it," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, June 28, 2020 8:12:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “It’s shifting the deck when the Titanic is sinking,” External link

EastAfrican Sunday, June 28, 2020 1:01:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti added : “On May 15, the black market rate was $1 to ZW$40, today, in early June, the rate is $1 to ZW$85. ‘‘So it has grown by more than 100 per cent in less than three weeks,” “Some of the things that have exacerbated this have been the measures taken by the Reserve Bank, in particular the restrictions on electronic transfers, mobile money and the restriction of real time gross settlement transactions” External link

EastAfrican Sunday, June 28, 2020 1:01:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti told : “It’s a result of a lack of production in the country. Until this is addressed, we will continue witnessing the collapse of the economy and these attempts by a clueless government to resuscitate it,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, June 28, 2020 12:31:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "It does not make economic sense. The reason why we have a black market in the economy is not because of Ecocash or the stock exchange, it's because we are simply not producing," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, June 28, 2020 10:58:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "You cannot have a government that specialises in creating difficulties for its citizens. Think of the millions of people who cannot access money in banks who rely on mobile transfers," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, June 28, 2020 10:58:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “It is a foolish government run by foolish people. It is the worst among us, it is a kakistocracy,” External link

newsday Wednesday, June 24, 2020 11:08:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about Nelson Chamisa ) : “They have unleashed fascism in the country, they have closed space but that doesn’t work. The more you increase pressure, the more people quest for freedom, so people are hungry for freedom and people are ready to die for that freedom,” “A moronic project to destroy the movement using all levers of the State was always bound to fail. The people are clear. We are MDC Alliance led by one leader, Nelson Chamisa” External link

newsday Wednesday, June 24, 2020 11:08:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about Monetary Policy ) : "The minister has failed in absolute terms and must resign. We are gravely concerned about the continuous shifting of our Monetary Policy. We are concerned particularly about the constant changes to our Monetary Policy," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, June 20, 2020 11:44:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "It is a fictitious package because government does not have ZW$18 billion. As a matter of fact, since the lockdown on March 30, this government has hardly collected any revenue because companies have been shut down. So that ZW$18 billion is hot air. So you cannot distribute hot air. You are not God," "So, it's pie in the sky. We do need a package, a social package, to flatten the poverty curve. In my submission, this government, by hook and by crook, must find US$500 million which it should channel towards social safety nets. This would entail the provision of food to the people, provision of cash handouts to people during the period of the pandemic" External link

onlinenigeria Friday, June 19, 2020 2:05:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "The other important ratio to look at is the net value of debt to exports. This ratio is key because you use your exports to clear your debt. Our debt levels now are over 90% to export earnings. Our debt-to-GDP ratio is over 200%," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, June 19, 2020 10:58:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "The Staff-Monitored Programme agreed in May of 2019 is dead. Since 2014, Zimbabwe under Zanu-PF has gone through four SMPs like diapers and everyone is now realising that the diarrhoea won't stop unless you find a political solution," "Anything else that doesn't address the political solution is a waste of time. There must be an address of the political situation. That is the elephant in the living room" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, June 19, 2020 10:58:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "It is shifting the deck when the Titanic is sinking (efforts by the RBZ to arrest the collapse of the Zimbabwean dollar).These measures are actually making the parallel market rate go on fire. On May 15, the black market rate was US$1:ZW$40, today in early June the rate is US$1:ZW$85. So it has grown by more than 100% in less than three weeks," "One of the things that have exacerbated this has been the measures taken by the Reserve Bank, in particular the restrictions on Zipit transactions, EcoCash transactions, and closure of EcoCash agents and the restriction of Real-Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) transactions. It does not work. It will not work. There is a shortage of foreign currency in this country because we are not producing" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, June 19, 2020 10:58:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "It is a fictitious package because government does not have ZW$18 billion. As a matter of fact, since the lockdown on March 30, this government has hardly collected any revenue because companies have been shut down. So that ZW$18 billion is hot air. So you cannot distribute hot air. You are not God," "So, it's pie in the sky. We do need a package, a social package, to flatten the poverty curve. In my submission, this government, by hook and by crook, must find US$500 million which it should channel towards social safety nets. This would entail the provision of food to the people, provision of cash handouts to people during the period of the pandemic" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, June 19, 2020 10:58:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “It is our contention that Ncube owes Zimbabwe an apology and that he should repeal SI 33 and SI 42 and the Finance Act because he is introducing the Zimbabwe dollar through the back door. The Minister of Finance has been involved in massive lying,” External link

newsday Friday, June 19, 2020 7:31:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "The key precondition here is to resolve the political crisis but it doesn't appear that it will be resolved any time soon. So talking about the prospects of a rebound when it comes to Zimbabwe is basically far-fetched and daydreaming," External link

wacotrib Friday, June 19, 2020 2:14:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti told : “No one trusts them. This economy doesn’t trust them,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, June 18, 2020 7:14:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti added : “What needs to be done is that the government must reintroduce, as a matter of urgency, the regime of multiple currencies,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, June 18, 2020 7:14:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti told : “So, two issues and measures around the fungibility of certain shares — in particular the Old Mutual shares — must be allowed to be fungible,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, June 18, 2020 7:14:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "We maintain strongly that ZANU cannot unilaterally alter a constitution that was approved by 93% of Zimbabweans in a referendum. More so when some of the proposed amendments seek to alter the basic structure of the constitution. The constitution is sacrosanct & should be protected," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, June 17, 2020 8:01:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "We maintain strongly that ZANU cannot unilaterally alter a constitution that was approved by 93% of Zimbabweans in a referendum. Moreso when some of the proposed amendments seek to alter the basic structure of the constitution. The constitution is sacrosanct & should be protected," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, June 17, 2020 11:28:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : “As the economy implodes, Mnangagwa and his lot are presiding over the most corrupt and extractive period since Zimbabwe’s independence 40 years ago. Billions of dollars are siphoned off from the state, in vehicles and companies linked to Mnangagwa, his family and business associates,” External link

