Swiss tourist fined for insulting Mugabe
HARARE – Zimbabwean court officials say a Swiss tourist has been fined N$1 640 for insulting President Robert Mugabe.
Thomas Fischer from Altnau, Switzerland was convicted by a court in northwestern Zimbabwe for criticising Mugabe in an argument with border officials at the lake resort town of Kariba.
Prosecutors alleged that during a delay in border formalities, Fischer said Mugabe “knew how to screw people, especially foreigners.”
Insulting Mugabe is an offence under sweeping security laws and prosecutions are common. Earlier this year, a Zimbabwean salesman spent two months in jail after being found with satirical cartoons depicting a naked, skeletal Mugabe on his mobile phone. – Nampa-AP