Our social development programs are too focused on welfarism and too little on healing the social pain that is overwhelming so many, writes Mamphela Ramphele.
After weeks of delays, Zimbabwe's former ruler Robert Mugabe was finally buried over the weekend, closing a battle between the state and his family over the fate of his remains.
Zimbabwe's ex-president Robert Mugabe will be buried on Saturday afternoon, his nephew says, after the remains were moved from his Harare house to his rural village ahead of the burial.
Zimbabwe has announced that ex-president Robert Mugabe will be buried at his home village in Zvimba as requested by his family.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has hailed former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a hero and pan-Africanist who fought colonialism.
It matters not that at some frozen moments in the past, a person did good or bad. What matters is the evolution of their work over time to the present, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
Former president Thabo Mbeki has lauded the work done by former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, calling him a combatant and true African patriot.
The remains of former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe, who died on September 6, has arrived in his home village for a subdued farewell at a dusty sports field after a weekend state funeral with African leaders in the capital.
President Cyril Ramaphosa is sending special envoys to deliver messages of solidarity to several heads of state and governments across Africa amid tensions and violence in the country.
South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa has been booed at former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe’s memorial in Harare.
Zimbabweans and state leaders pay tribute to former president Robert Mugabe.
The family of former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe gathered in his rural homestead on Saturday, three weeks after his death, to attend a much-awaited burial ceremony in the village of Kutama.
The remains of Zimbabwe's ex-president Robert Mugabe who died early this month, have been moved from his Harare house to his rural village ahead of burial expected this weekend, his family says.
Zimbabwe's founding president Robert Mugabe had "advanced cancer" when he died in hospital in Singapore on September 6, the state-owned newspaper reports.
As public wakes for late Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe have drawn to a close, traditional chiefs are demanding the body be buried according to spiritual traditions.
Zimbabwe's new currency has lost 81% of its value this year against the dollar.
While the Zimbabwean government and former President Robert Mugabe's family had indicated plans to take his remains to Zvimba, his home village following his funeral, this was later ditched.
While Zimbabweans failed to fill the 60 000-capacity national sports stadium at the funeral of their long-time former president Robert Mugabe, African leaders made their presence felt.
Different heads of state are expected to pay tribute to Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe.
Former Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe will be given a state funeral with a dozen African leaders expected to pay tribute to a man lauded as a colonial-era liberation hero.
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