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Opposition allowed to rally after court ruling

June 8, 2008

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— Zimbabwe's opposition will hold rallies in the capital today following a favorable court ruling, an official said Saturday, with only weeks to go before its leader faces longtime President Robert Mugabe in a runoff.

The ruling came a day after the opposition said it had been told that all the party's rallies in the country had been banned indefinitely.

Nqobizitha Mlilo, a spokesman for the Movement for Democratic Change, said Saturday's ruling meant the police ban cannot be enforced.

The embattled opposition, however, suffered setbacks elsewhere, including the arrest of a prominent member.

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