'The struggle continues,' says Zimbabwe opposition figure

2018-08-24 17:49
Tendai Biti of the MDC Alliance, arrives at Harare courthouse in Zimbabwe. (File, AFP)

Tendai Biti of the MDC Alliance, arrives at Harare courthouse in Zimbabwe. (File, AFP)

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The Zimbabwe opposition figure who was denied asylum in Zambia and then charged at home with inciting public violence says "the struggle continues" after the constitutional court upheld President Emmerson Mnangagwa's narrow election win.

Tendai Biti on Twitter says "we will take body blows but we will continue our fight for truth and justice."

His treatment drew international concern about a crackdown on the opposition in Zimbabwe. The government has blamed him for protests in the capital after the peaceful July 30 vote.

The court unanimously said the opposition failed to present "sufficient and credible" evidence to back its claims of vote-rigging.

The ruling Zanu-PF party has held power since independence in 1980 and Mnangagwa's inauguration is expected on Sunday.

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