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Tendai Biti appears in court on stoking post-election violence charges

Date: Aug 10, 2018

Zimbabwe's former Finance Minister and opposition leader, Tendai Biti, appeared in court on Thursday to be charged with stoking post-election violence.

Biti, whose People's Democratic Party had formed an election alliance with Nelson Chamisa's Movement for Democratic Change, sought asylum in neighbouring Zambia on Wednesday but was deported back to Zimbabwe.

He was also charged with falsely and unlawfully announcing results of the July 30 election, which Chamisa rejected as fraudulent and is set to challenge in the Constitutional Court today.

If found guilty, Biti could face up to 10 years in jail, a cash fine or both. He was released on bail.  

For more on this, Siphumelele Zondi spoke to our Correspondent in Zimbabwe, Simon Muchemwa...

--ChannelAfrica--

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