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Zim set to give white farmers 90 days to vacate farms

2015-01-22 12:07
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The Zimbabwean government is set to give the remaining white farmers at least 90 days to vacate their farms, as the southern African country intensifies its land grabs, according to a report.

Grace Mugabe land saga: Villagers to know fate

2015-01-12 12:09

Over 200 villagers who were evicted from a farm north of Harare to make way for First Lady Grace Mugabe’s private wildlife sanctuary, are set to know their fate, as anger grows over her land grabs in Mazowe.

Joice Mujuru too simplistic to lead Zimbabwe – Mugabe

2014-12-03 10:23

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly described Vice President Joice Mujuru as "too simplistic" and "unprincipled" to lead Zimbabwe.

MDC secretary general arrested

2014-11-30 21:45

The secretary general of Zimbabwe's Movement for Democratic Change, Douglas Mwonzora, reportedly has been arrested on fraud charges.

Mbeki, Motlanthe, Zuma 'must apologise to Zimbabweans'

2014-11-20 12:21
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South Africa must apologise to Zimbabweans for the delayed release of a critical report detailing the "2002 electoral theft" blamed on President Robert Mugabe and his party Zanu PF, a group says.

Tsvangirai calls on parliament to expel renegade MPs

2014-11-07 10:21

Zimbabwe’s opposition Movement for Democratic Change has asked parliament to expel 18 rebel MPs on the grounds they no longer belong to the party.

Zimbabwe’s MDC hopes to reboot, challenge Mugabe

2014-10-31 12:17

Enfeebled by its electoral loss to veteran leader Robert Mugabe and a post-vote split, Zimbabwe's opposition MDC is holding a congress to elect new leaders and forge a new plan against Mugabe's 34-year rule.

Grace Mugabe power bid is madness, says Biti

2014-10-29 08:10

Suggestions that Grace Mugabe could succeed her nonagenarian husband as Zimbabwe's president are "madness", the country's former finance minister says.

Don't engage in mass protests, Zim prophet warns

2014-09-25 17:33

A Zimbabwean prophet has reportedly warned Zimbabweans not to engage in mass demonstrations, saying such protests could result in bloodshed.

Grace Mugabe is 'queen of the land'

2014-09-11 12:40

Zimbabwean justice minister has reportedly told parliament that President Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace is a “queen” who should be honoured by traditional leaders and opposition politicians.

Zimbabwe cops beat, detain opposition protesters

2014-08-27 15:03

Zimbabwe riot police have detained a dozen protesters and beat up others at a demonstration over high unemployment.

Tsvangirai hints at anti-Mugabe protests

2014-08-22 14:56

Zimbabwe's main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai says his party could roll out protests against President Robert Mugabe’s government over its inability to improve a flagging economy.

SADC summit wraps up

2014-08-18 22:52

Southern African leaders have ended a two-day summit resolving to develop their industries to boost regional co-operation and set up a fund for its projects.

I'm not clinging to power, says Tsvangirai

2014-05-02 11:05

Zimbabwe's Movement for Democratic Change party leader Morgan Tsvangirai has reportedly quashed accusations that he wants to cling to power.

Zim: MDC’s Biti says now in control

2014-04-29 12:26

Defiant MDC Secretary General Tendai Biti has reportedly declared he is the only person now in legal control of the opposition after he staged a daring attempt to oust party leader Morgan Tsvangirai.

Mugabe slams Europe's 'homosexual nonsense'

2014-04-19 10:00
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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has lashed out at Europe's "homosexual nonsense" and has condemned the refusal of its leaders to accept his grip on power in his latest marathon tirade.

MDC threatens 'war' against Mugabe

2014-04-14 14:57

Zimbabwean opposition Movement for Democratic Change party has reportedly threatened to take the streets to dislodge President Robert Mugabe’s regime.

MDC expels official who asked leader to quit

2014-04-11 07:40

Zimbabwe’s main opposition party has expelled a senior official who recently called on the party leader and former PM Morgan Tsvangirai to step down.

Zim may face rebellion, says MDC's Biti

2014-04-08 14:48

Zimbabwean opposition MDC has warned the country could face a rebellion because of failure by ruling leaders to act on the worsening economic situation.

Tsvangirai: MDC united again

2014-03-25 20:21

Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has said there was renewed unity within the party following talks aimed at bringing an end to months of infighting.

Tsvangirai tries to allay split fears

2014-03-13 15:49

Zimbabwe's opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has tried to allay fears of a split in his party after last week's suspension of a key senior official.

MDC suspends official who urged Tsvangirai to quit

2014-03-10 07:38

Zimbabwe’s main opposition party has suspended a top official after he publicly called on party leader and former PM Morgan Tsvangirai to resign over his defeat at the polls last year.

Mugabe slams leaders who 'stay too long'

2014-02-24 15:30

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly slammed some of his Zanu-PF party provincial officials whom he says have over stayed in their positions of leadership and "produced no result".

MDC official beaten after asking leader to resign

2014-02-16 05:30

A senior official of Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change who has urged its leader Morgan Tsvangirai to step down, says he was beaten up by party youths.

