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3 Zimbabwe Cabinet ministers briefly detained

3 Zimbabwe Cabinet ministers briefly detained

An independent Zimbabwe newspaper says three government ministers from the smallest group in Zimbabwe's troubled coalition have been briefly detained.
The Daily News said Monday the three were briefly held Sunday in the northeastern city of Hwange after being stopped at a police road block. It was unclear what the charges were.
Those arrested included Welshman Ncube, industry minister and leader of a party that split from Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change.
The party spokesperson and the police did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Independent lawyers' groups have said since longtime ruler President Robert Mugabe called for elections this year, there has been an upsurge in violence and arbitrary arrests of his rivals.


Updated : 2021-02-28 14:38 GMT+08:00