Zimbabwe

You wanted to kill my boy, Grace Mugabe tells Zanu-PF plotters

Grace Mugabe, addressing rally-goers in the north of Zimbabwe, has accused soldiers and top Zanu-PF officials of plotting to kill her youngest son, 19-year-old Bellarmine Chatunga – but not everyone believes her.

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Grace Mugabe hands out raincoats during 'national-disaster' drought

2016-02-12 19:09

Zimbabwe is in the grip of devastating drought, but that hasn't stopped Grace Mugabe from donating hundreds of raincoats to villagers, it was reported from a rally in northern Zimbabwe on Friday.

Zim boy, 8, alleged kills friend with rifle

2016-02-12 16:33

An 8-year-old Zimbabwean boy has allegedly shot his friend dead with a home-made rifle, a state-controlled newspaper reported on Friday.

Jealous Zimbabwean husband axes wife to death

2016-02-12 14:11

A jealous Zimbabwean man has reportedly killed his wife with an axe, as her teenage brother watched helplessly, a report says.

We've been reduced to charity cases - Zim MPs

2016-02-12 13:56

Zimbabwean lawmakers have raised complaints over the non-payment of their sitting allowances in the past two years, saying some MPs have since resorted to staying away from the National Assembly, a report says.

 

Zanu-PF bans social media abuse as Mugabe blasts feuding party bigwigs

2016-02-11 14:30

Following an intense politburo meeting on Wednesday, Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party has reportedly banned the abuse of social media by party members, saying that anyone who did not adhere to the rules would be dealt with.

Zanu-PF's crucial meeting set to go ahead despite threats of disruption

2016-02-10 13:30

Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party's much awaited politburo meeting is expected to go ahead, despite disruption threats by some party members, a report says.

Zimbabwe activist jailed over Mugabe dairy bomb plot

2016-02-09 21:40

A Zimbabwe court has jailed the leader of a fringe opposition party for nine years for possessing home-made petrol bombs.

State media turns against former handler as Mugabe succession wars deepen

2016-02-09 07:25

Zimbabwe's ex-information minister Jonathan Moyo has been left fuming after his radio interview was cancelled and the state daily carried allegations that he was illegitimate, as ruling party wrangles deepen.

Zim 'schoolgirl prostitutes' cartoon sparks fury

2016-02-08 10:25

A cartoon in a popular Zimbabwe daily that appeared to suggest women from the south of the country valued sex work more than school grades has sparked outrage.

SA deports 140 Zim ex-cons, 100s more to follow this week - report

2016-02-08 10:55

Hundreds of illegal Zimbabwean migrants are to be deported from South Africa following the forced repatriation of 140 ex-prisoners this weekend, state media has reported.

Zimbabwe declares 'state of disaster' over drought

2016-02-05 11:02

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe declared a "state of disaster" in many rural areas hit by a severe drought, with 26% of the population facing food shortages.

Zim govt says no to genetically modified food despite food shortages

2016-02-11 14:30

Zimbabwe says it would not allow millers to import genetically modified food although the southern African country is experiencing severe food shortages, a report says.

Zanu-PF divisions better than those in MDC, Mugabe claims

2016-02-11 13:30

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, 91, has warned the opposition MDC leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, not to "take pride in Zanu-PF misfortunes", claiming that the situation in the MDC was worse than that in his party.

Zimbabwe appeals for $1.5 bln to prevent starvation

2016-02-09 22:31

Zimbabwe has appealed to local businesses and charities for $1.5bn aid to save more than a quarter of the population from starvation due to drought.

Mugabe dairy bomb accused pleads guilty

2016-02-09 12:32

The opposition Zimbabwe People Front leader Owen Kuchata, who allegedly tried to bomb President Robert Mugabe's dairy farm last month, has changed his plea bargain of not guilty to guilty.

Zim war vets want Moyo, Kasukuwere out of Zanu-PF

2016-02-08 14:32

Zimbabwe's war veterans have called for the expulsion of national commissar Saviour Kasukuwere and Minister of High Education Jonathan Moyo from the ruling Zanu-PF, as factional wars within the party intensify.

Zim lawyer wants probe of Mugabe's ability to hold office

2016-02-06 15:43

A Zimbabwean lawyer has asked the country's highest court to order an investigation to determine President Robert Mugabe's fitness to hold office.

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