Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Zimbabwe Prosecutes Chinese Man For Selling Flags Without Consent

A judge in Zimbabwe has fined a Chinese national for selling the national flag without authorisation.
The businessman, named by The Herald as 28-year-old Weidong Li, was fined $20 (£16) and in total 314 flags were seized.

Last month Zimbabwean officials warned that anyone who "abused" the flag risked prosecution.

The Chinese national was arrested after officials found the flags on display for sale at his shop in Harare, the capital.

He becomes the first person to be found guilty of breaching the Flag of Zimbabwe Act, which bans any trade involving the national flag without official permission.