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Published: February 13, 2009
Harare (ZimEye)-President Mugabe has arrested MDC senior official Roy Bennett a few hours before the swearing in of ministers at the State House.
In a statement another MDC official Ian Makone said Bennett was arrested at the airport.
He did not give further details.
“Roy Bennett was arrested a few minutes ago at Charles Prince Airport. I am not sure whether he was arriving or leaving,” Ian Makone said.
Bennett was nominated as deputy minister of agriculture by new Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai.
Mugabe took Bennett ‘s farm-Pachedu- in Manicaland during farm invasions.
Reports say there has been of discontent at the farm since the announcement that Bennett was to become the Deputy Minister of Agriculture. (ZimEye, Zimbabwe)