Zambia to return to Zimbabwe top opposition seeking asylum

A Senior Member of Zimbabwe’s Opposition MDC Alliance, Tendai Biti, has been denied asylum by neighbouring Zambia.

Zimbabwe’s police accuse Mr Biti of inciting violence following last month’s election.

Zambian Foreign Minister, Joe Malanji, said that Mr Biti’s grounds for asylum were weak and he was being kept in “safe custody” until he returned to Zimbabwe.

An alleged Zambian police report circulating on social media states that Zimbabwean officials tried to detain Mr Biti after he had crossed into Zambia.

Reports said that the opposition politician shouted out for help and about 300 Zimbabwean travellers blocked their government’s security officers from making an arrest.

Altogether, the police are hunting for nine senior opposition officials in connection with post-election violence.

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