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Zambia Denies Assylum To Zimbabwean Opposition Fugitive

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Zambia Denies Assylum To Zimbabwean Opposition Fugitive

A senior Zimbabwean opposition politician Tendai Biti (pictured above) has been denied asylum in neighbouring Zambia after he fled from his country under unclear circumstances.

Zambia’s Foreign Minister Joe Malanji told media on Wednesday.

“He wanted to seek asylum but his grounds are not meritorious. As it is, we are just keeping him for safe custody before he heads back to Harare,” Mr Malanji told the BBC.

“It is not up to us to tell when he’s going back; it’s up to the Zimbabwean authorities,” he added.

Biti preempted the official announcement of the results by saying MDC Alliance candidate Nelson Chamisa had defeated President Emmerson Mnangagwa in the poll.

 

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