Breaking: Tendai Biti found guilty

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endai Biti was on Monday found guilty of contravening the electoral laws after he allegedly prematurely announced election results of the hotly contested July 2018 elections

Harare – Zimbabwe’s former finance minister, and MDC Alliance Vice President Tendai Biti has been found guilty of contravening the electoral act. He faced two charges, one of announcing the results and declaring Nelson Chamisa as President.

Biti was charged after the violent August 01 protests that turned deadly. The protests followed his announcement and declaration that Nelson Chamisa had won the election. Shortly after the protests, Biti fled the country to Zambia, where scuffle ensued at the border.

In an interview with this publication, Biti did not provide a straight answer on why he fled the country.

Bit was found guilty by Harare Magistrate Gloria Takundwa. His Lawyer Alec Muchadehama advised the court that he wants to file an application before sentencing.

You can watch the interview here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0c-xijDKrdk

More details to follow…