Damages for Zim activist
A Zimbabwe court has ordered the government to pay $150,000 (R2.2m) in damages to a rights activist who was abducted and tortured a decade ago over accusations of plotting to overthrow then president Robert Mugabe, a rights group said on Friday.
Zimbabwe Peace Project director Jestina Mukoko sought damages after she was abducted, beaten, tortured and held in solitary confinement for weeks by state agents after elections in 2008.
Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights said $100,000 (R1.48m) will be paid to Mukoko and $50,000 (R740,000) towards her legal costs.
The charges were dropped. Mukoko has penned a book about her experience.