Zimbabwe court yesterday convicted leading opposition figure Tendai Biti

Written by on February 19, 2019

Reports say A Zimbabwe court yesterday convicted leading opposition figure Tendai Biti of an election crime and fined him for announcing his own results for presidential polls last July, which he claimed he won.

Biti, a respected former finance minister, proclaimed his Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) the victor of the contested July 30 poll which sparked anti-government protests that was ended by soldiers.

Magistrate Gloria Takundwa ordered Biti to pay $200 or go to prison for a week.
He was also handed a jail term of six months, which was suspended for five years.


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