Police in Zimbabwe have arrested a church pastor for announcing a prophecy that President Robert Mugabe would die this year in October.
Patrick Mugadza is facing charges of undermining the authority of the president for making the claim.
Mugadza’s lawyer says his client doesn’t believe what he said was an offence.
The pastor last week held a press conference, at which he predicted Mugabe would die on 17 October.
Defence lawyer, Gift Mtisi, says that his client believes he was merely conveying God’s message.
Dozens of people have been arrested and tried in recent years on similar charges of undermining the president.
Mugadza was also arrested and detained in 2015 for holding up a placard telling Mugabe that his people were suffering.
Source: Eyewitness News