Racial edicts in the form of the current empowerment regime have been presented as a non-negotiable by President Ramaphosa, writes Terence Corrigan.
Here is a summary of key developments since Robert Mugabe was ousted as president of Zimbabwe a year ago after 37 years in charge of the southern African country.
Zimbabwean opposition leader Nelson Chamisa has reportedly described 2018 as a tough year for his MDC party following the death of former prime minister Morgan Tsvangirai's brother, Casper.
Here is an overview of the history of Zimbabwe as it goes to the polls to elect a successor to ousted president Robert Mugabe.
Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has urged Zimbabweans to vote for President Emmerson Mnangagwa in the forthcoming elections, saying he is the only one capable of turning around the country's moribund economy.
Zimbabwean cleric Evan Mawarire has joined the race in the upcoming election as an independent candidate contesting for a council seat.
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.
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly congratulated his rival Nelson Chamisa, following his appointment as the presidential candidate for the MDC Alliance in the forthcoming elections.
Zimbabwe's main opposition has named a former youth activist, Nelson Chamisa, as its candidate for upcoming presidential polls, the party's first major test since the death of its charismatic leader and the ouster of Robert Mugabe.
Zimbabwe's opposition, the MDC spokesperson, Obert Gutu, has reportedly said that he has not quit politics, adding that he would be contesting for a parliamentary seat in the Harare east constituency.
Zimbabwe's main opposition, the Movement for Democratic Change party's spokesperson Obert Gutu, has reportedly quit amid growing succession battles.
Air Namibia plane has been impounded as Zimbabwean man sues for $1m, and former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe’s son-in-law is wanted by police on allegations he detained a senior airline company official against her will.
The rate of new cholera infections has decreased in Zimbabwe after a flurry of public warnings to wash hands and radio jingles warning the public of its symptoms.
Zimbabwean war veterans have assured opposition parties that they would respect the outcomes of the coming polls, a report says.
Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa has urged war veterans to play a central role in campaigning for the ruling Zanu-PF party ahead of elections due in July or August.
Zimbabwe's main opposition party has fired its deputy president and two other senior officials on misconduct charges, stoking fears of a split in the party ahead of key elections in July, a month after the death of founding leader Morgan Tsvangirai
The deputy mayor of Zimbabwe's second city Bulawayo was among 12 people who faced disorder charges in court over weekend clashes between rival factions of the country's main opposition party.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly briefed his Democratic Republic of Congo counterpart Joseph Kabila on the political transition in Zimbabwe, and a court in Lagos has seized penthouses from Nigeria's former oil minister.
Zimbabwean chiefs have reportedly thrown their weight behind the ruling Zanu-PF party, saying that they would not allow a "toddler" to rule the southern African country.
Some Zanu-PF youths were reportedly "shocked" to hear that ex-president Robert Mugabe was no longer the ruling party’s leader.
Tensions are reportedly "intensifying" between President Emmerson Mnangagwa and the "military clique surrounding him", and ex-president Robert Mugabe is reportedly not going to have his regular extravagant birthday celebrations this year.
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