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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".

Mugabe road names removed

2014-12-17 14:38

Authorities in the Zimbabwean capital Harare have ordered the ruling party to take down new road signs honouring President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace, the mayor said on Wednesday.

New Zim VP in car crash - report

2014-12-14 15:54

One of Zimbabwe's two new vice presidents, Phelekezela Mphoko, has been involved in a car crash, three days after his colleague allegedly survived an assassination attempt.

Mugabe to swear in new cabinet

2014-12-12 10:53

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is set to swear in members of a new cabinet, replacing ministers sacked earlier in the week for their allegiance to former vice president Joice Mujuru.

More ministers may be axed after Mugabe fires VP Mujuru

2014-12-10 09:43

More Zimbabwe cabinet ministers are likely to lose their posts in the near future after President Robert Mugabe fired his long-time vice president Joice Mujuru along with eight cabinet allies, a report says.

Mugabe reshuffles cabinet

2014-12-09 15:58

President Robert Mugabe has begun a widely anticipated reshuffle of his cabinet, sacking a minister and his deputy, a report says.

Mugabe or not, nationalism still grips Zim

2014-12-09 14:47

Four words emblazoned across a cap front, next to a black-and-white portrait of Robert Mugabe, speak volumes - Indigenise, Empower, Develop, Employ.

It's a smear campaign' – Zim's VP Mujuru

2014-12-09 11:45

Zimbabwe Vice President Joice Mujuru says she is a victim of a smear campaign, claiming there is “not one iota of evidence” to back up claims she plotted to assassinate President Robert Mugabe.

Zanu-PF congress ends, deputies not announced

2014-12-07 13:17

Zimbabwe's longtime President Robert Mugabe says said he did not want to "rush to choose people" as he closed his party congress without announcing who his two vice presidents will be.

Robert Mugabe endorsed as Zanu-PF leader

2014-12-06 18:35

Ninety-year-old Robert Mugabe has been endorsed as president of his ruling Zanu-PF party by a party congress in the Zimbabwean capital Harare.

Mnangagwa the Crocodile Zim heir apparent

2014-12-05 06:02

Zimbabwean Justice Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is expected to be anointed by Robert Mugabe as his vice president and heir apparent, has been waiting for his moment to shine for over 30 years.

Some have failed Zanu-PF, says Mugabe

2014-12-04 18:31

Some officials have “failed” Zimbabwe’s Zanu-PF, President Robert Mugabe says, making an impassioned attack on Vice President Joice Mujuru and her allies.

Probe abduction, beating of Zim activists - Amnesty

2014-12-04 14:04

Rights watchdog Amnesty International says Zimbabwe should launch an impartial investigation into the abduction and beating this week of three pro-democracy activists in Harare.

End of line for Zim VP?

2014-12-04 06:15

She was once Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's favourite, but 10 years after she was appointed vice president, Joice Mujuru’s fortunes are being humiliatingly reversed.

Mnangagwa 'the crocodile' set to be Zim’s next VP

2014-12-03 12:47

Tough-talking securocrat Emmerson Manangagwa – dubbed "Ngwena" or "the crocodile" is likely to emerge from this week’s Zanu-PF congress as President Robert Mugabe’s vice president and heir apparent.

Zim ex-war veterans leader in court for 'insulting' Mugabe

2014-12-03 09:04

A former leader of Zimbabwe’s war veterans has appeared in court facing charges of insulting President Robert Mugabe by claiming the veteran leader planned to remove his deputy and replace her with his wife.

Mugabe Way the route to Zim power

2014-12-02 16:08

Ninety-year-old Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe is - quite literally - paving the way for his wife's ascent to power.

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.

Julius Malema not welcome at Zanu-PF conference

2014-12-01 08:41
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Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema will not be welcome at Zanu-PF's conference to be held in Harare, Zimbabwe this week, according to a report.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

Mujuru not allowed to find new job - report

2014-12-17 17:49

Zimbabwe's just-sacked vice president Joice Mujuru will not be allowed to find any other job, state media has reported.

