Zimbabwe - A Zimbabwean man has
appeared in court for joking in a bar about whether President Robert
Mugabe was strong enough to blow out the balloons for his 88th birthday
party last week, his lawyer said on Wednesday.
Richmore Chazi was
arrested while drinking with friends in a bar in Mutare while watching
the live coverage of Mugabe's birthday rally held in the eastern city on
"Chazi is being charged for insulting and undermining
the authority of the president and will come back to court on March 12
for routine remand," his lawyer Blessing Nyamaropa told AFP.
He has been released on $20 bail when he appeared in court on Monday.
police regularly arrest people who joke about Mugabe, who has ruled the
country since independence from Britain in 1980.
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