Mugabe 'sorry' for long holiday

2015-01-22 20:39

Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe has returned home from his annual holiday in the Far East and apologised for extending his stay abroad.

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.

Mujuru hits back at state media, Grace Mugabe

2014-11-17 13:34

Zimbabwean Vice President Joice Mujuru says she is taking legal action against pro-government newspapers that accused her of corruption and plotting to topple President Robert Mugabe.

Zanu-PF suspends spokesperson as infighting escalates

2014-11-14 11:41

Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF spokesperson Rugare Gumbo has been suspended, as supporters of President Robert Mugabe's wife Grace push for the ouster of top officials linked to Vice President Joice Mujuru.

Zanu-PF won't confirm Mujuru resignation reports

2014-11-11 09:21

Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party could not confirm nor deny reports that the country’s Vice President Joice Mujuru has tendered her resignation to President Robert Mugabe.

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.

Zanu-PF: SA remains under the rule of Boers

2014-03-22 09:40

Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party has reportedly taken a swipe at the ANC following Secretary General Gwede Mantashe’s attack on the country’s land reform programme.

Zanu-PF: We want total removal of sanctions

2014-02-18 15:13

President Robert Mugabe’s ruling Zanu-PF party has dismissed the easing of EU sanctions against Zimbabwe as a “non-event”, after the veteran leader and his wife remained blacklisted.

Teachers 'forced to contribute to Mugabe bash'

2014-02-12 13:23

Beleaguered Zimbabwean teachers are reportedly being forced to contribute money towards President Robert Mugabe’s 90th birthday celebrations, which will be held later this month.

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.

Tsvangirai 'rejects' talks with Mugabe

2013-08-15 08:31

Zimbabwe's defeated opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai claims that President Robert Mugabe made an attempt to talk to him after last month's disputed elections.

Zimbabwe 'back to extreme volatility'

2013-08-02 12:54

Investors have expressed concern over the outcome of the just ended Zimbabwe elections, saying “it's back to extreme volatility”, as Zanu-PF remains on the course for a landslide win.

Mugabe 'likely to win up to 75% of vote'

2013-08-02 09:28

President Robert Mugabe is likely to win up to 75% of Zimbabwe's presidential vote over his rival Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, his party says.

Mugabe attacked as Zanu-PF insider takes to FB

2013-06-11 13:30

President Robert Mugabe's Zanu-PF party is being shaken by a Facebook character "Baba Jukwa", who produces revelations of wrong-doing by the leaders of the party, according to a report.

Mugabe's power over Zanu-PF 'waning'

2013-04-25 08:04

For 33 years Robert Mugabe has bestrode Zimbabwean politics, ruling as a virtual government of one. But as his final election nears there are signs the strongman's power is waning.

Zanu-PF slams EU over sanctions

2013-02-18 22:01

President Robert Mugabe's Zanu-PF party has dismissed as "outrageous and preposterous" the decision by EU foreign ministers to only lift some sanctions against Zimbabwe.

Mugabe gears up for crunch Zim vote

2012-12-06 12:07

Facing would-be successors and widespread unpopularity, President Robert Mugabe is set to gather his Zanu-PF party for a congress, hopping to plot a path to victory at upcoming general elections.

It'll be messy if Tsvangirai wins - Zanu-PF

2012-10-18 14:05

President Robert Mugabe's Zanu-PF party has warned there could be bloodshed if Morgan Tsvangirai wins the country’s elections scheduled for next year, according to a report.

No more negotiations, says Tsvangirai

2012-09-10 14:02

Zimbabwe's PM has launched a "Vote Yes" campaign for the country’s draft constitution in a referendum, declaring he won’t be drawn into further negotiations as demanded by Zanu-PF.

Charter: Zim parties to have final say

2012-07-30 11:57

Principals in Zimbabwe’s inclusive government are set to have the final say on the country’s draft constitution, a report says.

Mugabe's Zanu-PF wants polls this year

2012-03-06 14:58

The party of the Zimbabwe president says elections can be held this year even if mediator-requested political reforms aren't made.

Zimbabwe crisis resolution 'unlikely'

2011-08-15 11:46

A summit of Southern Africa leaders this week is unlikely to have an impact on the political crisis in Zimbabwe given the lack of regional consensus on the issue, analysts say.

