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Four Arrested in Zimbabwe Spy Plot


Zimbabwean authorities have arrested four men, including a ruling party lawmaker, on charges of passing state secrets to foreign agents.

The state-run Herald newspaper says the suspects appeared in court Wednesday, but details of the case against them were not immediately available.

One of those arrested is Philip Chiyangwa, a lawmaker from Mashonaland West and top official in the ruling ZANU-PF party. Earlier this year, he was arrested in an alleged corruption scandal, but later was cleared of the charges.

Other suspects in the alleged spy ring include the country's ambassador-designate to Mozambique, a ruling party official and a bank executive.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.

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