theindependent Monday, June 15, 2020 11:13:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about Mthuli Ncube ) : “We urgently need a political solution in this country because if we do not do that, as (Finance minister) Mthuli Ncube admits in his letter to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), there is going to be an implosion,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, June 14, 2020 2:18:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti wrote : "Even in these unprecedented times, any support from the World Bank Group must contribute towards our shared goal of better health and economic opportunity for the people of Zimbabwe. Any assistance must not be allowed to further enrich or entrench the very people who have destroyed our economy and democracy," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, June 9, 2020 10:05:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “I would be happy to facilitate dialogue between the bank and civil society on arrears in question as a way of ensuring that international support to Zimbabwe is consistent with economic and democratic reform and not a step backwards for our long-suffering people,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, June 9, 2020 4:43:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “I would be happy to facilitate dialogue between the bank and civil society on arrears in question as a way of ensuring that international support to Zimbabwe is consistent with economic and democratic reform and not a step backwards for our long-suffering people,” External link

herald Tuesday, June 9, 2020 3:00:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : “That Emmerson must go is a shared unconstested view. What is not shared is methodology & the future .We must avoid Nov 2017 Lawlessnes begets unlawful outcomes .The NTA created by converged Zimbabweans is the only way forward . It gives Zim a chance & allows much needed time out,” External link

zimeye Monday, June 8, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti told : “At the centre of these challenges is the failure to resolve the deep political crisis in the country,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, June 8, 2020 2:07:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti told : “If that was not the case, there wouldn’t have been independence in Zimbabwe, South Africa and Namibia,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, June 8, 2020 2:07:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti told : “At the centre of these challenges is the failure to resolve the deep political crisis in the country,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, June 7, 2020 1:52:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti told : “If that was not the case, there wouldn’t have been independence in Zimbabwe, South Africa and Namibia,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, June 7, 2020 1:52:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti added : “You will kill two birds with one stone. You will also deal with the problem of runaway inflation,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, June 7, 2020 1:52:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti told : “Now you cannot introduce a currency when no one trusts you … that is the problem with Mnangagwa and Ncube. No one trusts them. This economy doesn’t trust them,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, June 7, 2020 1:52:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti added : “What needs to be done is that the government must reintroduce, as a matter of urgency, the regime of multiple currencies,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, June 7, 2020 1:52:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti told : “So, two issues and measures around the fungibility of certain shares — in particular the Old Mutual shares — must be allowed to be fungible,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, June 7, 2020 1:52:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti told : “We are the rightful owners of the building and you have had no court order to stop us from entering,” External link

angop Saturday, June 6, 2020 2:25:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti told : “We are the rightful owners of the building and you have had no court order to stop us from entering,” External link

standardmedia Friday, June 5, 2020 6:50:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti told : "We are the rightful owners of the building and you have had no court order to stop us from entering," External link

reuters-en Friday, June 5, 2020 5:21:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "These are just trumped-up charges by a desperate dictator called Emmerson (Mnangagwa). It's a waste of time, those charges are a waste of time," "How can the courts be burdened to look into cooked up charges against Advocate Thabani Mpofu when we have lost billions through corruption led by Emmerson Mnangagwa? In a country where Emmerson and his children have stolen everything. It's just shocking. It shows unbelievable levels of State capture" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, June 5, 2020 11:10:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “The government spends more than it has and this results in the printing of more money to support fiscal spending, which in turn results in inflation,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, June 2, 2020 2:58:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “They made him sleep at Rhodesville Police Station . His crime is that he defended the people in their quest for legitimacy and justice . They are now refusing to take him to court , pretending to be in meetings .No gun,no prison will stop an idea whose hour is ripe,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, June 2, 2020 1:09:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti argued ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : “Zimbabwe under Emmerson Mnangagwa has truly become a pariah State . A little tin pot banana Republic that deserves no sympathy or respect,” “The regime is at it again . Hardly a day passes without gross violation of human rights . The economy has collapsed.Poverty engulfs the citizen but all energy is directed at emasculating the citizenThe arrest of journalists doing their work is unlawful and ridiculous.. This man has failed and failed in absolute terms . Charema chinhu !! Charamba Chinhu!!Part of his problem is ,he has never understood Statecraft . He has never understood that governance is consensual,an inclusive process of trade ins , incentives and trade offs” External link

zimeye Wednesday, May 27, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about Pravin Gordhan ) : “In July 2010 after a meeting in Boksburg, Johannesburg, with Pravin Gordhan (former South African Finance minister), I briefed my principals on the need and imperative of joining the Rand Monetary Union and Sacu [Southern African Customs Union]. The idea was ferociously shot down purely on the grounds of nationalism. South Africa was said to be brash and arrogant,” External link

newsday Monday, May 25, 2020 7:09:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about Pravin Gordhan ) : "In July 2010 after a meeting in Boksburg, Johannesburg, with Pravin Gordhan (former South African Finance minister), I briefed my principals on the need and imperative of joining the Rand Monetary Union and Sacu [Southern African Customs Union]. The idea was ferociously shot down purely on the grounds of nationalism. South Africa was said to be brash and arrogant," External link

