Zimbabwe appeals treason acquittal of top PM aide
Harare: Zimbabwean lawyers say the nation`s
highest court is appealing the acquittal on treason charges of
a top aide of Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai.
The Supreme Court adjourned indefinitely today to study
bulky court records of the High Court trial that in May
acquitted Roy Bennett.
Bennett, who was designated deputy agriculture minister,
was charged with plotting to overthrow President Robert
The case against Bennett strained Zimbabwe`s struggling
coalition government since it was forged 18 months ago. Mugabe
vowed not to swear in Bennett as a minister until he was
cleared of charges carrying a possible death sentence.
Defence attorney Beatrice Mtetwa described the state
appeal as continuing "political persecution" of Bennett.
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