Zimbabwe opposition supporters say they were attacked

Zimbabwe opposition supporters say they were attacked

HARARE, Zimbabwe, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Members of Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change said they were attacked by supporters of newly re-elected President Robert Mugabe.

Mugabe wins seventh term as president of Zimbabwe

HARARE, Zimbabwe, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- More than 60 percent of Zimbabweans who voted this week cast their ballots to give President Robert Mugabe a seventh term, election officials said Saturday.
Mugabe opponent acquitted

Mugabe opponent acquitted

HARARE, Zimbabwe, May 10 (UPI) -- Zimbabwe politician Roy Bennett, a longtime opponent of President Robert Mugabe, was acquitted of charges including terrorism, Bennett's attorney said Monday.

Zimbabwe's Bennett released from jail

HARARE, Zimbabwe, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Zimbabwe opposition politician Roy Bennett has been released from jail, his attorney says.
Tsvangirai eyeing withdrawal over Mugabe

Tsvangirai eyeing withdrawal over Mugabe

HARARE, Zimbabwe, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai said Friday he may withdraw from the unity government due to concerns about President Robert Mugabe.
Opposition head ordered jailed until trial

Opposition head ordered jailed until trial

MUTARE, Zimbabwe, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- A Zimbabwean judge ordered a senior opposition politician to jail to await his trial, scheduled to begin next week, officials said.

Tsvangirai ally released from prison

HARARE, Zimbabwe, March 13 (UPI) -- The new deputy agriculture minister of Zimbabwe was freed Thursday after a long legal battle to win him bail.

Zimbabwean court orders pol's release

HARARE, Zimbabwe, March 11 (UPI) -- Zimbabwe's Supreme Court has ordered the release from prison of an opposition politician who was to serve as deputy agriculture minister.

Mugabe party said seeking amnesty

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's ruling Zanu-PF party reportedly is seeking an amnesty deal, an opposition leader's wife says.

Zimbabwean opposition pol to face trial

HARARE, Zimbabwe, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- A magistrate in Zimbabwe says there is enough evidence for opposition politician Roy Bennett to face criminal charges.

Zimbabwean official charged with terrorism

HARARE, Zimbabwe, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- A newly nominated Zimbabwean official faces accusations of banditry, sabotage and terrorism, his attorney said.

Zimbabwean Cabinet sworn in amid disputes

HARARE, Zimbabwe, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Zimbabwe's new power-sharing Cabinet was sworn in Friday but the ceremony was marred by the arrest of one minister and a dispute over others, observers said.

British Zimbabwe investors get warning

HARARE, Zimbabwe, June 27 (UPI) -- British companies operating in Zimbabwe have been warned they might be kicked out of the African country if Robert Mugabe loses the presidency.

S.Africa denies haven to Mugabe opponent

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, May 26 (UPI) -- South Africa has come under criticism after it denied asylum to an opposition official from Zimbabwe, which is embroiled in an economic crisis.

White farmer freed in Zimbabwe

HARARE, Zimbabwe, June 29 (UPI) -- A white Zimbabwe coffee farmer, who had been an opposition parliament member, was freed after nine months from a prison he described as "hell."
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Roy Bennett
San Francisco: Geraldine Ferraro and Walter Mondale wave to the crowd at the Democratic National Convention 7/19/1984 (UPI photo/Roy Bennett)

Roy Leslie Bennett (born 16 February 1957) is a Zimbabwean politician and former colonial policeman who is also a former member of the House of Assembly of Zimbabwe for the seat of Chimanimani, where he is affectionately known as Pachedu (loosely translated as "Between Us"). He is currently the Treasurer of the Movement for Democratic Change party led by Morgan Tsvangirai.

He was one of three white parliamentarians elected in the 2000 Parliamentary election, despite the constituency seeing intimidation against MDC voters by supporters of Zanu-PF. During the campaign his wife and family were physically attacked.

In 2004 Justice Minister Patrick Chinamasa told Bennett in Parliament that Bennett's Charleswood Estate in Chimanimani would be taken by the government and resettled. Chinamasa then said:

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