[an error occurred while processing this directive]
BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Languages
Last Updated: Thursday, 20 October 2005, 09:53 GMT 10:53 UK
Police arrest Mugabe's MP nephew
Leo Mugabe
Leo Mugabe used to run Zimbabwean football
A nephew of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been arrested on suspicion of illegally exporting flour to Mozambique, say the police.

A spokesman said Leo Mugabe, who is a member of parliament, would appear in court shortly.

He is accused of exporting 30 tonnes of flour to Mozambique violating strict controls on trade in basic foodstuffs.

Illegal exports are among the reasons given for food shortages that leaves a third of people dependent on food aid.

President Mugabe launched a campaign against corruption last year.

Leo Mugabe was ousted as chairman of Zimbabwe's Football Association (Zifa) in December 2002, after being accused of misusing funds although he was subsequently cleared.

He stood for the ruling Zanu-PF party in elections in March 2005 and won 83% of the vote in the rural constituency of Makonde.


RELATED INTERNET LINKS:
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific