Tendai Biti’s lawyer Nqobizitha Mlilo was detained at Harare Central Police Station yesterday and spent the night there. Mlilo has been charged with contravening Zimbabwe’s Immigration Act after he aided Biti to cross into Zambia on Wednesday.
Mlilo has been transferred to the Karoi Magistrate’s Court to face charges. He is being charged together with Clever Rambanapasi and Tawanda Blessing, the other people who accompanied Biti. They are being represented by lawyers from the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR).
Biti was granted $5000 bail with stringent reporting conditions when he appeared at the Rotten Row Magistrates’ Court yesterday. He was charged with inciting public violence and illegally declaring the results of an election. However, he was not charged with contravening the Immigration Act. President Emmerson Mnangagwa later claimed that Biti had been released because he had personally intervened.
The three were granted $100 bail each.
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