Zimbabwe Court Acquits Mugabe Opponent of Terrorism Charges
Published: May 10, 2010
JOHANNESBURG — A High Court judge in Zimbabwe on Monday acquitted Roy Bennett — a leader of the party that has long opposed President Robert Mugabe but now governs the country with him — on charges of plotting to violently overthrow Mr. Mugabe, 86, who has been in office for three decades.
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The resolution of the case, which has destabilized the troubled power-sharing government there for over a year, may finally clear the way for Mr. Bennett to be sworn in as deputy agriculture minister.
Mr. Bennett, a white politician with a black political base, has often bluntly called Mr. Mugabe a dictator ruling on behalf of a greedy political elite. Widely despised by leaders in Mr. Mugabe’s ZANU-PF party, Mr. Bennett was arrested on the terrorism charges in February last year, on the very day the power-sharing government was sworn in. Mr. Mugabe has said he would allow Mr. Bennett to assume his post only if he was acquitted.
I'd say your jurisdiction's got to be at death's door if it can't tolerate trials anymore.
Like I said, United States is dead. Scrape it off your shoe and get on with your life.