The Zimbabwe Republic Police has confirmed that Tendai Biti has been arrested and is now in police custody.

Zimbabwe Republic Police national spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba confirmed the arrest saying Biti is being charged for contravening  Section 36 of the Criminal Law Codification and Reform Act Chapter 9.23 on public violence and also contravening Section 66  1(a) of the Electoral Act Chapter 2.13 – unofficial or fake declaration of results.

 “The police have confirmed the arrest of Tendai Biti and we are working towards ensuring he will be in court by end of the day today,” said Senior Assistant Commissioner Charamba.

Biti this Wednesday crossed into Zambia in a bid to run away from justice and sought asylum which he was denied by the Zambian government that said his grounds were not worth the relief he sought.