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Tsvangirai to take up aide's arrest

February 15, 2009|Times Wire Reports

The new prime minister blamed factions who want to destroy the country's coalition government for the arrest of one of his top aides.

Morgan Tsvangirai said he would meet with President Robert Mugabe to discuss the arrest of Roy Bennett, who was to become a deputy minister of agriculture.

Bennett was detained by police Friday while Tsvangirai and Mugabe were presiding over the swearing in of senior Cabinet ministers. A pro-Mugabe newspaper said Bennett was arrested because of an alleged plot to overthrow the president in 2006.

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