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Tendai Biti: Rebuilding Zimbabwe's economy

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  • Biti is Zimbabwe's finance minister, fierce opponent of President Mugabe
  • Secretary General of Zimbabwe's Movement for Democratic party, trained as lawyer
  • Tough-talking politician now has biggest challenge of fixing devastated economy
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(CNN) -- Tendai Biti is Zimbabwe's outspoken finance minister and MDC party Secretary General. The 44-year-old lawyer has openly criticized president Mugabe and his government, but was the main negotiator in forging a coalition government. As well as working with his political enemy, he now has the daunting task of rebuilding a collapsed economy that had an inflation rate of 500 billion percent in December 2008 and and unemployment at 95 percent.

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