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Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF has reportedly readmitted back into the party, former secretary for administration Didymus Mutasa and ex-war veterans leader Jabulani Sibanda, almost four years after they were expelled by former president Robert Mugabe.
Zimbabwean former deputy president Joice Mujuru's troubles are reportedly worsening after senior members of her National People's Party resigned and joined the country's main opposition, the MDC party.
Zimbabwe's chief justice Luke Malaba has been "heckled and booed" by opposition party lawmakers, and world leaders have bed final farewell to UN's Kofi Annan at Ghana state funeral.
Zimbabwean police say they have received fewer reports of election-related violence ahead of the July 30 poll than in previous campaigns.
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly promised to stick to his pledge for a peaceful election, but has also said that his party would not take lightly to provocation by opposition parties.
Zimbabwean opposition leader Nelson Chamisa, was reportedly forced to register the Movement for Democratic Change Alliance as a fully-fledged political party pending a court outcome over the use of names and logos by a splinter group.
A Zimbabwe woman got married in hospital this weekend - days after her arm was bitten off in a crocodile attack and EFF leader Julius Malema is among five south Africans who have been sworn into the Pan African Parliament.
The Zimbabwean government has reportedly warned its citizens not to use cannabis for recreational purposes after it legalised its production specifically for medicinal and industrial purposes.
Zimbabwean Vice President Kembo Mohadi is reportedly undergoing medical treatment for an undisclosed ailment in South Africa.
Zimbabwe’s main opposition, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) was reportedly facing a major split after its embattled deputy president Thokozani Khuphe has signalled joining forces with the former deputy president Joice Mujuru led coalition.
Zimbabwe’s MDC party has slammed a new 2% tax on electronic transactions, which it says is meant to "pick-pocket the poor", and Melania Trump has visited a former slave trading fort in Ghana.
A Zimbabwean political party which was said to be backed by ousted president Robert Mugabe has reportedly been disbanded, with its leaders saying they are now rejoining the ruling Zanu-PF party.
Zimbabwean former deputy president Joice Mujuru's NPP is reportedly on the verge of collapse as a number of senior party leaders have resigned after the party failed to impress in the just ended polls.
Mujuru says the coalition and the MDC have failed to agree on at least four cardinal issues that include the modalities of choosing the proposed coalition's leader, logos and symbols.
Zimbabwe's divided opposition could bolster the long ruling party's chances of victory after failing to forge a solid coalition for the country's first elections without Robert Mugabe.
Several Zimbabwean opposition parties are reportedly lining up to join the Nelson Chamisa led coalition that would take on President Emmerson Mnangagwa's Zanu-PF in the forthcoming elections.
Zimbabwean National People's Party leader Joice Mujuru has reportedly pledged to serve only one term if she is elected president in the upcoming elections.
Former President Robert Mugabe, 94, reportedly rejected an invitation to attend Independence Day celebrations, and Scores of Zimbabwe nurses have protested in Harare's central city park.
If she wins the upcoming elections, former Zimbabwean vice-president Joice Mujuru, has vowed to do everything she can to track down Itai Dzamara, the outspoken critic of former president Robert Mugabe.
Zimbabwe's army has reportedly been placed on high alert following reports that ex-president Robert Mugabe's allies could be "regrouping and planning to foment disharmony within the military"
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