Mugabe urged to act over economic crisis

2014-02-06 10:04
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Zimbabwe's ex-finance minister has reportedly called on President Robert Mugabe to “come out of his closet” and provide direction on the crisis gripping the country.

 

Zim land chaos predicted

2015-01-19 21:37

Zimbabwe's main opposition party has warned of chaos on white and former white-owned farms after hints of new land takeovers.

Mugabe's senile, says Tsvangirai

2014-12-17 21:53

Zimbabwe's opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has described long time leader Robert Mugabe as "a senile president with a vituperative wife".

Zimbabwe's divided Zanu-PF to elect new leaders

2014-12-02 10:49

Divided as never before over ageing leader Robert Mugabe’s succession, Zimbabwe’s ruling party is set to open a key leadership congress, with a host of heavyweights sidelined by a major purge.

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.

Morgan Tsvangirai appalled by SA

2014-11-20 06:17
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Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai is deeply appalled by a damning report on Zimbabwe's 2002 elections that has only just been released in South Africa.

MDC plans demos against Mugabe regime

2014-11-02 09:55

Zimbabwe's opposition party has announced a plan for "peaceful and constitutional demonstrations" to press long-ruling President Robert Mugabe to accept key reforms.

LHR welcomes ConCourt judgment

2014-10-30 15:59

Lawyers for Human Rights have welcomed the Constitutional Court's order that South African police investigate claims of torture against senior Zimbabwean officials.

Zanu-PF officials working with MDC to topple Mugabe – Grace

2014-10-07 14:02

Zimbabwe's First Lady has reportedly threatened to name and shame top Zanu-PF officials she claims are working in cahoots with opposition MDC to unseat President Robert Mugabe.

Zimbabwe police holding cells filthy

2014-09-17 20:39

Zimbabwean lawyers have decried reported assaults and the death of suspects in police custody, as well as conditions in holding cells they called unfit for human habitation.

Mugabe's anti-white remarks 'vile, vindictive'

2014-09-09 12:59
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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s recent anti-white remarks have been condemned by his critics who said the veteran leader was not serious about resolving the country’s pressing issues.

Zimbabwe activists denied bail

2014-08-23 23:08

Seven Zimbabwean opposition activists arrested earlier this week for protesting against the government are to remain in custody after prosecutors appealed against their bail, an attorney says.

Mugabe ridicules Tsvangirai’s call for fresh polls

2014-08-21 11:51

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly ridiculed former prime minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s call for an early return to polls, labelling the demand a “joke”.

MDC in trouble as Zim nears political crossroads

2014-05-07 09:47

Bitter infighting within Zimbabwe’s opposition risks fatally weakening President Robert Mugabe’s political foes just as the sun has begun to set on his 33-year rule.

Tsvangirai battles to retain control of MDC

2014-04-29 21:02

Loyalists of long-time Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai have voted to oust members of a rival faction from their party.

MDC faction suspends Tsvangirai

2014-04-26 19:25

Infighting in Zimbabwe's main opposition party has intensified with a splinter group announcing it has suspended leader Morgan Tsvangirai for violence and violating the party's constitution.

Zim: MDC youths to stage nationwide demos

2014-04-17 14:58

Movement for Democratic Change youths are reportedly planning to stage nationwide demonstrations to demand jobs, as Zimbabwe's economy continues to dwindle.

Zanu-PF 'worse than Smith regime'

2014-04-14 12:52

Zimbabwean opposition parties have reportedly taken a swipe at the ruling Zanu-PF party and described it as “worse than the Smith regime”.

"Happy Harare" video goes viral

2014-04-09 12:36

A video that shows Zimbabweans in Harare dancing and swinging happily as they go about their daily chores has gone viral.

Zanu-PF calls for Tsvangirai's arrest - report

2014-04-01 16:13

Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party has reportedly called for the arrest of opposition MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai over remarks he made at a rally about President Robert Mugabe.

Mugabe 'turning Zim into a monarch'

2014-03-22 14:05

A prominent Zimbabwean publisher and academic has reportedly criticised President Robert Mugabe for his continued cling to power and reducing the country into a "monarch".

Forget about returning to govt, Zanu-PF tells MDC

2014-03-11 12:26

Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party has rubbished former PM Morgan Tsvangirai’s call for new inter-party talks, saying the MDC should forget about returning to government through negotiations, a report says.

Tendai Biti home petrol bombed

2014-02-25 18:12

A petrol bomb has hit the home of top Zimbabwe opposition official and former finance minister Tendai Biti.

Zim cost Mbeki his presidency - Zanu-PF MP

2014-02-17 15:12

Former president Thabo Mbeki lost his presidency for helping Zimbabwe come out of its difficulties following the 2008 disputed polls when "the regime change agenda was at play", a Zanu-PF legislator has reportedly said.

Zim pay scandal: Call for VP Mujuru to resign

2014-02-11 12:27

Zimbabwe’s main opposition party, the MDC, has reportedly called for the resignation of the country’s vice president Joice Mujuru for "condoning corruption in government and state-owned enterprises".

Zanu-PF says no to MDC's call for dialogue

2014-02-05 12:29

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s ruling Zanu-PF party has rejected opposition MDC’s call for dialogue between the two parties to help rescue the country’s ailing economy.

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