A politician chosen to be a minister in Zimbabwe’s new power sharing government is due in court to face insurgency and terrorism charges, his lawyer says.

Roy Bennett is accused of conspiring to acquire arms with a view to disrupting essential services, Trust Manda said. Mr. Bennett, the opposition MDC’s nominee as deputy agriculture minister, was arrested on Friday, hours before the new cabinet was sworn in.

The MDC has condemned the arrest as politically motivated. Opposition supporters have been camping outside the police station in the eastern city of Mutae, were he is been held.



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