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Zimbabwe opposition figure acquitted, escapes death penalty

If he were found guilty of terrorism, Roy Bennett, a senior member of Zimbabwe's main opposition party the Movement for Democratic Change, could have faced the death penalty. The high court in Zimbabwe's capital of Harare decided otherwise.

Zimbabwe hell prisons are death camps

A South Africa documentary has revealed the plight of Zimbabwe's tens of thousands of prisoners in its 55 prisons -- left to starve to death. Graphic videos, shot secretly by inmates, show hundreds of rotting corpses, walking skeletons and terrible filth.

Freed Zimbabwe Minister warns of 'massive starvation' in jail

Prominent Zimbabwe politican Roy Bennett has been freed on $5,000 bail after a month in a police cell. And as he walked out, the feisty farmer told journalists that his co-prisoners were 'suffering gross abuses'. Five people died in front of him, he said.

Zimbabwe prime minister Morgan Tsvangirai injured, wife killed

Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai was injured and his wife killed in a car accident Friday. Movement for Democratic Change spokesman Nelson Chamisa said Tsvangirai was taken to hospital in non-critical condition.

Zimbabwe 'unity-cabinet' sabotaged by Mugabe

Roy Bennett, treasurer of Zimbabwe's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), missed getting sworn in as the country's deputy agriculture minister last Friday.He is in the Mutare police cells, facing charges which change every day.

Cloud hangs over new Zimbabwe cabinet re. deputy's arrest

Zimbabwe's new deputy minister for agriculture Roy Bennett, arrested on Friday at a Harare airport just as the new unity-cabinet waited to be sworn in, did not show up at Mutare magistrate's court to hear charges formulated against him Monday as promised.

Vigil at Zimbabwe cop station after deputy agri-minister arrest

A vigil group is surrounding the Mutare police station in Zimbabwe where the country's newly-appointed deputy agriculture minister Roy Bennett is held since his shock arrest on Friday. Bennett was arrested just when Morgan Tshvangirai was sworn in.

Riot in Zimbabwe over arrest of new deputy-minister Roy Bennett

The arrest on Friday of Zimbabwe's new deputy-agriculture Minister, the white farmer Roy Bennett, has caused widespread anger in the town of Mutare, where he is denied food by the police, said Mutare mayor Brian James. A crowd outside demands his release.

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Senator Muzerengwa (of Buhera) and Hon. Roy Bennett  at an MDC rally in August  2009 in Sakubva  Zim...
Senator Muzerengwa (of Buhera) and Hon. Roy Bennett, at an MDC rally in August, 2009 in Sakubva, Zimbabwe
Invitation: Peter Godwin and Roy Bennett in conversation about recent developments in Zimbabwe. Thur...
Invitation: Peter Godwin and Roy Bennett in conversation about recent developments in Zimbabwe. Thursday, 18th November, 2010 @ 6PM, Wits University, Johannesburg, SA. Please RSVP at or SMS 078 804 0591.
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