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Zimbabwe Opposition Fears Crackdown as MDC Party Leader Arrested

Tendai Biti, former finance minister of Zimbabwe and a leader in the opposition Movement for Democrat Change (MDC) party, was arrested on the Zambian border Wednesday. Biti is one of the MDC officials who has declared challenger Nelson Chamisa the true winner of the recent presidential election, which secured a full term in office for interim President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

In this July, 18, 2012 file photo Tendai Biti, stands outside the Parliament Building in Harare, Zimbabwe. A Zimbabwean lawyer says that senior opposition official Tendai Biti has been arrested. Nqobizitha Mlilo, the lawyer, said Biti was arrested Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018 while trying to cross into Zambia. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi …

Mnangagwa Declared Winner in Zimbabwe, Opposition Calls Election ‘Coup’

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission released the results of the presidential election late on Thursday and declared incumbent interim President Emmerson Mnangagwa the winner by just enough to avoid a runoff against challenger Nelson Chamisa. Chamisa’s Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party immediately rejected the results as “fraudulent” and accused Mnangagwa of staging a “coup.”

Emmerson Mnangagwa was once a right-hand man to Mugabe -- he replaced his boss after a brief military takeover