Tendai Biti: Zambia denies Zimbabwe politician asylum

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Tendai Biti is indicted of pre-empting a central choosing formula and inciting protests

A comparison member of Zimbabwe’s antithesis MDC Alliance, Tendai Biti, has been denied haven by beside Zambia.

Zimbabwe’s troops credit Mr Biti of inciting assault following final month’s election.

Zambian Foreign Minister Joe Malanji told a BBC that Mr Biti’s drift for haven were weak.

Earlier, his counsel pronounced his customer had been incarcerated during a limit with Zambia by a Zimbabwean authorities.

Mr Malanji told a BBC that Mr Biti’s drift for haven “are not meritorious”.

There was good confidence that July’s choosing would move genuine change after a finish of Robert Mugabe’s 37-year order final November.

But final week 6 people were killed after a troops intervened to quell antithesis protests in a capital, Harare.

Correspondents contend there is a meridian of fear in Zimbabwe, with some members of a antithesis going into hiding.

Media captionBBC captures footage of final week’s post-election assault in Harare

The electoral elect announced that President Emmerson Mnangagwa won a poll, though a MDC Alliance alleges it was rigged.

The antithesis says a candidate, Nelson Chamisa, was a hero and a formula were manipulated.

Mr Biti’s detain warrant, seen by a BBC, says he “unlawfully” announced that Mr Chamisa had won a presidential election.

He was a apportion of financial in a togetherness supervision shaped after doubtful elections in 2008 – and is credited with assisting brace a economy after years of hyperinflation.

The MDC Alliance has reliable that it will plea a presidential choosing outcome in court.

A celebration lawyer, Thabani Mpofu, was quoted by AFP news group as observant a central outcome had been a “total opposite of a will of a people”.

Altogether a troops are sport for 9 comparison antithesis officials in tie with post-election violence.