Man jailed over Mugabe bar insult

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A Zimbabwean man has been jailed for three months for comparing a fellow bar-goer to President Robert Mugabe’s anus, his lawyer said Monday.

Norman Mangena said his client, Clemence Zikhali — a cement factory worker from the country’s southwest — was convicted after being charged for behavior likely to cause public disorder.

“He mentioned the president in jest while referring to a fellow patron in a bar. It was not a direct insult to the president,” Mangena said.

Zikhali reportedly told his fellow patron “You are Mugabe’s a—-hole.” The subject of the insult, a supporter of Mugabe’s Zanu-PF party reported Zikhali to the police, the lawyer said.