August 7, 2018 / 9:34 AM / 3 months ago

Zimbabwe court bails opposition members accused of post-election violence

Movement For Democratic Change (MDC) supporters arrested last week for violent protests arrive for bail application at the Harare Magistrates courts in Harare, Zimbabwe, August 7,2018. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo

HARARE (Reuters) - A Zimbabwe court Tuesday freed on bail 27 opposition supporters arrested by police last week on accustations of fomenting post-election violence.

Magistrate Francis Vhitorini granted $50 bail to each of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) members.

Violence erupted last week after President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s ruling ZANU-PF party won a national election whose outcome the MDC disputed.

Reporting by MacDonald Dzirutwe; Editing by James Macharia and John Stonestreet

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