Zim court orders Bennett freed

HARARE - A Zimbabwean judge has ordered the release on bail of senior opposition lawmaker Roy Bennett after nearly three weeks in prison on weapons charges.

The detention of the Movement for Democratic Change’s deputy agriculture minister has strained relations in the new unity government.

Former opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai was sworn in on Tuesday in Parliament and will deliver his maiden speech as Prime Minister on Wednesday.

High Court Judge Tedias Karwi ruled there was "no merit" in the State’s application for Bennett to be denied bail.

It was unclear if he would be released immediately or whether the State would appeal to the Supreme Court.

News24/Associated Press (AP)

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