HARARE, Zimbabwe – The party of Zimbabwe’s prime minister says one of its lawmakers will be jailed over the holidays on charges that she insulted the president at a political rally.
The Movement for Democratic Change said Wednesday that Lynette Kerenyi is scheduled to reappear in court Dec. 28 after state prosecutors defied a court ruling freeing her on $200 bail.
She had criticized President Robert Mugabe over his stand against homosexuality.
It is an offense in Zimbabwe to “undermine the authority” of the president.
The prosecutors invoked a harsh law canceling bail until they appeal the ruling. Her party has called for all minority rights to be enshrined in the nation’s new constitution.