Zimbabwe accuses American citizen of trying to overthrow government: lawyer

HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwean police on Friday charged an American citizen with a new offence of plotting to overthrow a constitutionally elected government, her lawyer said.

Martha O’Donovan, who works for Magamba TV, which describes itself as Zimbabwe’s leading producer of political satire, had earlier been charged over a tweet that appeared to insult President Robert Mugabe.

In a statement to police, O’Donovan denied the allegations against her as “baseless and malicious”.

(Reporting by MacDonald Dzirutwe; Editing by Kevin Liffey)