Bennet spends another night in jail

The lawyer for senior Movement for Democratic Change member Roy Bennett says he now hopes his...

Zimbabweans protest outside the Mutare Police Station where Movement for Democratic Change's Roy Bennett is being kept. Picture: Supplied

The lawyer for senior Movement for Democratic Change member Roy Bennett says he now hopes his client will appear in court on Tuesday.

Bennett, who is also <?xml:namespace prefix="st1" ns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags"?><country-region w:st="on"><place w:st="on">Zimbabwe</country-region>’s deputy Agriculture minister designate, was supposed to appear in the dock in Mutare on Monday.

The case was delayed while the authorities waited for a prosecutor to arrive from <city w:st="on"><place w:st="on">Harare which is almost 300 kilometres away.

“They said they want Mr. Bennett to be taken to court today but it did not happen so he was taken back to the police holding cells and we think as the police indicated that he will be taken to court tomorrow,” said Bennett’s lawyer Trust Maanda.