Apologise to Mugabe, Grace tells VP Mujuru

2014-10-17 14:48

President Robert Mugabe’s increasingly powerful wife Grace has threatened Zimbabwe’s vice president with expulsion from the ruling party, throwing fierce succession battle in the open.

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.

Stop attacking Mugabe’s wife, politicians warned

2014-08-28 18:06

President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu-PF party has warned party members against bad mouthing the veteran leader’s wife, following her shock entry into politics.

Zimbabwe journalists win free speech victory

2014-07-22 22:03

Two Zimbabwean journalists have won a victory for free speech when the Constitutional Court struck off a statute which made defamation a crime punishable by up to 20 years.

Zim: Editor's arrest linked to previous publications

2014-06-20 15:12

Zimbabwe's state-owned newspaper The Herald says the arrest of the editor of one of its sister papers, The Sunday Mail, is linked to previous publications by the journalist.

Mugabe back home after 'routine' eye check-up

2014-05-23 13:53

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has returned home from a medical check-up in Singapore after a week in the south-eastern Asia state.

I’ve no preferred successor – Mugabe

2014-04-23 14:34

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe says he has assessed aspirants angling to succeed him and has no preferred candidate.

Mugabe turns 90 in Singapore clinic

2014-02-21 14:19

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has turned 90, far from home on a medical trip that has intensified concerns about his health.

Health concerns weigh as Mugabe turns 90

2014-02-21 07:43

Robert Mugabe, Africa’s oldest leader and Zimbabwe’s ruler since independence, has turned 90 but high-profile celebrations risk being overshadowed by rumours of ill health and a raging succession battle.

Mugabe is unpunishable - analyst

2014-01-14 11:56

A Zimbabwean political analyst has told News24 that President Robert Mugabe is unlikely to ever retire or face punishment, but the country can thrive without him, as South Africa can without Nelson Mandela.

Zanu-PF congress opens amid rifts, tensions

2013-12-12 11:16

Zimbabwe’s ruling party is set to open its annual conference with the twin spectres of the moribund economy and infighting over President Robert Mugabe’s succession casting long shadows.

Succession 'tears Mugabe's Zanu-PF apart'

2013-11-18 12:06

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is reportedly struggling to contain “serious struggles” currently rocking his Zanu-PF party amid chaotic provincial elections.

Africa must stand up against ICC, says Zim

2013-10-11 08:59

Zimbabwe's justice minister says his nation will back any calls for African countries that want to break ties with the ICC at the continentwide African Union summit this weekend in Ethiopia.

Will Mugabe serve his full term?

2013-08-22 10:09

The issue of succession and health doubts are hanging uncomfortably over President Robert Mugabe, 89, as the veteran leader gets installed for another term as Zimbabwe's head of state.

Joice Mujuru tipped to succeed Mugabe

2013-05-20 14:03

Zimbabwe's Zanu-PF party is mulling over a special congress at which top vacant positions will be filled and the succession of President Robert Mugabe would be decided, according to a report.

Mugabe succession debate intensifies

2012-04-12 14:01

Concerns about who will succeed Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe are intensifying as the veteran leader returned home from Singapore after a trip that fuelled rumours he was seriously ill.

Mugabe 'fighting for his life' in Singapore hospital

2012-04-09 21:15

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe is said to be "fighting for his life" in a Singapore hospital, where he is being treated for an unspecified illness.

Mugabe to push for Zimbabwe elections

2011-12-05 15:34

President Robert Mugabe is set to open his party's congress to push for Zimbabwe to hold elections next year and to rally his divided ranks behind his campaign to defeat Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai.

Solomon Mujuru death accidental

2011-08-16 12:19

Details pertaining to the death of Zimbabwe’s retired general Solomon Mujuru who died in a fire at his farmhouse are yet to be established although there is no suggestion of any foul play, a sources says.


