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American woman who 'insulted' Mugabe gets bail

by Staff Reporter
09 Nov 2017 at 16:02hrs | Views
HARARE - An American woman charged with subversion for allegedly insulting 93-year-old president Robert Mugabe has been granted bail after spending seven nights in a Zimbabwean prison.

Martha O'Donovan, 25, a graduate of New York University, has been accused of calling President Robert Mugabe, 93, a "sick man" in a Twitter post that included a photo illustration of Mugabe with a catheter. O'Donovan denied the allegations, calling them "baseless and malicious."

O'Donovan was released after posting $1,000, when Justice Gregory Phiri found the state's argument to keep her behind bars as "weak" and "wanting."

She is required to surrender her passport and all travel documents. She must also check in twice a week with police.


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