Zimbabwe PM drivers jailed for having cop beacons

A Zimbabwean court has released two of the prime minister's drivers who were arrested on accusations of possessing blue police-style beacon lights without clearance.

Attorney Kossam Ncube says the drivers spent three nights in jail in southern Zimbabwe after returning from South Africa on Friday with the beacons for Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's motorcade. Their car was impounded.

The drivers each posted $100 bail on Tuesday. Police said only police or military vehicles or President Robert Mugabe's escort are authorized to use blue beacons.

Tsvangirai's party described the arrests as continuing harassment and persecution of the prime minister and his staff in the nation's shaky two-year coalition government.