Zimbabwe court acquits PM's ally Roy Bennett

Creag

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A Zimbabwean court has acquitted a leading politician, Roy Bennett, on charges of plotting to overthrow President Robert Mugabe.

Mr Bennett is a senior member of Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC party.

The judge ruled that the prosecution failed to prove that its alleged link of Mr Bennett to a convicted arms dealer was genuine.

The case had threatened to split the country's unity government of long-term rivals Mr Mugabe and Mr Tsvangirai.

The MDC had always said the charges were politically motivated and insisted that he be sworn in as deputy agriculture minister but Mr Mugabe refused, saying the courts should first finish the case.

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So there is still some justice in Zimbabwe? :)
 

Ady

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What else could the court do? the charges were fabricated.
 

Sting

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Good to see the rule of law being applied by our neighbour. Let's hope that it is the end of Mr Bennett's ordeal.
 
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