(Last Updated on December 4, 2020 by GERALD NCUBE)
HARARE – MDC Alliance Vice President, Tendai Biti has been charged with assault following an incident that occurred on the 30th of November at the High Court while he was representing a client.
It is alleged that Biti had a heated exchange of words with a Russian national, Tatiana Aleshina and in the process he (Biti) called Aleshina an “idiot.”
Biti admits that he called Aleshina an “idiot” but refutes the allegations of physical confrontation.
Earlier Biti said, “I have been stuck at CID Law and Order since 11 am being charged with the most spurious ,the most desperate of all charges . It is said I called someone an idiot and that is said to be an assault .No amount of harassment will prevent us from fighting and exposing corruption.”
Commenting on the charges, MDC Alliance said: MDC Alliance said: “Biti’s only crime is unearthing a corruption scandal concerning the Harare Airport Road land deal involving the complainant, Russian national Tatiana Aleshina, and businessmen linked to (President) Emmerson Mnangagwa. Biti didn’t assault her.”
Biti is representing a client who is involved in legal battle with Aleshina.