Teen arrested for Mugabe death claim

By Drum Digital
22 January 2014

A teenager in Zimbabwe was arrested for reportedly posting on Facebook that President Robert Mugabe had died and was being preserved in a freezer.

Zimbabwean Standard reports that Gumisai Manduwa (18) appeared before Mutare magistrate, and was granted US$30 (R325) bail.

Speculation over Mugabe's health has been rife since the veteran leader, who will be 90 in February, returned from his annual break in Singapore where he has also sought medical attention.

In Zimbabwe, the insult laws have been routinely used to arrest and detain dozens of people for allegedly insulting and undermining the authority of the Zanu PF leader.

More than 80 similar cases are pending before the Constitutional Court and other subsidiary courts of the land.

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- Source: Zimbabwe Standard

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