onlinenigeria Monday, May 25, 2020 1:57:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about Pravin Gordhan ) : "In July 2010 after a meeting in Boksburg, Johannesburg, with Pravin Gordhan (former South African Finance minister), I briefed my principals on the need and imperative of joining the Rand Monetary Union and Sacu [Southern African Customs Union]. The idea was ferociously shot down purely on the grounds of nationalism. South Africa was said to be brash and arrogant," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, May 25, 2020 10:33:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti told : “It’s a total collapse. The most painful thing is that this is self-induced as all this was clearly avoidable,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, May 25, 2020 2:49:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti added : “The political crisis in the country has to be resolved. Economics is very easy. You eat what you kill … deal with the madness in the currency issues, scrap controls and restrictions, re-dollarise and stop corruption,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, May 25, 2020 2:49:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti told : "It's a total collapse. The most painful thing is that this is self-induced as all this was clearly avoidable," External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, May 24, 2020 8:08:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti added : "The political crisis in the country has to be resolved. Economics is very easy. You eat what you kill … deal with the madness in the currency issues, scrap controls and restrictions, re-dollarise and stop corruption," External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, May 24, 2020 8:08:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti told : "It's a total collapse. The most painful thing is that this is self-induced as all this was clearly avoidable," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, May 24, 2020 7:06:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti added : "The political crisis in the country has to be resolved. Economics is very easy. You eat what you kill … deal with the madness in the currency issues, scrap controls and restrictions, re-dollarise and stop corruption," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, May 24, 2020 7:06:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "The regime is at it again," "Hardly a day passes without gross violation of human rights. The economy has collapsed, poverty engulfs citizens, but all the energy is directed at emasculating the citizen. The arrest of journalists doing their work is unlawful and ridiculous" External link

BBCMonitoring Sunday, May 24, 2020 6:06:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti déclaré ( about Pravin Gordhan ) : "Après une réunion tenue en juillet 2010 à Boksburg, à Johannesburg, avec Pravin Gordhan (ancien ministre sud-africain des Finances), j'ai informé mes dirigeants de la nécessité et de l'importance de rejoindre l'Union monétaire du rand. L'idée a été fortement rejetée pour des raisons purement nationalistes. L'Afrique du Sud a été qualifiée d'effrontée et d'arrogante" External link

infosplusgabon Sunday, May 24, 2020 4:40:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti déclaré : "Avec le dollar américain qui s'échange désormais au-dessus de 65 ZWL sur le marché parallèle, il est temps que le régime accepte l'échec sans l'ombre d'un doute de ses politiques monétaires et de taux de change. Nous avons constamment soutenu que l'on peut truquer tout le reste, mais pas l'économie. Une réinitialisation urgente est nécessaire" External link

infosplusgabon Sunday, May 24, 2020 4:40:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti told : “It’s a total collapse. The most painful thing is that this is self-induced as all this was clearly avoidable,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, May 24, 2020 3:13:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti added : “The political crisis in the country has to be resolved. Economics is very easy. You eat what you kill … deal with the madness in the currency issues, scrap controls and restrictions, re-dollarise and stop corruption,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, May 24, 2020 3:13:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "The regime is at it again," "Hardly a day passes without gross violation of human rights. The economy has collapsed, poverty engulfs citizens, but all the energy is directed at emasculating the citizen. The arrest of journalists doing their work is unlawful and ridiculous" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, May 24, 2020 11:41:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “The regime is at it again,” “Hardly a day passes without gross violation of human rights. The economy has collapsed, poverty engulfs citizens, but all the energy is directed at emasculating the citizen. The arrest of journalists doing their work is unlawful and ridiculous” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, May 24, 2020 7:00:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “The judgment was reserved. The judge wanted to first see if government would lift the Zupco monopoly or allow the informal sector to re-open in the lockdown review,” External link

zimeye Saturday, May 23, 2020 1:30:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti argued : “Be that as it may adoption of the Rand and joining the Rand Monetary Union is the only viable mid term solution. The US$ is over valued and has appreciated more than 20 % in last two years . Zim must devalue to a stable international currency which is the Rand . Thirdly regional integration is the future . The region needs both free trade and a monetary union,” External link

zimeye Friday, May 22, 2020 3:16:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti added : "The judgment did not deal with the constitutional questions in the legality of dollarisation," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, May 22, 2020 10:07:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "The biggest debtor in this country is the government of Zimbabwe, which borrowed over US$11 billion in Treasury Bills alone and repaid those huge sums of money in RTGS dollars and bond notes. The government introduced the SI 33 and SI 143 of 2019 in order to clear its debts," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, May 22, 2020 10:07:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "When I left government as finance minister, I left US$6,5 billion in cash and through an expansionary of fiscal policy, they overspent, thereby taking people's money in deposits and the public accounts committee has confirmed that in its report on the central bank," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, May 22, 2020 10:07:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti added : "If this had happened in South Africa, there would have been multitudes of suits and as a practicing human rights lawyer in this particular commercial case, I blame the big people with real money who cannot come forward to fight such human rights violation because they manage the relations with the government," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, May 22, 2020 10:07:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “The judgment was reserved. The judge wanted to first see if government would lift the Zupco monopoly or allow the informal sector to re-open in the lockdown review,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, May 21, 2020 2:41:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "The regime is broke and broke in absolute terms. The coffers are empty and they are generating salaries through the RTGS ponzi scheme," "To date, Treasury has not disbursed safety-net payments to the ministry of social welfare. Tobacco sales have had a poor start and donors are not coming on board" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, May 13, 2020 7:26:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "Where is the $18 billion and the $200 million package coming from? We need to know, because government is broke and does not have money," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, May 8, 2020 2:40:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "We consider what has happened today as a declaration of war, as the end of normal politics," External link

allafrica Thursday, May 7, 2020 12:35:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti says : "What has happened today is a declaration of war. It marks the end of normal politics in Zimbabwe" External link

