Tsvangirai : Zimbabwe's election 'huge farce'

Tsvangirai : Zimbabwe's election 'huge farce'

HARARE, Zimbabwe, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai charged the presidential election was rigged by his rival, President Robert Mugabe, a charge Mugabe's party denies.
Zimbabwe was nearly 'broke' last week

Zimbabwe was nearly 'broke' last week

HARARE, Zimbabwe, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- The finance minister of Zimbabwe Wednesday said his statement that the country only had $217 in its public account last week was taken out of context.

Zimbabwe workers worried about pay raise

HARARE, Zimbabwe, July 23 (UPI) -- Public servants in Zimbabwe fear the $100-a-month pay raise they received will be short-lived, officials say.
Bomb blast hits Zimbabwe official's home

Bomb blast hits Zimbabwe official's home

HARARE, Zimbabwe, June 6 (UPI) -- Police said they were investigating the explosion of a bomb at the home of Zimbabwean Finance Minister Tendai Biti. No one was injured.

Zimbabwe opposition politicians arrested

HARARE, Zimbabwe, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Recent arrests of opposition Zimbabwean members of Parliament are a coordinated strategy to intimidate them, Zimbabwe Finance Minister Tendai Biti says.

Zimbabwean dollar pronounced dead

HARARE, Zimbabwe, March 20 (UPI) -- Zimbabwean Finance Minister Tendai Biti told members of Parliament the country's currency was essentially dead.

Mugabe rivals deny armed rebellion

HARARE, Zimbabwe, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Rivals of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe deny they are training troops for an armed rebellion.
Mugabe foes disrupt parliament speech

Mugabe foes disrupt parliament speech

HARARE, Zimbabwe, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Opposition leaders said they were in control of Zimbabwe's parliament after President Robert Mugabe was heckled Tuesday as he declared the legislature open.

Media barred from Zimbabwe leader hearing

HARARE, Zimbabwe, June 15 (UPI) -- Reporters were barred Saturday when Tendai Biti, secretary-general of the Movement for Democratic Change, was brought into a Zimbabwean court in chains.

Zimbabwe opposition leader's fate unknown

HARARE, Zimbabwe, June 14 (UPI) -- The whereabouts of arrested Zimbabwean opposition leader Tendai Biti were unknown Saturday as police failed to produce him for a court appearance in Harare.
Mugabe warns of possible war in vote flap

Mugabe warns of possible war in vote flap

HARARE, Zimbabwe, June 13 (UPI) -- Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe warned of possible war Friday if his opponents try to take power in the June 27 presidential election runoff.

Zimbabwe charges MDC leader with treason

HARARE, Zimbabwe, June 12 (UPI) -- Tendai Biti, secretary general of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change, was arrested on a treason charge Thursday as he returned to Zimbabwe.

Tsvangirai detained again on way to rally

HARARE, Zimbabwe, June 6 (UPI) -- Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai was detained for two hours Friday after being stopped on his way to a campaign rally.

Zanu-PF denies assassination plot

HARARE, Zimbabwe, May 20 (UPI) -- The ruling Zanu-PF party in Zimbabwe has denied it plans to kill Morgan Tsvangirai, head of the Movement for Democratic Change, and his allies.

MDC blames Mugabe militias for violence

HARARE, Zimbabwe, April 15 (UPI) -- A top official with Zimbabwe's opposition party Tuesday accused the ruling party of stoking violence as the presidential vote tally remains in limbo.
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Tendai Laxton Biti (born 6 August 1966) is a Zimbabwean politician. He is the Secretary-General of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-Tsvangirai) political party and a member of Parliament for Harare East; currently he is the Minister of Finance of Zimbabwe.

Biti was born in Dzivarasekwa, Harare. From 1980 to 1985 he attended Goromonzi High School, where he was appointed deputy head boy in 1985. He enrolled in the University of Zimbabwe law school as a freshman in 1986. In 1988 and 1989, as Secretary General of the Student Union, Biti led student protests against government censorship in academia. After school, he joined the Law firm Honey and Blackenberg, where he became the youngest partner by the age of 26.

In 1999 he helped found the MDC. He was elected Member of Parliament for the Harare East constituency in 2000. During the Fifth Parliament he served as a member of the Parliament Portfolio Committee on Lands, Agriculture, Water Development, Rural Resources and Resettlement and that on Defence and Home Affairs. In March 2005 he retained the constituency. He serves in the Portfolio Committee on Budget, Finance and Economic Development and is currently the MDC's Secretary General. In his legal career Biti has handled labour and human rights litigation representing large trade unions such as the Post and Telecommunications Trade Union.

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