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[Published: Thursday March 12 2009]

Zimbabwe cabinet nominee is freed

Harare, 12 March-(ANA)-Zimbabwe authorities have freed MDC official Roy Bennett from custody, a day after the country's Supreme Court ordered his release on bail.

Mr Bennett, a nominee to become deputy agriculture minister in the country's fledgling power-sharing government, was arrested on 13 February.

He was charged with plotting terrorism, possessing arms for the purposes of banditry, terrorism and sabotage.

The case created further tensions in the new unity government.(ANA)

FA/ANA/12 March 2009---

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