allafrica Thursday, May 7, 2020 12:35:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "We've given peace and dialogue a chance. What's happened today is a declaration of war. It marks the end of normal politics in Zimbabwe. We'll defend ourselves. We're not worried. We'll look the beast in the eye and fight," External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, May 6, 2020 8:19:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "We've given peace and dialogue a chance. What's happened today is a declaration of war. It marks the end of normal politics in Zimbabwe. We'll defend ourselves. We're not worried. We'll look the beast in the eye and fight," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, May 6, 2020 6:35:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti wrote : "The decision to force the use of ZUPCO buses as sole public transporter is irrational and monopolistic. ZUPCO lacks capacity to ferry every worker. The regime is out of depth, without a doubt the worst government in the world," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, May 5, 2020 7:19:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "It's the obligation of the state and the state alone to conduct and pay for Covid-19 tests. Forcing citizens to pay for own costs is irrational and an attack on the right to life. Equally, provision of masks is an obligation of the state. Compelling citizens to buy unavailable masks is zany," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, May 5, 2020 7:19:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “The reported deployment of Zimbabwe troops in Mozambique represents further reproduction of illegalities and ill-throughout actions by the regime. Assuming there is an urgent military situation in Cabo Delgado, surely the region collectively must act. A meeting of Sadc must be held” External link

newsday Monday, May 4, 2020 10:29:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “United Nations reports expose massive looting of diamonds and bauxite that took place under cover of war, regrettably the same characters are now in Mozambique,” External link

newsday Monday, May 4, 2020 10:29:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “The reported deployment of Zimbabwe troops in Mozambique represents further reproduction of illegalities and ill-throughout actions by the regime. Assuming there is an urgent military situation in Cabo Delgado, surely the region collectively must act. A meeting of Sadc must be held” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, May 4, 2020 12:22:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “United Nations reports expose massive looting of diamonds and bauxite that took place under cover of war, regrettably the same characters are now in Mozambique,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, May 4, 2020 12:22:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "The reported deployment of Zimbabwe troops in Mozambique represents further reproduction of illegalities and ill-throughout actions by the regime. Assuming there is an urgent military situation in Cabo Delgado, surely the region collectively must act. A meeting of Sadc must be held" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, May 4, 2020 10:26:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti told : “No one is going to believe his lies because things were already bad before Covid-19,” External link

thezimbabwemail Saturday, May 2, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti told : "No one is going to believe his lies because things were already bad before Covid-19," External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, May 2, 2020 8:13:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti told : "No one is going to believe his lies because things were already bad before Covid-19," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, May 2, 2020 7:13:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "The regime's price control announcement obliging retailers to revert to 25 March prices is illegal, zany and unenforceable. Price controls can't work, won't work. Regime must fix productivity and supply constraints. It must fix currency and fix mess. The level of incompetence is shocking," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, April 24, 2020 11:04:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “Given that it’s foreseeable that there will be a two-week lockdown extension, we urge the authorities to base all decisions on data, science, experts and the experience of other countries,” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, April 19, 2020 3:21:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "Given that it's foreseeable that there will be a two-week lockdown extension, we urge the authorities to base all decisions on data, science, experts and the experience of other countries," External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, April 18, 2020 8:14:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “Given that it’s foreseeable that there will be a two-week lockdown extension, we urge the authorities to base all decisions on data, science, experts and the experience of other countries,” External link

zimeye Saturday, April 18, 2020 7:23:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "Given that it's foreseeable that there will be a two-week lockdown extension, we urge the authorities to base all decisions on data, science, experts and the experience of other countries," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, April 18, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “We are not testing, unfortunately. Zimbabwe so far has done 500 tests, so in the absence of data, the authorities do not have the basis of making a decision of extending or not extending. In our view, there is no point in locking down people unless you are actually testing. The whole idea of a lockdown is to enable the cycle and in those 14 days you are not testing, there is no basis for lockdown, massive tests are missing in Zimbabwe,” External link

newsday Wednesday, April 15, 2020 6:01:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "We are not testing, unfortunately. Zimbabwe so far has done 500 tests, so in the absence of data, the authorities do not have the basis of making a decision of extending or not extending. In our view, there is no point in locking down people unless you are actually testing. The whole idea of a lockdown is to enable the cycle and in those 14 days you are not testing, there is no basis for lockdown, massive tests are missing in Zimbabwe," External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, April 15, 2020 3:22:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "We are not testing, unfortunately. Zimbabwe so far has done 500 tests, so in the absence of data, the authorities do not have the basis of making a decision of extending or not extending. In our view, there is no point in locking down people unless you are actually testing. The whole idea of a lockdown is to enable the cycle and in those 14 days you are not testing, there is no basis for lockdown, massive tests are missing in Zimbabwe," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, April 15, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "20 African countries obtain debt relief and Zimbabwe is conspicuously absent. The reason is political illegitimacy, fascism and disrespect of the rule of law. Reason is corruption and rent seeking behavior,cartels and #SakundaRepublic . Reason is failure to reform and stealing elections," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, April 14, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “The regime which has wasted $2.7 billion on Command Wheat can’t build decent infrastructure for our people. It is failing to provide PPE (personal protective equipment) to respondents and has so far failed to buy a single test kit. The regime must wake up from its slumber, provide stimulus safety nets, test, track, isolate and treat people for coronavirus,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, April 14, 2020 4:55:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about Kudakwashe Bhasikiti ) : "Political issues are not determined in courts of law. I was the lawyer who represented Kudakwashe Bhaskiti when he was expelled from Zanu-PF in early 2015," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, April 13, 2020 7:15:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "On behalf of Bhaskiti, l went from the High Court all the way to the ConCourt arguing that Bhaskiti had been expelled without due process and a disciplinary hearing. The ConCourt told me that I had a duty and obligation to exhaust domestic remedies and ‘resolve your problems within the party," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, April 13, 2020 7:15:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “The regime which has wasted $2.7 billion on Command Wheat can’t build decent infrastructure for our people. It is failing to provide PPE (personal protective equipment) to respondents and has so far failed to buy a single test. The regime must wake up from its slumber, provide stimulus safety nets, test, track, isolate and treat people for coronavirus,” External link

