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THE Mugabe regime will never forgive Roy Bennett, their deputy agriculture minister-designate, for the awful "crime" he committed nine years ago.
He dared to stand in the overwhelmingly African constituency of Chimanimani in the elections and fairly and squarely won a parliamentary seat for the MDC with a thumping majority.
That will stick in the craw of Mugabe and his thugs until Africa finally acquires the political will to restore the rule of law and a modicum of democracy in that failed state.
That the regime has re-arrested Bennett pending a high court hearing, on trumped-up charges of "terrorism" and trying to force a regime change, is no surprise.
Last time Bennet was involved in a scuffle with a minister in parliament. Normally, the speaker would have given them a strong telling-off, suspended them for a week and there it would have ended. On this occasion the minister got off scot-free and parliament turned itself into a medieval "star chamber" and "sentenced" Bennett to a year's hard labour.
I cannot improve on Nelson Mandela's description of oppression which, he said, was evil whether practised by a white regime or a black regime.
Zimbabwe shames the entire continent. We need an African leader of the calibre of Julius Nyerere, Tanzania's first president, who sent his army across his border into Uganda and in a week liberated its people, half a million of whom had been massacred, from its lunatic leader, Idi Amin.
Ivor Davis, Sandton