Biti launches law firm


HARARE – Tendai Biti, the former Finance minister has gone back to his law roots.

The fiery MDC secretary general has launched his law firm, just over five years after quitting Honey and Blackenberg.

Biti told the Daily News yesterday that he has with immediate effect resumed practice as a lawyer at his new firm, Tendai Biti Law.

“We intend to provide a niche service that recognises the 18 years that I had done at Honey and Blackenberg and the five years I did in charge of finance in government,” Biti told the Daily News.

“I have serious links with the international financial services and I have a rich knowledge of the law.
“Now that we have a new government, it is lawyers like us who will be testing the new Constitution. I felt it was time for me to make a start on my own. It’s going to be my home for a long time to come,” said Biti, speaking from his new offices in Milton Park.

Asked how he will balance his law firm duties and his party duties, Biti said he was a hard worker and would cope.

“I am still the secretary-general of the MDC,” he said.

“But I have just come back home to practice law. At least I am outside government where I can breathe fresh air. I have had so many options. I was offered incredible opportunities internationally but I opted to be home because the struggle is incomplete."

“My law firm will give me a solid base to operate from.”

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