Zimbabwe court orders release of MDC official

HARARE - Zimbabwe's Supreme Court has ordered the release on bail of a senior Movement for Democratic Change official on Wednesday in a case that has stoked political tension in a new unity government.

"The Chief Justice dismissed the state’s application against the bail ruling, but he changed the bail conditions. The conditions are not difficult to meet, we have everything in place," said Beatrice Mtetwa, lawyer for Roy Bennett.

Bennett was set to become deputy agriculture minister in the power-sharing government of President Robert Mugabe and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, but was arrested on February 13 and charged with plotting terrorism.


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