Another anti-Mugabe man jailed

An MDC official allegedly told Zanu-PF supporters that they're rallying around an old man.

President Robert Mugabe. Picture: AFP

HARARE - Just four days after a Zimbabwean professor was jailed for calling President Robert Mugabe a rotten old donkey, another man has been arrested for insulting the 89-year-old leader.

Rights groups say more than 60 people have been apprehended under anti-insult laws in the past three years.

Willard Moyo, the opposition Movement for Democratic Change's youth coordinator in the Matabeleland North Province, allegedly told Zanu-PF supporters in a local bar last week that they were rallying around an old man and then used an obscenity.

The supporters reported him to the police and he was arrested.

According to Bulawayo24, Moyo appeared in court on Friday and will be back before a magistrate on 27 May.

This is the third arrest in May under anti-insult laws.

University lecturer Chenjerai Pamhiri was jailed for three months last Friday.

Pamhiri allegedly shouted that Mugabe was "Dirt which should be discarded - a rotten old donkey."