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ROBERT MU­GABE’S or­der that re­sulted in the ar­rest and in­car­cer­a­tion by Zanu (PF) se­cu­rity forces of re­turn­ing ex­ile and Zim­babwe’s agri­cul­ture deputy min­is­ter-des­ig­nate Roy Ben­net has threat­ened to af­fect the smooth func­tion­ing of the re­cently formed Gov­ern­ment of Na­tional Unity (GNU). Ben­net has been slapped with a charge of trea­son. THE CI­TI­ZEN said Ben­net’s ar­rest un­der­lined the fact that Mu­gabe had no in­ten­tion of a gen­uine power-shar­ing ar­range­ment and part­ner­ship with the op­po­si­tion MDC par­ties. The Zim­bab­wean said the tim­ing of Ben­net’s ar­rest – an hour be­fore the coun­try’s new cab­i­net was sworn in – demon­strated Mu­gabe’s con­tempt for the GNU.


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