Nelson Chamisa asks President Ramaphosa to help protect MDC members

Nelson Chamisa asks President Ramaphosa to help protect MDC members

- Nelson Chamisa, leader of Zimbabwean political party MDC, asked President Ramaphosa to intervene in what he calls the persecution of his party

- Senior member of the MDC Tendai Biti and 8 other MDC members are wanted for inciting violence after the Zimbabwean elections

- Biti tried to seek asylum in Zambia but it was reportedly denied

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Zimbabwe's MDC leader Nelson Chamisa turned to South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa to help protect his party from Zanu-PF.

According to Chamisa, his party is being persecuted by the ruling Zimbabwean political party Zanu-PF. One of the MDC's senior members, Tendai Biti, was arrested when he attempted to seek asylum in Zambia.

Biti, along with 8 other MDC members, is accused of inciting violence after the national elections of last week.

Chamisa shared a post on social media in which he states he raised the matter with President Ramaphosa.

The MDC leader is hoping President Ramaphosa can "persuade the perpetrators to halt this unmerited persecution,".

Biti escaped from the Zimbabwean police and fled over the border into Zambia, EWN reported. The MDC member was kept safe by the Zambian police and he applied for asylum. But he was denied asylum and he was expected to be returning to Zimbabwe on Wednesday evening.

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