Mnangagwa released Tendai Biti from custody
He added in his tweets that "due process will continue":
STATEMENT ON RELEASE OF TENDAI BITI— President of Zimbabwe (@edmnangagwa) August 9, 2018
Tendai Biti was released earlier today following my intervention.
At such a crucial time in the history of the new Zimbabwe, nothing is more important than unity, peace and dialogue. (1/3)
Equally important, however, is an adherence to the rule of law. I repeat - no one is above the law. Thus due to the serious nature of the allegations of incitement, due process will continue. (2/3)— President of Zimbabwe (@edmnangagwa) August 9, 2018
It means that Mr Biti will return to court at a later date to face charges of inciting violence after last week's elections.
He had preempted the official announcement of the results by saying MDC Alliance candidate Nelson Chamisa had defeated Mr Mnangagwa in the poll.
Mr Biti fled to neighbouring Zambia on Wednesday, but was deported to Zimbabwe earlier today and taken to Harare Magistrates Court in the afternoon.