Cops shut down art exhibition

HARARE - An attorney says police in Zimbabwe have shut down an art exhibition exploring violence blamed on President Robert Mugabe.

HARARE - An attorney says police in Zimbabwe have shut down an art exhibition exploring violence blamed on President Robert Mugabe.

Artist Owen Maseko collected family photos of missing people, images of mine shafts where bodies were allegedly dumped and reports on an armed uprising after the country's independence in 1980 in the western Matabeleland district that was crushed by troops loyal to Mugabe.

Thousands of civilians were massacred in the fighting.

Attorney Kucaca Phulu said yesterday that Maseko, his client, spent the weekend in jail on incitement charges after police shut down the exhibition in Bulawayo onSaturday.

Maseko was seeking bail yesterday. - Sapa-AP

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