• All Share : 51462.57
    UP 0.68%
    Top 40 : 4260.25
    UP 0.62%
    Financial 15 : 14884.34
    UP 1.15%
    Industrial 25 : 60029.86
    UP 0.47%

  • ZAR/USD : 10.7470
    UP 0.77%
    ZAR/GBP : 17.7120
    DOWN -0.02%
    ZAR/EUR : 14.1048
    UP 0.72%
    ZAR/JPY : 0.1022
    DOWN -0.06%
    ZAR/AUD : 9.9617
    UP 0.07%

  • Gold : 1264.8350
    DOWN -1.68%
    Platinum : 1410.0000
    DOWN -0.98%
    Silver : 19.1745
    DOWN -1.50%
    Palladium : 881.5000
    DOWN -2.49%
    Brent Crude Oil : 100.740
    DOWN -2.02%

  • All data is delayed by 15 min. Data supplied by INET BFA
    Hover cursor over this ticker to pause.

Tue Sep 02 18:46:16 SAST 2014

Tourist fined for Mugabe insult

Sapa-AP | 14 September, 2012 00:04
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe
Image by: PHILIMON BULAWAYO / REUTERS

Zimbabwean court officials say a Swiss tourist has been fined $200 for insulting President Robert Mugabe.

Thomas Fischer, of Altnau, Switzerland, was convicted by a court in northwestern Zimbabwe.

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 salesman spent two months in jail after satirical cartoons, depicting a naked, skeletal Mugabe, were found on his cellphone.

SHARE YOUR OPINION

If you have an opinion you would like to share on this article, please send us an e-mail to the Times LIVE iLIVE team. In the mean time, click here to view the Times LIVE iLIVE section.
Tue Sep 02 18:46:16 SAST 2014 ::