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World Briefing / Zimbabwe

Freed official calls for unity

March 13, 2009|Times Wire Reports

Roy Bennett, an official in Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change, was released on bail by order of Zimbabwe's Supreme Court, and he called for forgiveness and reconciliation in the country.

His release after almost a month in jail on terrorism charges could ease tension in the power-sharing government of President Robert Mugabe and Tsvangirai, which faces the task of rebuilding a shattered economy.

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