Zimbabwe declares holiday on Mugabe's birthday

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Zimbabwe has declared President Robert Mugabe's birthday on February 21 a national holiday, a state daily reports, honouring the veteran politician in power since 1980 who opponents accuse of brutal repression and devastating the economy.

Police: No court date set for Grace Mugabe after alleged assault

2017-08-15 19:25

A court appearance for Zimbabwe's Grace Mugabe over an alleged bloody attack against a model is not yet on the table, says a police spokesperson.

Picture of war veteran wearing anti-Grace Mugabe T-shirt goes viral

2017-08-12 11:01

A picture of a prominent Zimbabwean war veteran wearing a T-shirt denigrating the southern African country’s First Lady Grace Mugabe has gone viral on social media.

Mugabe's nephew hits out at 'charlatan' VP Mnangagwa

2017-08-11 08:30

President Robert Mugabe’s nephew Patrick Zhuwao has reportedly taken aim at Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, claiming that he is leading a group of "charlatans", who are not suitable to take over power from the veteran leader.

MUGABE'S NEPHEW REVEALS: 'Swords now out' for Zim VP Mnangagwa

2017-08-07 12:00

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s successions maze has reached a crescendo, with his nephew revealing that "swords are now out" for the nonagenarian’s deputy, Emmerson Mnangagwa, who allegedly wants to take over from the veteran leader.

Mbeki 'holds private meeting' with Zim security top brass – report

2017-08-05 11:00

Former president Thabo Mbeki reportedly held a "private meeting" with Zimbabwean security top brass during his visit in that country this week, as tensions continued to rise within President Robert Mugabe's ruling Zanu-PF party.

Mbeki, Mugabe meet in Harare for 'private talks'

2017-08-02 11:33

Former president Thabo Mbeki reportedly held "private talks" with Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, 93, after he flew to Harare this week.

Mugabe: 'I am going nowhere… My docs have told me my organs are still very strong'

2017-07-30 10:55

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has declared that he is not prepared to step down despite his old age, adding that his doctors have told him that "my organs are still very strong".

MDC appeals to SADC, AU and UN over violence in Zim

2017-07-26 17:30

Zimbabwe’s main opposition, the MDC party has appealed to regional and internationals bodies to rein in President Robert Mugabe over an upsurge in politically motivated violence in the southern African country.

'Kick them, punish them': Mugabe's call for violence 'worrying'

2017-07-22 07:17

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, 93, says his Zanu-PF supporters should beat-up people going around perpetrating violence using the ruling party's name.


Minister claims VP Mnangagwa 'threatened' to kill him – report

2017-08-16 19:36

Zimbabwean Higher Education Minister Jonathan Moyo has reportedly claimed that Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa threatened to kill him after he exposed his plot to topple President Robert Mugabe.

'White farmers' killers should not be prosecuted,' Mugabe declares

2017-08-15 11:15

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly said that all locals accused of killing white former commercial farmers during the country’s controversial reform programme are immune to prosecution.

Zim controversial businessman arrested over coup remarks

2017-08-11 10:06

Police have arrested Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa's ally, controversial businessman Energy Mutodi, for allegedly suggesting that a coup is likely in Zimbabwe if President Robert Mugabe fails to "carefully choose his successor".

Mugabe 'must be part of the solution to problems regarding his successor', says VP

2017-08-08 11:21

Zimbabwean Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko has, in a "subtle" message, reportedly called on President Robert Mugabe to "sort out the mess he has created in the country" before "anointing" his successor.

Will Mugabe be defeated? What you need to know about the MDC alliance

2017-08-06 12:00

On Saturday, Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC party signed a pact with six other political parties to contest next year's elections as a united front. But will this be enough to defeat President Robert Mugabe and his Zanu-PF party?

Mugabe 'switched on', able to lead Zim to 2023: Youth leader

2017-08-05 07:09

The Zanu-PF youth wing insists that President Robert Mugabe is "switched on" and able to lead the country to 2013, when he will turn 99.

'You are serving at Mugabe's will,' Grace tells hubby's VPs

2017-07-31 06:15

Zimbabwe's First Lady Grace Mugabe has warned her husband's deputies that they risk losing their jobs if they do not perform to the expectations of the 93-year-old leader.

Mugabe accuses military of plotting a coup, tells them 'stop interfing in politics'

2017-07-29 07:00

President Robert Mugabe has ticked off Zimbabwe’s military for getting involved in politics, though they’ve played a key role in maintaining his own hold on power and will likely influence who takes over from him, analysts say.

'I'll jump for joy (if my legs hold out)': Ageing Mugabe acknowledges frailty

2017-07-23 09:00

In a rare acknowledgement of his frailty, President Robert Mugabe has said he will jump for joy at the loyalty and love shown by his party’s youth wing, but if he can’t jump physically, he’ll use his heart.

AS IT HAPPENED: 'We can now restore our status as the bread basket of Africa,' says Mugabe

2017-07-21 15:00

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is in Matabeleland north where he is expected to address over 100 000 Zanu-PF party supporters, as he resumes his nationwide rallies following his Singapore medical trip. Follow the live updates.

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