zimeye Monday, April 13, 2020 5:11:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "COVID-19 has exposed the lack of leadership, lack of talent and lack of care on the part of men and women masquerading as government in the present day Zimbabwe," "The first thing that is so key is to conduct tests, so it's regrettable that to date only 400 tests have been conducted. Every other serious country has rolled out programmes of mass testing, countries like South Africa, Spain, China itself and the USA," External link

allafrica Monday, April 13, 2020 4:17:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "COVID-19 has exposed the lack of leadership, lack of talent and lack of care on the part of men and women masquerading as government in the present day Zimbabwe," "The first thing that is so key is to conduct tests, so it's regrettable that to date only 400 tests have been conducted. Every other serious country has rolled out programmes of mass testing, countries like South Africa, Spain, China itself and the USA," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, April 10, 2020 10:33:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "We are not testing, the tests are not enough and when you test you need to put people in isolation and do contact tracing for all positive cases thoroughly, which is not happening," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, April 9, 2020 11:34:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “We’re the MDC Alliance. Our president is Nelson Chamisa. He was elected unopposed at the Gweru congress” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, April 1, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “The MDC Alliance participated in the 2018 Election and our candidate Advocate @nelsonchamisa had more than 2.6 m votes . We then went to an MDC A Congress which unanimously elected @nelsonchamisa as our leader . A judgment in which the MDC A was never part of can’t change that.. The MDC A is a people’s project. A massive institution backed by the working people of this country .It’s undisputed and uncontested leader is @nelsonchamisa. There is no country in the world where a court of law can impose leadership on a voluntary association. No court of law can defeat or set aside the people s will as expressed in Gweru-@nelsonchamisa is our president,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, April 1, 2020 3:55:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “The congress of May 2019 stands, and cannot be affected by any ruling and determination on a judgment affecting the MDC-T,” External link

newsday Wednesday, April 1, 2020 10:42:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "The congress of May 2019 stands, and cannot be affected by any ruling and determination on a judgement affecting the MDC-T. We are MDC Alliance. The next congress of the MDC Alliance is in May 2023, not anytime before. This is a judgement against an entity called the MDC-T, we are the MDC Alliance," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, March 31, 2020 10:11:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “Then Mnangagwa told Mbeki: ‘I want to consult with my colleagues. You go now and come back after Christmas,’” “But that call never came. Mbeki is still waiting” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, March 27, 2020 6:35:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "Zim lockdown must have safety nets in form of cash or food handouts to the vulnerable. It must be accompanied by a Fiscal Stimulus & numerous incentives & tax breaks . Business and CSOs must play their part. Second a national High Care Facility needs to be set up urgently," "The old St Anne's Hospital can easily be re-equipped with ventilators & other High Care equipment . Third Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) must be secured to protect all workers. Fourth Surveillance, Testing ,Tracing &Treatment capacity must be enhanced ie entire ecosystem" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, March 27, 2020 11:41:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about Finance Act ) : “The regime has radically done a volte face& sneakily re-dollarised.We told them it wouldn’t work & won’t work. They owe Zimbabwe an apology and they should now bring a Bill to Parliament formally repealing those sections of theFinance Act that incorporated SI33 & 142of 2019 1/3,” External link

zimeye Thursday, March 26, 2020 11:00:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "The key issue is that indigenous fuel importers, minus Zuva, control 45% of the fuel sector, but they are getting less than 2% of the forex allocation. The bulk is shared among Trafigura, Sakunda and Total," "There is also an attempt to delink Trafigura, Puma and Sakunda. Those three entities get disproportionate forex allocations. Trafigura and Puma are foreign companies, why are they getting these allocations? This is a very incestuous and predatory relationship which is evidence of state capture" External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, March 21, 2020 12:39:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about Madam Speaker ) : “Madam Speaker, Government has the right to distribute land to anyone using an offer letter — this has been done using the 99-year leases and there is no need for any other law. Government published a new SI62 last Friday which states that those white farmers who had their land repossessed are being given back the land. This is a reversal of the Land Reform Programme, so it must be clear whether there is change in Government policy regarding the repossessing of land,” External link

herald Friday, March 20, 2020 3:11:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "the net effect of SI 62 of 2020 is to allow the government to take back the land it had already given to people during the land reform programme to its original owners" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, March 19, 2020 9:47:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti wrote : “The regime is truly and remarkably zany and fascist,” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, March 15, 2020 8:09:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti amesema : “Nimesafiri kutoka Zimbabwe, nimepitia katika viwanja viwili vya ndege na kila nilipofika nimekuta wamevaa vifunika uso, kutokana na ugonjwa wa corona,” External link

mwananchi Sunday, March 15, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “Often times our quest for democracy is disturbed by a multiplicity of voices and candidates. That doesn’t help our course,” External link

