Yet another charge for Hon. Bennett

roy_bennett_4MDC treasurer-general and deputy Agriculture minister-designate, Senator Roy Bennett (Pictured) was today summoned to appear at the Chipinge Magistrates Court on yet another spurious charge of hoarding maize in 2001 while judgement on his terrorism charges has been postponed to 10 May.

As Hon. Bennett was entering the High Court today, he was served with court papers by the Attorney-Generals office to appear at the Chipinge Magistrates Court next Tuesday on charges that he breached the Grain Marketing Board (GMB) Act in 2001 for hoarding 92 tonnes of maize he had farmed at Charleswood Estate in Chimanimani.

At the High Court today, Justice Muchineripi Bhunu postponed judgement to 10 May on the trumped up terrorism charges and also suspended his bail conditions to the same date.

Justice Bhunu also ruled that Sen. Bennett could access his passport from the Clerk of Court if he wanted to go on a business trip outside the country.

The MDC views the latest charge on Hon Bennett as a contrived political plot to haunt him and prevent him from taking up his post as deputy minister of Agriculture. The latest so-called charge is the height of persecution of a man whose only crime is that he is white and he is MDC. Last Friday, state security agents blocked Sen. Bennett and his wife, Heather from proceeding to Charleswood Estate despite being granted permission to collect his personal property including the remains of his father.

Attorney-General Johannes Tomana has once again proved why he is an outstanding issue. His blatant abuse of office to persecute an innocent man has reached ridiculous heights and there is no wonder why there is a national call for him to be investigated for abuse of office.

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