Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, man buries his dad in BMW

2018-06-12 08:30

Grace Mugabe 'will never be my deputy', says MDC leader Chamisa

Zimbabwean Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa has reportedly rubbished claims that the opposition coalition intends to rope in former first lady Grace Mugabe so that she can become its deputy president.

According to the privately-owned Standard newspaper, Chamisa said that it was "unthinkable for Grace to be his deputy".  

Last week a faction of the recently-formed opposition, the National Patriotic Front (NPF), claimed that Grace wanted to be vice president of the MDC Alliance.  

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Ex-airline official accuses Mugabe's son-in-law of kidnap: Report

A sacked official from a controversial new Zimbabwe airline has accused former president Robert Mugabe's son-in-law of kidnapping her, according to a statement she made to police.

Lawyer Bertha Zakeyo says she was held hostage by Zimbabwe Airways officials and security guards when she refused to vacate her office last week after she was dismissed by her boss Simba Chikore, who is married to Mugabe's daughter Bona.

Questioned by police

Zakeyo filed a complaint to police on Thursday. Chikore was picked up and questioned by police on the same day, reports the private Daily News

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'Stay out of politics,' Zimbabwe army told ahead of crucial elections

The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) has questioned the Zimbabwe National Army's ability to explicitly stay clear of the southern African country's forthcoming election - regardless of its outcome.

In an interview with News24, Senior researcher at ISS, Derek Matyszak said that there was need for the Zimbabwean military to stay clear of politics if the country was to hold a credible election. 

"It is important that the military publicly announces its pledge to stay clear of politics regardless of the election results. They have often been meddling in politics in the past and have just recently done that when they stepped in last year," said Matyszak.

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PIC: Shock as man buries his dad in 'a luxurious' brand new BMW

A Nigerian man has reportedly left residents of Ihiala local government area in shock after he buried his father in a brand new BMW.

The picture of the burial has since gone viral on social media. It shows people gathered around to witness the incident.

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According to Naij, the man only identified as Azubuike, lost his father recently and decided to honour him through burying him in "a luxurious car that would be used as a coffin".

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Deadly attacks by shadowy band of young Muslims leave Mozambique shaken

Mozambique's government has been shaken by beheadings and other deadly attacks by suspected Islamic extremists in a northeastern region touted internationally for its offshore reserves of natural gas.

Since last month, men with machetes have spread terror in several villages in Cabo Delgado province on the border with Tanzania, beheading 10 people in one attack, hacking others to death and burning vehicles and homes. At least 24 people have died and security forces have killed 11 suspected militants, the Portuguese news agency Lusa reported.

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