Mugabe's wife Grace completes PhD in 3 months

2014-09-19 10:27

Soon after being shoe-horned into the top ranks of Zimbabwe's ruling party, the wife of ageing leader Robert Mugabe has gained a PhD in orphanages, seen as the latest sign that she may be destined for the high office.

Zimbabwe's Zanu-PF to elect VPs by secret ballot

2014-09-08 09:28

Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party is set to choose the country’s two vice presidents through a secret ballot in December, media reports say.

Mugabe's wife to lead Zanu-PF women's wing

2014-08-16 07:34

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s wife has been chosen to lead the ruling party’s powerful women’s wing, catapulting her into active politics and adding new intrigue to the battle to succeed the 90-year-old strongman.

Mugabe 'has forgiven whites for colonial injustice'

2014-07-14 11:38

Zimbabwe's minister of Justice, legal and parliamentary affairs has reportedly denied that President Robert Mugabe acted outside the constitution when he said whites must cede all land to blacks.

We want Mugabe’s wise leadership – Zim group

2014-06-17 16:38

A Zimbabwean group of war collaborators has reportedly asked First Lady Grace Mugabe to encourage President Robert Mugabe to continue serving as leader of the country.

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.

Grace Mugabe: New Zanu-PF kingmaker?

2014-04-07 12:41

Zimbabwe’s first lady is reportedly emerging as a powerful political force within Zanu-PF as she fights "to ensure that the interests of the first family are secured" when President Robert Mugabe eventually leaves office.

Mugabe: I won’t leave my party in tatters

2014-02-21 10:44

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly vowed not to leave his Zanu-PF party in tatters, as he “effectively banned open discussion around his succession”.

Mugabe 'frees prisoners as cash crunch bites'

2014-02-17 10:27

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly ordered the release of at least 2 000 prisoners at a time when government finances "are desperately stretched".

Mugabe says no to raw mineral exports

2013-12-14 08:42

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reiterated his call to ban raw mineral exports as part of tougher measures for the mining sector.

No Zim prisoner has starved to death – minister

2013-12-05 12:28

Zimbabwean Justice Minister Emerson Mnangagwa has reportedly denied reports that prisoners in the country’s jails are starving to death due to government’s failure to feed them.

Death penalty must be scrapped - Zim minister

2013-10-11 12:43

Zimbabwe's justice minister Emerson Mnangagwa says he will seek to influence the scrapping of the death penalty in the country, saying life cannot be taken away "deliberately", according to a report.

'Mugabe not in a hurry to leave office'

2013-08-26 10:11

Strong indications are that the recently inaugurated Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is not in a hurry to leave office despite his advanced age and ill-health, a report says.

Zanu-PF 'can't survive beyond Mugabe'

2013-05-30 12:08

Former Zanu-PF member and cabinet minister Enos Nkala, says the party, which he helped establish cannot survive beyond the aged and veteran leader Robert Mugabe, according to a report.

Zim 'could be sitting on a time bomb'

2012-08-13 14:02

Analysts say Zimbabwe could be sitting on a time bomb after rowdy security forces, fed up with their poor pay, besieged census training centres as they demanded to participate.

Mugabe illness reports 'a lot of hogwash'

2012-04-10 11:30

Zimbabwe’s information minister says reports that President Robert Mugabe is battling for life in a Singapore hospital are a "lot of hogwash", adding, "this is not the first time we have heard these rumours".

Mugabe to quit after elections - report

2012-01-30 09:36

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is reliably understood to be planning to retire after his country's next election to pave way for a younger leader who will protect his interests.

Robert Mugabe urges peace

2011-08-20 22:32

President Robert Mugabe has appealed for tolerance and peace between Zimbabwe's leading political parties after the death of a retired army general sparked speculation he was murdered.

Zim army shooting protesters in Libya?

2011-02-24 14:00

Zimbabwe's defence minister has been quizzed over allegations that the country's soldiers are part of the mercenaries hired to suppress the revolt against Muammar Gaddafi in Libya, a report says.

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