Police Ransack Zimbabwe’s Modern Herbert Chitepo’s Mother’s House Wanting To Arrest Biti…….
4 December 2020
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By A Correspondent | Soon after the 2018 elections, he was the first to be chased down by the Zimbabwe Republic Police and falsely accused of inciting violence on 1 August 2018 when the military shot and killed 6 citizens in an operation to scare off the public while changing the election results. This allegation of incitement got him deported from Zambia where he had fled for refuge. He would be exonerated a year later.

This time Zimbabwe’s most respected barrister is accused of manhandling a white woman at the Harare magistrates, who is his own client’s opponent. The case took a twist Thursday morning when a special branch of the police drove to Biti’s mother’s home and ransacked the property in search for him.

Rotten Row magistrates court
Rotten Row magistrates court…

Biti’s accuser confronted him to complain over the case he is handling for her nemesis. The state alleges that a physical fight ensued at the court precinct.

According to police spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi, Biti, who is also MP for Harare East, assaulted Tatiana Aleshina.

Aleshina is involved in a property wrangle with one of Biti’s clients.

“A 54-year-old lady Tatiana Aleshina has reported a case of assault at the Harare Central Police Station against Tendai Biti,” Nyathi confirmed.

“Police are investigating charges of assault that were filed against Biti. We are conducting investigations with a view to finding out what happened. We understand that there was a mob which witnessed the whole incident,” he said.

The case has now been taken up by an extraordinary arm of the Zimbabwe Republic Police.

Law And Order officers yesterday morning drove to Biti’s mother’s house and ransacked her house in search of the respected barrister.

Earlier in June this year, Biti and several senior MDC Alliance officials, including another co-vice president, Lynnette Kore, were arrested outside Morgan Richard Tsvangirai House, better known Harvest House while trying to enter the building and address a press conference.

They MDC Alliance leaders were charged with violating Covid-19 lockdown restrictions and the matter is still before the courts.

Biti’s woes are not new. Just after the 2018 elections, Mr Emmerson Mnangagwa pursued him as far as Zambia to arrest him following the crackdown in which Mnangagwa got 6 civilians killed in broad daylight in the Harare central business district during the hours in which election results were delayed.