All posts tagged: Biti


Heather Nauert

US says to confront Zambia over Biti asylum debacle

By Staff Reporter THE US government has condemned Zambian authorities for handing Tendai Biti back to Zimbabwe following the embattled MDC Alliance co-principal’s failed bid to seek asylum in the neighbouring country Wednesday. Biti was among opposition officials and activists targeted in a widely condemned state crackdown on opposition leaders linked the violence that erupted

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Biti denied Zambian asylum, application grounds “weak”

A senior member of Zimbabwe’s opposition MDC Alliance, Tendai Biti, has been denied asylum by neighbouring Zambia. Zimbabwe’s police accuse Biti of inciting violence following last month’s election. Zambian Foreign Minister Joe Malanji told the BBC that Biti’s grounds for asylum were weak. Earlier, his lawyer said his client had been detained at the border

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Foiled Biti arrest, police reveal the dramatic details

By Staff Reporter There was drama at Chirundu Border Post as former finance minister and MDC Alliance principal Tendai Biti evaded arrest and sought asylum in neighbouring Zambia on Wednesday. Biti is wanted by authorities on charges of organising last week’s opposition protests that turned deadly after the military was called in and used live