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Biti to be Handed Back to Zim Authorities

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 told the BBC that Mr Biti’s grounds for asylum were weak.

He was being kept in “safe custody” until he returned to Zimbabwe, the minister said.

Earlier, his lawyer said his client had been detained at the border with Zambia by the Zimbabwean authorities.

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

The opposition politician shouted out for help and about 300 Zimbabwean travellers blocked their government’s security officers from making an arrest, the report says.

Zambian officials then intervened and threatened to arrest the Zimbabwean officers for “executing their mandate on Zambian soil”.

Zambia’s foreign minister told the BBC that Mr Biti’s grounds for asylum were “not meritorious”.

 

(CREDIT: BBC)

18 Comments

  1. SHI ALIKO

    But why

    • Leon

      How can one man incite violence in the whole country when majority voted for the ruling party.

  2. Zibazako

    PF is everywhere father both in Zimbabwe and Zambia so no difference..

  3. Kankoyo beer

    Elections are due set the man free, let him be , stop abusing democracy

  4. SHI ALIKO

    He looks as if he was watching eclipse

  5. justice

    I really support the idea of individuals being granted political asylum to safeguard their lives.
    However, like in any country in the world , the grounds for granting an asylum to anybody must be admissible/justifiable/acceptable to that country’s set parameters.
    Innocent lives were lost in Zimbabwe in post election violence and over 20people are currently in custody to help with investigations on the post election violence .
    If someone is innocent there is no need to run away from one’s own country while investigations concerning election violence and loss of lives are going on.
    Infact, those at the helm of the party are better placed to serve those already in detention by giving evidence to prove their innocence.
    Chamisa, and other contestants who participated in the just ended Zimbabwe elections have not fled their country , so then why should Mr Biti run away ?
    Zimbabwe and Zambia are two good neighbours and have our nationals living together in peace and harmony and our peoples cross the borders freely.

    • Dean

      Don’t forget your favourite mnangagwa ran away. It’s no secret that zanu pf is busy harassing and killing activists, not only from MDC but civic society as well. The army killed civilians in cold blood and no one has been arrested or taken responsibility. Zanu has been in power for forty years and nothing to show for it except for 25,000 politically motivated deaths.

  6. phillip

    just set him free.

  7. awa na moyo

    he created his storm so he should face the rain.even Christ carried his Cross

  8. Mr. K

    Tendai. Bit is. Acaward. After. Fueling. Troubles. And. Lives. Lost. He. Wants. Safety. In. Zambia. As. A man. Go. Back. And. Face. The. Law

    • ROBERT MUGABE

      AHH HE IS MY MULAMU PLIZ LEAVE HIM ALONE I FUCKED HIS SISTER

  9. Away na

    Biti won a seat in parly how does he seek asylum. Another by election then.it was good to send him back so he can dance to his music

  10. Traicos

    If advocate Biti is running way it shows he knows he is guilty. As a professional his job is to defend the law. The people who took to the streets where brave to defend him so he should go back home and fight

    • ROBERT MUGABE

      I’ve changed my mind arrest the mother fucked his 12 year old sister has infected me with syphilis I have sores on my testicles and anus they look like cabbage

  11. GRACE MUGABE

    IWE CHI MUGABE I WAS JUST CHEWING YOUR MONEY YOU HAVE RUN OUT OF SPERMS YOU OLD FUCKED UP GOAT PANYO PAKO I WANT TO HAVE SEX WITH A TEENAGER KAMUNYAMATA KAMPAMVU

  12. Kelvin D Mulanga

    It is a one stop boarder post so he had not crossed into Zambia by virtue of being in Zambia. Zimbabwe has a virtue border in Zambia. This should not be confused.

  13. GRACE MUGABE

    biti cume to my farm to cume to me so that we cume together pliz im starving

  14. Creamz

    Surprise Mr katumbi an opposition leader for DRC has been in Zambia for so long but Zimbabwean opposition leader is causing violence .Zambia is out of peace I wish I was a foreign Mr minister justice could have prevail to Zimbabwean opposition leader.

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