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Zimbabwe Police Arrest MDC Alliance Vice President Tendai Biti

Tendai Biti
Tendai Biti

Opposition Movement for Democratic Change vice president, Tendai Biti, has been arrested.

In a tweet, the MDC Alliance led by Nelson Chamisa said, “BitiTendai is detained at CID Law & Order on a spurious charge of assault. His crime is unearthing a corruption scandal concerning the Harare Airport land deal involving complainant, Russian Tatiana Aleshina & businessmen linked to @edmnangagwa. Biti didn't assault her.”

Biti said in a tweet yesterday, the Harare Airport Road construction saga represents the biggest land heist in post colonial Zimbabwe.

“More than 200 hectares of prime Harare land were parceled to a notorious land baron. No amount of intimidation ,lies or abuse will stop justice & the return of this land to Harare.”

Late Friday Biti claimed that he was still stuck at Harare Central Police Station.

“Awaiting detention … In the absence of sanitizers, PPEs , running water, flushing toilets, repellents and decent food any detention in Zim prisons at the moment is cruel & degrading treatment. A crime against humanity.”

According to MDC Alliance spokesperson Kudzai Mahere, Biti is facing charges of assaulting businesswoman Tatiana Aleshina.

Police spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi was unavailable for comment as he was not responding to calls on his mobile phone.