Top Africa stories: Ex-Zim VP fights for pension, croc worshipped as god

2018-08-17 06:54

Zimbabwe's former deputy president Phelekezela Mphoko is still fighting for his pension payout, and a 78-year-old crocodile is reportedly being worshiped as a god by some people living in south-western Nigeria

Supermarket chain owned by Grace Mugabe ally fails to pay import tax

2018-07-05 14:29

Zimbabwean authorities have distributed foodstuffs to Bulawayo hospital after delivery trucks transporting goods that were meant for a chain of supermarkets owned by former deputy president Phelekezela Mphoko were impounded over the company's failure to pay import tax.

Zim govt failed to give ex-VP Mujuru state benefits - report

2018-01-17 21:37

Zimbabwe’s ex-deputy President Joice Mujuru has reportedly claimed that she was also not given her retirement benefits after she was sacked in 2014.

Mugabe's ex-deputy 'doesn't deserve exit package... he deserted his post', war vets claim

2018-01-16 12:04

Zimbabwean authorities have reportedly remained mum over the pension of former vice president Phelekezela Mphoko amid accusations by the country's war veterans that he deserted his government position.

Zimbabwe's former VP returns home after Mugabe ouster

2017-12-02 15:06

Zimbabwe's former vice president, who was on a trip abroad during last month's military takeover that led to Robert Mugabe's resignation, has returned home, local media has reported .

Grace Mugabe is nowhere near 'excellency' status, Zim lawyer says

2017-09-06 11:43

A well-known Zimbabwean human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa, has reportedly castigated the State for "wrongly" addressing First Lady Grace Mugabe as "Her Excellency", saying that she is nowhere near the "excellency" status.

Top Africa Stories: Kenya, Mugabe, Mbeki

2017-08-09 09:30

Zimbabwen Deputy President Phelekezela Mphoko has called on President Robert Mugabe to sort out his mess before anointing a successor, and Kenyans have voted in a fiercely contested election.

Zimbabwe to rebury victims of 1980s massacre

2017-07-06 06:05

Zimbabwe's vice president says the government will bury victims of a 1980s military crackdown i n the west of the country and help descendants to obtain identity documents, reports say.

I'm already president, Grace Mugabe claims – report

2016-11-22 08:37

Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe has reportedly told the ruling Zanu-PF party women's league that she is already the president, as she "plans and does everything with President Robert Mugabe".

In Zimbabwe, comedy thrives as country slowly falls apart

2016-09-20 19:11

Zimbabwe's economy is falling apart, and police are cracking down on growing anti-government protests. But the country's comedy scene is booming. No subject seems taboo.


Mugabe's ex-deputy Mphoko fights for pension payment – report

2018-08-16 06:12

Zimbabwe's former deputy president Phelekezela Mphoko is still not receiving his pension, four months after government promised to settle it, a report says.

'We'll give Mnangagwa a lucrative pension and he will be the happiest man,' says opposition leader

2018-06-28 06:00

Zimbabwean opposition leader Nelson Chamisa has promised President Emmerson Mnangagwa a "lucrative pension package" should he win the forthcoming polls, a privately owned-newspaper has said.

Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, Mugabe ex-deputy, Nigeria

2018-01-17 08:30

Former Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe supported her ageing husband's "decision to resign", says ex-aide, and Zimbabwean authorities have reportedly remained mum over the pension of former vice president Phelekezela Mphoko.

Mugabe VP Mphoko 'demands exit package' – report

2017-12-30 10:29

Zimbabwe's former deputy president Phelekezela Mphoko has reportedly demanded an exit package after being fired from both government and the ruling Zanu-PF in November.

Mugabe's end game: How the president could leave power

2017-11-20 11:34

Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe defied expectations by not resigning on Sunday, but support for the 93-year-old veteran leader is still crumbling.

'A coup is likely in Zim if Mugabe fails to carefully choose his successor,' says VP ally

2017-08-10 08:31

Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa's ally says a coup is likely in Zimbabwe if President Robert Mugabe fails to "carefully choose his successor" amid rising succession tensions within the ruling Zanu-PF.

Top Africa stories: Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi

2017-07-07 12:20

Morgan Tsvangirai of the MDC has called for national protests in Zimbabwe, and Twitter has reacted to Zambian leader Edgar Lungu's declaration of a state of emergency.

Zanu-PF women's league 'pushing' for VP Mphoko's ouster – report

2016-11-23 10:36

Zimbabwe's Zanu-PF women's league is reportedly pushing for Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko's ouster in order to make way for a woman deputy president.

Grace Mugabe's rise to Zim VP 'put on hold' – report

2016-11-20 20:58

First Lady Grace Mugabe's ambition of becoming Zimbabwe's deputy president has been "put on hold" after Mashonaland West Zanu-PF women's league said the issue of quota system in the presidium should be avoided, a report says.

'This is the end game': Anger spreads in Harare

2016-07-04 19:37

While social media updates flowed fast and furious on developing unrest in the Zimbabwe capital Harare, the ruling party’s own paper The Patriot peacefully tweeted a link to its story on - wait for it - tips for growing winter peas.

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