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Biti : Mugabe refused to act on diamond looting

ZIMBABWE – Former Finance Minister Tendai Biti, who was in Zimbabwe’s Government of National Unity (GNU), says he furnished President Robert Mugabe with all details that diamond revenue from Marange in Manicaland province was being looted but he refused to act. The GNU was a coalition government between three major political parties in Zimbabwe formed on February 13th, 2000, …

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Zimbabwe: Biti’s party cheers as pummeled war vets call another meeting

ZIMBABWE – War veterans will meet in Harare Thursday after being teargassed and beaten up by riot police the last time they tried, supposedly because the meeting had not been cleared with the authorities. The new gathering comes as the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) led by former finance minister Tendai Biti commended the ex-fighters …

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Biti lashes Mbeki’s ‘quiet diplomacy’

ZIMBABWE – Ex-Finance minister and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leader Tendai Biti has accused former South African president Thabo Mbeki of having failed to negotiate a fair Global Political Agreement (GPA), which ushered in Zimbabwe’s short-lived coalition government. The fiery lawyer told South African Talk Radio Station 702 yesterday that Mbeki had seemingly been obsessed …

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‘CIO tortured’ political activist, dumped at Gwanda CBD

ZIMBABWE – A political activist who was allegedly abducted by members of the fear-inducing Central Intelligence Organisation in Gwanda last week, has been located. Elliot Shelton, was reportedly picked up at Pakama Business Centre last Wednesday and bundled into one of two white pick-up trucks with no number plates. Efforts to locate him had yielded …

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‘CIO tortured’ Biti party activist found

ZIMBABWE – A political activist who was allegedly abducted by members of the fear-inducing Central Intelligence Organisation in Gwanda last week, has been located. Elliot Shelton, was reportedly picked up at Pakama Business Centre last Wednesday and bundled into one of two white pick-up trucks with no number plates. Efforts to locate him had yielded …

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Biti blasts ‘stupid’ West for pro-Mnangagwa stance

ZIMBABWE – People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leader Tendai Biti has fired a broadside at some stupid western ambassadors in Zimbabwe for allegedly jumping into bed with a Zanu PF faction at the expense of former opposition allies. Following the shock defeat of the country’s opposition by Zanu PF 2013, the West has been softening its …

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I will never work with Tsvangirai: Biti

ZIMBABWE – Opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) president Tendai Biti has ruled out the possibility of reuniting with MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai. This followed recent reports that Tsvangirai had sent emissaries to the former MDC secretary-general to initiate talks that could lead to the formation of a grand coalition of opposition parties ahead of the …

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Biti’s party lauds court injunction against home demolitions, blasts MDC-T councils

ZIMBABWE – The opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has welcomed the High Court ruling declaring illegal the demolition of residential properties by the government and fired a broadside at MDC-T-run councils. Destruction of the houses was upscalled after President Robert Mugabe expressed outrage over a settlement near the Harare International Airport while opening a new …

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Biti: Zanu PF Factional feuds a diversionary tactic from economy mess

ZIMBABWE – People’s Democratic Party leader, Tendai Biti, says President Robert Mugabe and his Zanu PF party are deliberately ignoring addressing the country’s deteriorating economic situation, using factionalism to divert people’s attention. Just this week, higher education minister Jonathan Moyo and presidential spokesman George Charamba publicly rowed over the succession of Mugabe who turns 92 …

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SA: Biti blasts govt on mining

ZIMBABWE – Rather, he says it enables “crony capitalism”. A law that indigenous people should control at least 51 percent of foreign-owned companies, was signed by President Robert Mugabe in 2008. Biti, a politician and a lawyer, is one of the speakers at the Mining Indaba underway in Cape Town. The former minister says nationalisation …

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