Roy Bennett - MDC official charged with treason

Video: MDC official arrested


  Zimbabwe cabinet nominee charged with treason  

Roy Bennett, a nominee for deputy minister of agriculture, was arrested at a Harare airport and charged with treason for allegedly plotting to kill Robert Mugabe, the Zimbabwean president.

The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party’s statement described the charges against him as “scandalous” and “politically motivated”. 

Al Jazeera’s Rory Challands reports.