Zimbabwe court orders jailed politician freed

A Zimbabwe court has ordered the release on bail of a top opposition politician, but the country’s attorney general immediately asked for seven days to decide whether it would appeal. High Court judge Tedious Karwi said Tuesday that granting the $2,000 bail was “in the interest of justice.” “In my view it is impossible that he will interfere with state witnesses as the key witness is in custody and investigations must have been concluded by now,” Karwi said. Roy Bennett is the opposition’s choice to be deputy agriculture minister in a new power-sharing government.