Zimbabwe prosecution set back in PM aide case
Harare: The prosecution has been dealt a setback in a trial that has strained Zimbabwe`s coalition government.
A judge ruled Monday that statements made by a key witness are inadmissible at the trial of Roy Bennett, a top aide to Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai.
The judge said that statements made by Peter Michael Hitschmann cannot be used at Bennett`s trial because they were made in connection with the case against Hitschmann.
Hitschmann had testified earlier that state security agents tortured him into implicating Bennett.
The weapons case against Bennett stems from allegations of a plot to topple President Robert Mugabe. Tsvangirai says the charges are baseless and part of efforts by Mugabe loyalists to undermine the coalition.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Delhi: Taxi driver dies as BMW rams into car near IIT
- Train accident in Andhra Pradesh leaves many people dead
- UP Assembly Elections: Akhilesh Yadav releases party's manifesto
- UP elections: Rajnath Singh's Son, Rita Bahuguna Joshi in BJP second list of candidates
- Is Pakistan behind increasing train accidents in India?
- Jallikattu stir: As it happened on Monday
- Naresh Agrawal breaks silence on leaving Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party and joining BJP
- India vs England, 3rd ODI: MS Dhoni felicitated at Eden Gardens — VIDEOS INSIDE
- International Space Station – When, where and how to spot ISS
- Flying Jadeja: MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli floored by Ravindra Jadeja's brilliant fielding effort – WATCH