Biti Slaps Tatiana Aleshina With $15m Counter-suit

Harare lawyer Tendai Biti has filed a Z$15 million counter-lawsuit against a Russian woman who accused him of assault after calling her a “very stupid idiot,” leading to his arrest in December last year.

Biti is suing Tatiana Aleshina – a Russian national with business interests in Zimbabwe – jointly with CID Law and Order officers, Detective Garauzive, Detective Chief Inspector Chibaya, and Constable Sydney Ndlovu.

In his founding affidavit now before the High Court, the MDC Alliance vice president accuses the detectives of wrongful detention. Biti argues through his lawyer Alec Muchadehama:

On or around November 30, 2020, the first defendant (Aleshina) made false, wrong and a malicious report to ZRP alleging that the plaintiff had assaulted her by uttering that ‘You Tatiana you are stupid, very stupid, stupid idiot.

Notwithstanding the fact that the complaint, even if true (a point heavily contested) was trivial, frivolous and at most a criminal nuisance, the first defendant appointed the second defendant as an IO in the matter.

Biti wants damages broken down as follows;

  • Z$5 million for contumelia and injury to his feelings and dignity;
  • Z$5 million as constitutional damages for wrongful deprivation of liberty and torture, cruel and degrading treatment, and another
  • Z$5 million in damages for wrongful and malicious actions by officers.

Biti’s counter-claim comes days after he was sued for Z$1 million by Aleshina.

The Russian national accused Biti and the MDC Alliance of insulting her and defaming Augur Investments – a company she has interests in – after tweeting that it was corrupt.

The matter is yet to be heard.


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2 comments on “Biti Slaps Tatiana Aleshina With $15m Counter-suit

  1. This Tatiana Aleshina woman was a pfambi at a nightclub in Harare in 90’s, servicing men in all sorts of ways, which are too graphic to mention here. Biti exposed her and Kenneth Sharpe as the front for Chombo created company Augur Investments. Now we are to believe that Tendai Biti has hurt Aleshina’s feelings??? May be she had to go to a hospital? perhaps to cure herself of the STDs, kkk…

  2. dropping himself in deeper by the day. He assaulted a witness and hospitalized her and he now tries to turn this into a political matter.

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