WATCH: Zim opposition leader Biti arrested at border with Zambia – reports
Senior Zimbabwean opposition figure Tendai Biti was arrested as he tried to flee to neighbouring Zambia to seek asylum, his lawyer said on Wednesday, allegedly on charges of inciting violence over the disputed election result.
Journalist Karyn Maughan tweeted a document in which Biti stood accused of declaring Nelson Chamisa the winner of the July 30 election.
According to Power987News, police also accused Biti and nine others of inciting violence that rocked the country's capital last week in post-election protests.
See tweets below
More to follow…
BREAKING: Lawyer of Zimbabwean opposition politician #TendaiBiti says Biti has been arrested by Zim police at Zim border with Zambia -where he was seeking political asylum.— Karyn Maughan (@karynmaughan) August 8, 2018
Document tweeted seems to indicate what he stands accused of: declaring Chamisa President, public violence pic.twitter.com/v1ZI1c35sH
#BREAKING: Zimbabwean Opposition Leader Tendai Biti has been arrested.— POWER987News (@POWER987News) August 8, 2018
Tendai Biti arrested by citizens trying to cross over to Zambia to seek asylum. What happened to leading from the front. You can’t incite other people’s kids and then run @KRangarirai @hwende @daddyhope @matigary @Wamagaisa pic.twitter.com/pmMJm9Z08N— Lloyd Msipa???? (@LloydMsipa) August 8, 2018