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Zimbabwe Opposition Leader Tendai Biti Held Over Post-Poll Unrest

Tendai Biti
Tendai Biti

Harare: Senior Zimbabwe opposition leader Tendai Biti has been arrested on allegations of inciting violence after the country’s presidential elections, officials said on Wednesday. Biti, a former Finance Minister and a member of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), was detained at Zimbabwe’s border with Zambia, where he was trying to flee to in order to seek asylum, sources from the main opposition party of Zimbabwe told Efe news. Last week, President Emmerson Mnangagwa won 50.8 per cent of the vote against opposition candidate Nelson Chamisa’s 44.3 per cent, in Zimbabwe’s first poll in almost four decades without former leader Robert Mugabe on the ballot. Chamisa claimed the result was false and promised to challenge it. (IANS)