Zanu-PF insists on Zim polls this year

2011-07-14 14:26

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s party has renewed its calls for new elections this year, rejecting timelines that his own negotiators hammered out last week, a report says.


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.

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.

Mugabe succession battle intensifies ahead of key congress

2014-11-14 14:21

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's succession battle is intensifying ahead of a key congress next month, with two senior Zanu-PF officials being suspended and another expelled.

Zimbabwe's VP Mujuru going nowhere, says ally

2014-11-12 12:36

Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF has reportedly denied reports that Vice President Joice Mujuru tendered her resignation to President Robert Mugabe, saying she (Mujuru) is “going nowhere”.

Commission to probe factions diving Mugabe’s Zanu-PF

2014-10-31 14:20

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe will set up a commission to probe allegations of factionalism threatening to divide his Zanu-PF party ahead of an elective congress in December, the party spokesperson says.

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.

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.

Whites in Zim unite against sanctions

2014-02-18 11:50

A Zimbabwean all-white lobby group has reportedly called on the European Union (EU) to unconditionally remove all sanctions against Zimbabwe and its leaders.

Mugabe urged to act over economic crisis

2014-02-06 10:04

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.

Mugabe eyes 'grand' inauguration

2013-08-22 07:33

Zimbabwe's veteran leader Robert Mugabe is set to be sworn in for a new five-year term in a massive stadium inauguration that will be boycotted by his election rival.

The future is in your hands, Zim told

2013-08-03 08:00

Zimbabwe's neighbours have urged calm in the wake of a fiercely disputed election that looks set to extend President Robert Mugabe’s 33-year rule.

Zim polls credible, says AU's Obasanjo

2013-08-02 11:02

Zimbabwe's election was credible and fair, the chief of the AU observer mission says, but the bloc's report notes some problems with the voters’ roll and of people being turned away from polling booths.

'Zanu-PF will sweep Zimbabwe polls'

2013-08-01 11:41

President Robert Mugabe's Zanu-PF party will sweep the Zimbabwe elections, a party spokesperson says, adding there will be "massive victory for the parliamentary, presidential and local council elections".

Zim polls: Tsvangirai hints boycott

2013-06-07 10:15

Zimbabwean PM Morgan Tsvangirai has warned his party will boycott the next elections if media and security reforms are not implemented before the key vote, a report says.

Zimbabwe: 81 struck off EU sanctions

2013-03-26 07:57

The EU has suspended an assert freeze and visa ban against most Zimbabwean firms and people after a "credible" March referendum, but President Robert Mugabe remains blacklisted.

Zim polls definitely this year – Tsvangirai

2013-01-24 14:58

Zimbabwean PM has added his voice to the possibility of an election being held this year after Zimbabwe's political parties agreed on a final draft constitution set to be put to a referendum.

Rogue Zim troops 'terrorise villagers'

2012-10-29 14:00

Zimbabwean troops are reportedly terrorising and intimidating villagers in Gokwe, addressing Zanu-PF rallies and threatening "war" if the party loses in the forthcoming elections.

Mugabe, wife fingered in corruption

2012-09-19 13:23

Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace have been named among 56 Zimbabweans implicated in corrupt activities which have fleeced the country of billions of dollars, according to a report.

Draft constitution: Zanu-PF wants changes

2012-08-07 14:47

The Zimbabwe president's party says it won’t accept a new draft constitution without amendments to reforms seen as undermining its traditional powers.

Tsvangirai hails EU sanctions decision

2012-07-24 09:06

Zimbabwean PM Morgan Tsvangirai has welcomed the European Union's decision to suspend most sanctions against Zimbabwe, saying this is evidence the EU is willing to respond to progress in reforms.

WikiLeaks revelations disturbing - Zanu-PF

2011-09-08 14:06

Revelations made by WikiLeaks about talks between members of Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF and US officials are “disturbing”, a spokesperson for the party says.

Mugabe to table sanctions issue at SADC

2011-07-19 07:38

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is set to table the issue of the West’s economic sanctions at the SADC summit to be held in Angola next month, a report says.

Mugabe is not ill - Zanu-PF

2011-01-19 12:19

Zimbabwe’s Zanu-PF party has dismissed claims that President Robert Mugabe is recovering from a "serious" operation in Malaysia as unfounded and based on speculation.

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