theCitizen Sunday, March 15, 2020 12:25:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti told : "When I slept in my hotel room last night, I could not sleep because there was electricity. Because for six months in my country, I haven't had electricity. For six months in my country, I wash from a bucket because there is no water," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, March 15, 2020 12:16:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "In Zimbabwe, I chair the Public Accounts Committee of the Parliament. I have never seen such levels of corruption, such levels of looting. But they don't just eat money and State privilege alone. They also start to eat the citizen, vandalise the citizen and arrest the citizen. What is the crime of the citizen? The crime of the citizen is willing to say ‘No, we are entitled to a different group of choice of men and women. Democracy," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, March 15, 2020 12:16:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "We were on our own before we invited the visitors inside, but you never raised the issues you arc raising. I am sorry to Zacc that we are washing our dirty linen in public. Can you kindly excuse us so, that we discuss this," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, March 15, 2020 3:10:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “Right now, we have a deficit in our current account. For every dollar of foreign currency that comes in as export earnings, four dollars are going out as imports. The equation is not balancing,” External link

zimeye Saturday, March 14, 2020 6:22:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “Let the market settle on the exchange rate. Encourage productivity, eliminate export surrender requirements, budget deficits and the rogue printing of money by the reserve bank,” External link

zimeye Saturday, March 14, 2020 6:22:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti amesema : “Nimesafiri kutoka Zimbabwe, nimepitia katika viwanja viwili vya ndege na kila nilipofika nimekuta wamevaa masiki (mdomoni), kutokana na ugonjwa wa Corona,” External link

mwananchi Saturday, March 14, 2020 5:18:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about Gabriel Chaibva ) : “We were on our own before ZACC came, before the press came. So I’m actually disturbed by the timing of your question. But be that as it may, I will ask comrade Chaibva and your team to excuse us,” External link

zimeye Saturday, March 14, 2020 9:15:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "Right now, we have a deficit in our current account. For every dollar of foreign currency that comes in as export earnings, four dollars are going out as imports. The equation is not balancing," External link

onlinenigeria Friday, March 13, 2020 7:38:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "Let the market settle on the exchange rate. Encourage productivity, eliminate export surrender requirements, budget deficits and the rogue printing of money by the reserve bank," External link

onlinenigeria Friday, March 13, 2020 7:38:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "Right now, we have a deficit in our current account. For every dollar of foreign currency that comes in as export earnings, four dollars are going out as imports. The equation is not balancing," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, March 13, 2020 7:00:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "Let the market settle on the exchange rate. Encourage productivity, eliminate export surrender requirements, budget deficits and the rogue printing of money by the reserve bank," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, March 13, 2020 7:00:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "As long as there is no productivity, an expansionary fiscal policy and deep budget deficits, as long as there is corruption and export surrender requirements, as long as there is John (Mangudya) and his money printing quasi fiscal activities Mthuli (Ncube's) tinkering won't work," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, March 12, 2020 11:12:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "Mr (Editor) Mauto is reportedly attending a family bereavement and the case will now be heard on May 11," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, March 10, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “The amount you are owed and the cost of each car do not tally. Therefore, we request tender documents, proof of supply and the actual payment of the vehicles,” External link

newsday Tuesday, March 10, 2020 7:03:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti asked : “We invited the former permanent secretary in the ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Water and Rural Resettlement Ringson Chitsiko who said command agriculture programme was being handled by ministry of Finance and Economic Development. We invited officials from the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development who indicated that the reserve bank was handling the matter. RBZ officials came and told us that they were doing payments only everything else was being done by GMB, so what was your role as GMB in this programme,” External link

zbc Monday, March 9, 2020 5:38:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “Look at the huge queues for fuel, the massive shortage of power, the massive shortage of basic commodities; look at the social crisis, the closure of hospitals and schools, inflation, growth in money supply over 300% from January to October 2019, so the government is already feeling the effects of the mad decision of introducing a currency when conditions did not exist that can sustain a local currency,” External link

newsday Sunday, March 8, 2020 6:25:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “Speaking as an African, speaking as a Zimbabwean, there is no substitute for democracy,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, March 6, 2020 8:41:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “There is no such thing as a benign dictatorship. Dictatorship is a dictatorship,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, March 6, 2020 8:41:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “Mugabe knew he had lost and wanted to hand over power but his henchman refused and had to play with the figures so that Tsvangirai would not have the 50 percent plus one vote majority needed to win the elections outright,” External link

zimeye Friday, March 6, 2020 12:22:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : “Being a selfless leader, president Tsvangirai had to pull out of the run-off to save his people and had to agree to a Government of National Unity,” External link

zimeye Friday, March 6, 2020 12:22:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : "Being a selfless leader, president Tsvangirai had to pull out of the run-off to save his people and had to agree to a Government of National Unity," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, March 6, 2020 10:15:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “There is no law that allows Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) to expropriate the farmers’ foreign currency. We want farmers to get their raw foreign currency,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, March 5, 2020 1:23:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “We, therefore, request Parliament to place the ministers concerned under notice in terms of tabling the forensic audits that date as far back as 2016” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, March 5, 2020 12:58:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "No investor in his right mind will invest millions of dollars in an environment where the local currency is devaluing at such a rate," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, February 28, 2020 8:55:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "As long as we fail to resolve these, this country will continue with the high-risk premium," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, February 28, 2020 8:55:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "This is not a conducive environment. We are one of the most corrupt countries in Africa and no one will invest here," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, February 28, 2020 8:55:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “The fuel pipeline was leased to a private player who has links with top government officials. These are now responsible for blocking the deal to construct a second pipeline. Those who have a monopoly in importing bulk fuel into the country are also retailers and those with control of the pipeline also have indigenous partners who run fuel retails in the country,” External link

theindependent Wednesday, February 26, 2020 6:48:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “Fuel in this country is basically controlled by two companies. Trafigura from Singapore does not produce fuel, why should Zimbabwe buy the bulk of its fuel from a middleman called Trafigura? So you have to break that cartel. Then you have the pipeline controlled by Glencore, that’s a monopoly, this is just corruption,” External link

