Zimbabwe

'Herd boy hero': Cattle herder saves passengers from horror crash

An unnamed cattle herder is the unlikely hero of Zimbabwe's latest horror traffic accident, after he doused burning passengers with water and rescued 14 from the flames of the wreckage.

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'It's better to give a little bit now than lose everything,' Zim farmer warns SA white farmers

2017-07-25 10:30

Zimbabwe's CFU has reportedly urged white South African farmers to agree to a deal to share land with the black majority to avoid suffering the same fate as their Zimbabwean counterparts who were violently evicted from their properties.

'I saw the hand of God': Grace Mugabe on her freak accident

2017-07-25 08:05

Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe says she "saw the hand of God" last week after her leg was run over by her husband's armour-plated limousine.

Handler killed by tame bull elephant in Vic Falls

2017-07-25 06:11

An experienced elephant guide has been charged and killed in Victoria Falls by a tame bull elephant used for safari rides, a company official says.

Mugabe lavishes sister-in-law with $60 000 birthday gift

2017-07-24 11:12

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe lavished his sister-in-law with $60 000 on her birthday, state-owned media says, at a time when the country is running critically short of cash.

 

Cancer treatment not a death sentence, I'm ready for 2018: Tsvangirai

2017-07-24 10:10

Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai says his cancer treatment is going well, and he’s fit enough to take on President Robert Mugabe in elections next year.

'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.

Zim can now restore its 'status as the bread-basket of Africa', says Mugabe

2017-07-22 11:00

President Robert Mugabe has said that Zimbabwe would soon regain its status of being the "bread-basket of Africa" after the country recorded a bumper maize harvest this year.

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.

Trophy hunter shoots dead Cecil the lion's cub in Zim

2017-07-21 11:30

A trophy hunter in Zimbabwe has shot dead a cub of Cecil the lion whose death in 2015 caused worldwide outrage, researchers tracking the pride have confirmed.

Come and help revive the economy, Mugabe appeals to Zimbabweans abroad

2017-07-24 06:08

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has pleaded with his country's skilled workers living in the diaspora to return home so that they can help in reviving the southern African country's floundering economy.

Zim parks authority disputes Xanda the lion's link to Cecil

2017-07-23 13:30

Zimbabwe’s state parks authority says there’s no DNA evidence to link Xanda the lion to Cecil, after Xanda was killed by a hunter near Hwange National Park.

Zim deploys 150 rangers, police after latest cyanide killings in national park

2017-07-22 16:00

Zimbabwe has deployed 150 parks rangers, police officers and environmental clean-up personnel in the wake of the latest suspected poisoning incident in Hwange National Park, a parks spokesperson says.

Death of Cecil's cub Xanda 'a devastating loss': conservationist

2017-07-21 12:50

The death of another iconic lion at the hands of a trophy hunter in Zimbabwe is a “devastating loss” that adds to pressures already threatening the species, a leading conservationist has said.

Mugabe resumes nationwide rallies after Singapore medical trip

2017-07-21 10:16

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is set to resume his nationwide rallies in Lupane, Matabeleland north amid speculation the gatherings are a prelude before he calls a snap election during the first quarter of 2018.

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