Zimbabwe War Veterans Official Charged With Insulting Mugabe

A top official from Zimbabwe’s war veterans group was charged in a Harare court with “undermining or insulting the authority” of President Robert Mugabe.

Douglas Mahiya, a spokesman for the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association, appeared in court in the capital on Friday. Police in the southern African nation arrested officials from the main association of veterans from Zimbabwe’s liberation war after the group criticized Mugabe last week and said its members wouldn’t support him in elections in


Mugabe had vowed to punish “severely” those who published a statement that described him as “a leader who has presided over untold suffering of the general population for his own personal aggrandizement.”

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