theindependent Wednesday, February 26, 2020 6:48:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti responded : “The desperate actions of a desperate rogue regime. Zanu PF is truly sick, Emmerson has lost his marbles” External link

zimeye Wednesday, February 26, 2020 4:01:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “The mismanagement of foreign currency and monetary policy, corruption, lack of reforms and political banditry make Zimbabwe a basket case that should be avoided like a plague,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, February 26, 2020 3:05:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "When you read Senator Chief (Fortune) Charumbira's report, it is full of circumstantial situations and speculative innuendos and unjustified assumptions that once an MP is in touch with members of the public then there is a corruption motive. Surely, that is not correct," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 26, 2020 10:03:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "It was, therefore, unfair for the four MPs to be found guilty on the alternative crime which was not on the charge sheet," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 26, 2020 10:03:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : “The desperate actions of a desperate rogue regime. Zanu PF is truly sick, Emmerson has lost his marbles,” External link

newsday Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:18:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti wrote : "For those the gods are about to destroy they first make mad. Law does not allow this," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, February 25, 2020 10:00:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti wrote : "For those the gods are about to destroy they first make mad. Law does not allow this," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, February 25, 2020 10:00:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "Dura is an urgent national agenda. It is sad that 40 years after independence, 70% of Zimbabwe has no electricity, piped water or modern ablutions. This is an indictment of the regime. The dual enclave of the economy must go," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, February 24, 2020 9:28:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : "We need foreign direct investment from America, from the European Union, from everywhere in the world to rebuild our economy and empower our people. The only people who can create that trust and confidence for companies to invest in Zimbabwe is the MDC. Who can put their money into a government led by Emmerson Mnangagwa," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, February 24, 2020 9:28:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "Dura is an urgent national agenda. It is sad that 40 years after independence, 70% of Zimbabwe has no electricity, piped water or modern ablutions. This is an indictment of the regime. The dual enclave of the economy must go," External link

onlinenigeria Monday, February 24, 2020 3:04:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : "We need foreign direct investment from America, from the European Union, from everywhere in the world to rebuild our economy and empower our people. The only people who can create that trust and confidence for companies to invest in Zimbabwe is the MDC. Who can put their money into a government led by Emmerson Mnangagwa," External link

onlinenigeria Monday, February 24, 2020 3:04:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "Dura is an urgent national agenda. It is sad that 40 years after independence, 70% of Zimbabwe has no electricity, piped water or modern ablutions. This is an indictment of the regime. The dual enclave of the economy must go," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, February 24, 2020 1:59:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : "We need foreign direct investment from America, from the European Union, from everywhere in the world to rebuild our economy and empower our people. The only people who can create that trust and confidence for companies to invest in Zimbabwe is the MDC. Who can put their money into a government led by Emmerson Mnangagwa," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, February 24, 2020 1:59:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “Dura is an urgent national agenda. It is sad that 40 years after independence, 70% of Zimbabwe has no electricity, piped water or modern ablutions. This is an indictment of the regime. The dual enclave of the economy must go,” External link

newsday Monday, February 24, 2020 1:03:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : “We need foreign direct investment from America, from the European Union, from everywhere in the world to rebuild our economy and empower our people. The only people who can create that trust and confidence for companies to invest in Zimbabwe is the MDC. Who can put their money into a government led by Emmerson Mnangagwa,” External link

