Mugabe Memorial: Family say they weren't expecting stadium to be 'this empty', citizens say work kept them away

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.


WATCH | Mugabe to be buried in 30 days

2019-09-13 18:54

Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe will be buried at Heroes’ Acre in 30 days, this is according to his nephew Leo Mugabe.


Mugabe to be buried in 'heroes' monument

2019-09-13 10:19

The family of former Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe have agreed to bury him in the National Heroes Acre monument in Harare, a family spokesperson says.

WATCH | Mugabe has returned home

2019-09-11 15:48

A plane carrying the body of Zimbabwe's ex-president, Robert Mugabe, has landed in Harare, an AFP reporter says.

In Zimbabwe, hospitals battle with Mugabe's legacy

2019-09-10 15:46

For Zimbabwe's doctors, few institutions reflect their country's decay under Robert Mugabe than their public hospitals, once vaunted but now under-equipped and crumbling.

Mugabe's body may return to Zimbabwe as burial tensions emerge

2019-09-09 11:59

Robert Mugabe's nephew says that a delegation is expected to leave Zimbabwe to collect the hero-turned-despot's body from Singapore where he died two days ago.

'Zimbabwe has lost a father of the nation' - SA leaders mourn Mugabe

2019-09-07 10:18

South African leaders have expressed their condolences at the death of former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe. He died at a hospital in Singapore on Friday.

Mugabe and the West: A love-hate affair

2019-09-06 16:26

He came to power as a Mao-jacketed revolutionary, charmed the West with his policy of racial reconciliation, adopted stylish Saville Row suits and was knighted by Britain's Queen Elizabeth.

OPINION: Mugabe was no revolutionary. He was obsessed with power and control

2019-09-06 12:06

Robert Mugabe will not be remembered as the freedom fighter who helped liberate Zimbabwe, but as a man who whose 40 years in power was anything but admirable, writes Melusi Nkomo.

Zimbabwe leader blasts conservation watchdog over ivory trade

2019-08-27 22:29

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa has lambasted the regulator of global wildlife trade CITES over the continued ban in international ivory trade.

Zim fuel prices soar (again), minister says more hikes on the cards

2019-08-26 19:14

Cash-strapped Zimbabwe received news of another fuel price hike on Monday, but Finance and Economic Development Minister Mthuli Ncube says he would like to see the fuel price increase further.

Zimbabwe's farmers look back at 'hell' under Mugabe

2019-09-13 15:05

At its zenith, the Mount Carmel farm in northern Zimbabwe boasted 500 livestock and shipped its mangoes and lemons to Europe, a continent away.

WATCH | Stampede at Mugabe viewing causes several injuries - reports

2019-09-12 18:26

Several people have been injured during a stampede at the viewing of former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe at the Rufaro Stadium according to reports.

Mugabe to be buried in his village next week - family

2019-09-12 09:50

Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe will be buried early next week in his village and not at a national monument for liberation heroes, his family says.

Mugabe became a 'broken soul' in final years

2019-09-11 15:34

Once feared for the all-encompassing power he wielded in Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe died a "broken soul", bereft at his downfall, his allies and relatives say.

Relatives fly to Singapore to bring Mugabe home

2019-09-09 18:54

Close relatives and government officials have flown out of Zimbabwe to collect the body of ex-president Robert Mugabe from Singapore where he died last week, his nephew says.

Mugabe's nephew: 'We are pained by his loss'

2019-09-07 21:51

Robert Mugabe, the former guerrilla hero turned despot who ruled Zimbabwe for 37 years until the military forced him out, has died aged 95.

Zimbabwe begins national mourning for hero-turned-despot Mugabe

2019-09-07 07:38

Zimbabwe is due to begin a period of national mourning following the death of Robert Mugabe, the former guerrilla hero turned despot who ruled Zimbabwe for 37 years.

WATCH | Zimbabweans react to death of Robert Mugabe

2019-09-06 13:02

People in Harare react after Robert Mugabe, the former guerrilla leader who held onto power in Zimbabwe for 37 years until forced out by the military with the economy mired in crisis, died aged 95.

ANALYSIS: Robert Mugabe as divisive in death as he was in life

2019-09-06 11:37

The responses to the announcement were immediate and widely varied. Some hailed former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe a liberation hero. Others dismissed him as a "monster". This suggests that Mugabe will be as divisive a figure in death as he was in life, writes Roger Southall./

Obituary: Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe a revolutionary

2019-09-06 10:47

At his best, Robert Mugabe could rank beside such revolutionaries as Nelson Mandela and Che Guevara. In the 1970s, he was Africa's teacher-turned Marxist rebel against white rule who declared: "Our votes must go together with our guns."

Zimbabwe doctors strike over poor wages and working conditions

2019-09-05 19:03

At least half of the doctors working for Zimbabwe's two leading hospitals have not reported for duty for the third straight day, as medical practitioners embarked on a strike to press for higher wages.

Amnesty slams Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa over 'ruthless' rights crackdown

2019-08-26 22:02

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa has led a "ruthless" and systematic crackdown on human rights during his first year in office, according to an Amnesty International report on Monday.

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