'Crocodile' takes over as Mugabe goes on holiday

2014-12-16 14:15

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has left newly-installed Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa in charge as he began his annual holiday.

Zim's new VP Mnangagwa takes oath

2014-12-12 13:28

Zimbabwe Justice Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa has taken the oath of office as the country’s new first vice president, before President Robert Mugabe in a ceremony at State House in Harare.

Sacking of Mujuru morally correct – Zim paper

2014-12-10 14:53

Zimbabwe’s main state-controlled daily has praised President Robert Mugabe for sacking his vice president and eight ministers, saying it is "morally correct".

Mugabe purge begins

2014-12-09 16:28

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe reportedly has fired his long-time deputy Joice Mujuru and several of her allies.

Mujuru hits back at Mugabe 'simple village girl’ comment

2014-12-09 14:47

Zimbabwe’s beleaguered Vice President Joice Mujuru says she accepts she is "a simple village girl" in a direct answer to President Robert Mugabe’s claim she is too simplistic to be president.

My loyalty to Mugabe unquestionable, says Mujuru

2014-12-09 14:03

Zimbabwe’s vice president, accused by President Robert Mugabe of treachery and corruption, and purged from the ruling party, says "my loyalty to His Excellency and my country Zimbabwe is unquestionable".

Subdued Mugabe calls for unity

2014-12-07 16:49

A subdued Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has made a call for unity after months of bitter fighting within his ruling Zanu-PF party.

Mugabe alleges US plot against him

2014-12-06 22:27
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Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has alleged his vice president plotted with the US embassy against him.

Zim: 'Amazing' Grace Mugabe set for triumph

2014-12-05 09:08

From lowly typist to president's wife, dairy farm owner, orphanage founder and about-to-be head of her husband's powerful women's movement, Grace Mugabe's transformation has been nothing less than amazing.

Mugabe warns suspected plotters

2014-12-05 05:05

President Mugabe of Zimbabwe has warned suspected plotters in an address at his ruling party congress.

Grace Mugabe: From 'First Shopper' to 'Mrs President'

2014-12-04 14:36

The wife of Zimbabwe’s veteran leader Robert Mugabe has been called "Gucci Grace" and "First Shopper", but some suspect she may be looking for a new title – “Mrs President”.

Mujuru's faction checkmated - state media

2014-12-04 14:04

Zimbabwe’s state media loyal to First Lady Grace Mugabe has declared that Vice President Joice Mujuru’s faction of the ruling Zanu-PF has been "checkmated" as a party congress begins in Harare.

Mugabe's Zanu-PF raises $1m for congress

2014-12-03 16:01

Supporters of Zimbabwe’s ruling party have raised more than $1m to host this week’s massive congress, and cows, goats and chickens are still coming in as donations, a report says.

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.

Mugabe deepens purge as Zanu-PF elects new leaders

2014-12-02 21:21

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has decried "jostling" for power within his ruling Zanu-PF party as he deepened a purge of potential successors.

Zanu-PF congress 'a turning point for Zimbabwe'

2014-12-02 13:15

Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party elective congress is set to usher in a new leadership, which will steer the country in the “right economic direction”, an official says.

Zim anger at naming road after Grace Mugabe

2014-12-02 07:10

Reports that a makeshift road in central Harare has been named after President Robert Mugabe's wife Grace has provoked outrage among Zimbabweans on social media.

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.

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.

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.

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.

We aren't in coalition talks with Joice Mujuru – MDC

2014-11-20 16:27

Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai’s party has denied claims it is in talks to form a coalition with beleaguered Vice President Joice Mujuru and her supporters in the ruling party.

Mugabe's wife launches fresh, bitter attack on VP Mujuru

2014-11-18 10:21

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace has launched a fresh and bitter attack on Vice President Joice Mujuru, calling on her to resign immediately and accusing her of "inappropriate" dressing.

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