newsday Monday, February 24, 2020 1:03:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti asked : "If the Zimbabwe dollar has failed, why not swallow your pride and repeal SI 142," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, February 20, 2020 5:09:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "Most people do not suffer a divorce because it does not matter if your name is on the title deeds or not, but women are now suffering during the duration of the marriage because husbands are selling houses behind their wives' backs and getting into debt," "The law should be that all marriages in Zimbabwe are in community of property, and therefore, we should repeal the 1929 Matrimonial Properties Act because it is unconstitutional," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, February 18, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "I have got an aunt who stayed together with my uncle for 25 years. Then my uncle found a young woman from the same village in Mazana village, Murehwa West. My aunt was chased away from that house with four pots and four cattle, but she built that home and it is a very nice home," "We need a property regime that says even for a rural home, let us value it and you give each spouse their value. The Malawian Supreme Court has accepted a judgment that says it does not matter that the woman has gone into the husband's village, when it comes to distribution of matrimonial property, that rural home can be shared" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, February 18, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about Madam Speaker ) : "We have had the land reform for over 20 years. So what happens is a wife is married and oftentimes, the husband works in Harare or Bulawayo, so it is the wife who builds that farm, works so hard to buy centre pivots and build barns for the tobacco farm. However, when it comes to divorce, she is told this property cannot be distributed and she is chased away like a dog," "That is wrong, Madam Speaker Ma'am. You can distribute lease rights. You know that all these township houses belong to the city council, but when there is a divorce, you can distribute the rights in that lease agreement. We need to distribute the offer rights in an offer letter so that we protect women. Madam Speaker, this must be contained in the Marriages Act," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, February 18, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “Government is in the process of upgrading infrastructure at Beitbridge Border Post whose facilities are now overstretched, in order to ease congestion, thereby minimising rent-seeking opportunities,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, February 15, 2020 8:44:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “We hold ….. (name withheld) unequivocally and unambiguously responsible for the death,” “We also hold the police to account. This is a complete reproduction of all the commissions and omissions on the part of the police and CIOs that we saw in 2008” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, February 14, 2020 4:37:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "The Ministry of Finance has been taken over by those cartels, Kuda Tagwirei has taken over the Ministry of Finance in Zimbabwe. Over US$2 billion has gone to Kuda Tagwirei in the form of money for fuel, in the form of Command Agriculture and where you have a budget of US$4.5 billion and one person is getting more than half of that, then surely he is now the Minister of Finance himself," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 12, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : "I never thought that we could get to a situation as ordinary Zimbabweans in which we could say Mugabe was actually better. But, Zimbabweans are saying so because the level of looting under Emmerson Mnangagwa is unprecedented," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 12, 2020 12:37:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti added : "They are controlling Command Agriculture, it's sad and they are also controlling the Ministry of Finance. " External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 12, 2020 12:37:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "Look at what they did to these two kids (Lewis) Matutu and (Godfrey) Tsenengamu," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 12, 2020 12:37:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : "I never thought that we could get to a situation as ordinary Zimbabweans in which we could say Mugabe was actually better. But, Zimbabweans are saying so because the level of looting under Emmerson Mnangagwa is unprecedented," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, February 11, 2020 8:38:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti added : "They are controlling Command Agriculture, it's sad and they are also controlling the Ministry of Finance. " External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, February 11, 2020 8:38:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : "Look at what they did to these two kids (Lewis) Matutu and (Godfrey) Tsenengamu," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, February 11, 2020 8:38:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “We therefore condemn unreservedly the arrest of human rights activists such as Linda Masarira, who is in remand prison after she was denied bail, Promise Mkwananzi and Pastor Evan Mawarire and call for their immediate, unconditional release,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, February 11, 2020 4:00:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “Few are prepared to relive the nightmare of the meltdown period of 2007 and 2008. The move will also engineer a fresh wave of externalisation, under-banking, tax avoidance and evasion,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, February 11, 2020 12:22:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “It amounts to a devaluation of the US dollar by at least 20 percent in real terms given the volatility of the Rand. The move will leave a desperate work force already hit with low disposable income further impoverished,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, February 11, 2020 12:22:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti told : “Zimbabwe’s external debt is now estimated at more than $10 billion and for more than a decade, the country has been in default, with arrears now estimated at $6,1 billion,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, February 9, 2020 3:44:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “unless we get a clear commitment from the seccurocrats” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, February 8, 2020 9:43:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “This is the kind of thing we are dealing with and as we have said, we get shocked when some people are saying the country is having a free and fair election, what rubbish! This election is illegitimate, is illegal, is not free, is immoral and unfair” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, February 8, 2020 6:39:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “The third issue of financing the 2012/2013 agricultural season, which together with what we already owe to farmers, will be at a cost of $130 million. This includes what we owe to farmers and input providers,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, February 7, 2020 9:09:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “This is a critical period in the ministry of Finance, the budget and the budget consultations. Today I was supposed to meet with bankers at 11 am but failed to do so,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, February 7, 2020 3:27:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti said : “We are unable to guarantee the security of our workers. There is no greater proof of lack of rule of law and lack of security in a country,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, February 7, 2020 3:27:00 AM EAT

Tendai Biti wrote ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : "On what basis is punitive action taken against members who have attacked and exposed wrongdoing by non-members. How does an attack on external players cause internal (Zanu-PF) disharmony? Unless of course as we always argue, you (Mnangagwa) are the Arch-bishop of plunder. His grace the Pillager," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, February 6, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti afirmou : “A Constituição garante o direito à manifestação. Mas este regime fascista negou e proibiu este direito ao povo do Zimbabwe” External link

portaldeangola Friday, August 16, 2019 8:31:00 PM EAT

Tendai Biti indiqué : "Nous sommes très fiers que le tribunal ait reconnu le pouvoir qui lui incombe selon les termes de la Constitution. Et, plus important encore, que les tribunaux se prononcent sans peur et sans parti pris" External link

afp-fr Wednesday, September 7, 2016 7:58:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
lawyer8.03%EN10/24/201724/10/2017
leader1.15%EN10/13/201713/10/2017
aide1.15%EN09/12/201712/09/2017
close aide1.15%EN09/12/201712/09/2017
finance minister34.29%EN09/06/201706/09/2017
minister1.15%EN09/06/201706/09/2017
president0.57%EN07/10/201710/07/2017
secretary-general19.94%EN05/03/201703/05/2017
former finance minister7.17%EN02/13/201713/02/2017
servant0.14%EN12/25/201625/12/2016
democratic party president0.57%EN11/11/201611/11/2016
expert0.43%EN09/26/201626/09/2016
secretary general14.78%EN09/19/201619/09/2016
general0.72%EN09/19/201619/09/2016
secretary0.43%EN10/24/201324/10/2013
general secretary0.43%EN09/09/201309/09/2013
outgoing finance minister1.87%EN08/30/201330/08/2013
ministre des finances0.43%FR08/05/201305/08/2013
candidate1.29%EN08/04/201304/08/2013
ministro das finanças0.43%PT08/01/201301/08/2013
minister of finance2.01%EN12/31/201231/12/2012
zimbabwean finance minister0.57%EN12/13/201213/12/2012
segretario generale0.72%IT04/06/200806/04/2008
segretario0.14%IT03/31/200831/03/2008
parlamentari0.14%IT03/30/200830/03/2008
spokesperson0.14%EN09/09/200509/09/2005
mp0.14%EN02/12/200512/02/2005
Names Lang Count
Tendai BitiEN55.35%
Tendai BitiFR11.45%
Tendai BitiPT10.84%
Tendai BitiAF10.82%
Tendai BitiEU10.82%
Тендай БитиRU0.29%
Tendai BitEN0.21%
Тендаи БитиRU0.08%
Тендаю БитиRU0.05%
Tandai BitiEN0.05%
Tendai BitiSW0.03%
Tandai BitiNL0.00%
Tenda BitiEN0.00%


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