Zimbabwe

Mbeki: 2002 Zim elections were free and fair

Former president Thabo Mbeki has maintained that the 2002 Zimbabwe elections were free and fair, despite the Khampepe report suggesting otherwise.

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Most of Zim budget to go towards salaries

2014-11-28 08:50

Zimbabwe's economy is expected to grow by 3.2% in 2015, Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa said Thursday, but the bulk of the new budget would have to be allocated to spending on public wages.

Zim needs clarity on indigenisation laws

2014-11-28 07:39

Zimbabwe must provide "clarity" on its controversial indigenisation programme if it is to lure investors, says its Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa.

Fire at storehouse near Beit Bridge border post

2014-11-28 08:21

A huge fire has broken out at a customs warehouse on the Zimbabwe side of the Beit Bridge border post, reportedly destroying property worth thousands of dollars.

Purged Zim leaders can still make comeback

2014-11-27 21:49

The ongoing purge of supporters of Zimbabwe's beleaguered Vice President Joice Mujuru from the ruling party's powerful central committee, does not necessarily spell the end of their political careers, opposition bodies say.

 

Zim ruling party to boost Mugabe's powers

2014-11-27 14:51

Zimbabwe's ruling party will amend its constitution to allow President Robert Mugabe to personally appoint his deputies, state media reports.

Democratic Union formed in Zimbabwe

2014-11-26 20:42

Two breakaway factions of Zimbabwe's main Movement for Democratic Change party have officially signed a unity pact as the Democratic Union.

Joice Mujuru's fate lies in Mugabe's hands

2014-11-26 11:22

Zimbabwean Vice President Joice Mujuru's fate now lies in the hands of President Robert Mugabe after she was barred from contesting a seat in the ruling Zanu-PF party's highest decision making organ.

Zim’s VP Mujuru loses membership of key party committee

2014-11-26 08:41

Zimbabwe’s beleaguered vice president Joice Mujuru has lost her membership of the ruling party’s central committee, a report says.

Zim cops: Gas cylinder, not tear gas behind stampede

2014-11-23 22:01

Police in Zimbabwe claim an explosion from a gas cylinder belonging to a vendor of fresh French fries caused a stampede at a church rally that left 11 dead, a report says.

Zim not a basket case, minister tells SA investors

2014-11-21 20:29
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Zimbabwe’s economy is on the mend as the worst is over, the country’s finance minister says, in a bid to assure investors in SA that its neighbour is "not a basket case".

11 die in Zimbabwe stampede at prophet's crusade

2014-11-21 12:13
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Eleven people have been killed in a stampede at a crusade held by a popular prophet in Kwekwe, central Zimbabwe, police and a religious organisation say.

Zimbabwe govt rubbishes Khampepe report on 2002 polls

2014-11-21 11:40

The Zimbabwean government has rubbished as "a nullity" the damning report detailing the "2002 electoral theft" blamed on President Robert Mugabe and his party Zanu PF.

No show for Zim's Mujuru

2014-11-26 23:51

Embattled Zimbabwean vice president Joice Mujuru has not turned up for a meeting of President Robert Mugabe's politburo.

Something strange in Zanu-PF - party veteran

2014-11-26 17:57

Former Zanu-PF spokesperson Rugare Gumbo, who was suspended from the ruling party after being accused of conspiring with Vice President Joice Mujuru to topple President Robert Mugabe, says "something strange" is happening in Zanu-PF.

Zim succession war: VP Mujuru ousted

2014-11-26 09:10

Zimbabwe Vice President Joice Mujuru has been ousted from the ruling party’s powerful committee after being accused of plotting to assassinate President Robert Mugabe, a report says.

Zim broadcaster suspends execs on R77m probe

2014-11-25 09:08

Zimbabwe's state broadcaster has suspended two top officials as part of a probe into alleged financial mismanagement that cost the parastatal up to R77.24m.

Mugabe tightens grip on Zanu-PF, to choose successor

2014-11-23 13:01

Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe has changed the constitution of his ruling Zanu-PF party to allow him to directly appoint his deputies, giving the 90-year-old sole power to anoint his successor.

Mugabe didn't mark wife's dissertation – aide

2014-11-21 17:03

A senior Zimbabwean government official has criticised reports that President Robert Mugabe marked his wife Grace’s dissertation.

Zim 'a giant waking up'

2014-11-21 12:08

Zimbabwe is not a basket case and has investment potential for South Africa with a diversity of resources, says its Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa.

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