Supreme Court orders the release of Roy Bennet


    Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s party says Bennett is expected to be freed later on Wednesday or on Thursday.

    Tsvangirai has appointed Bennett deputy agriculture minister in the month-old unity government.

    The Supreme Court, in an appeal hearing in Harare on Wednesday, ruled State prosecutors have no grounds to oppose a previous High Court ruling ordering the release of Bennett.

    He is a former lawmaker whose coffee farm was seized under President Robert Mugabe’s land reform programme.

    Bennett denies the charges linked to long-discredited allegations that Tsvangirai’s party plotted Mugabe’s violent overthrow. – AP