MDC secretary general remanded in custody to 9 July

MDC secretary general, Hon. Tendai Biti has been remanded in custody to 9 July on a trumped up treason charge and three other counts.

However, Attorney General, Bharat Patel will announce at 4 pm today whether to grant Hon. Biti bail or not.  Hon. Biti is also the MP for Harare East.

Magistrate Mishrod Guvamombe, remanded Hon. Biti to 9 July claiming that there was reasonable suspicion that he committed the offence.

Hon. Biti faces four charges, one of treason and three others under the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform Act). On the treason charge, he is accused of authoring a document titled “The Transition Strategy” which the police allege was aimed at “discussing the overthrowing of a legitimately elected government”.

Hon. Biti was arrested two weeks ago at the Harare International Airport upon arrival from South Africa.

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