Defiant Mugabe says current Zim situation 'must be reversed'

Defiant former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has said that the current situation in the southern African country, where some people remain “in hiding’ following his ouster must be “reversed”.


WATCH: Grace Mugabe becomes centre of mockery in hyped theatrical play

2018-03-24 10:00

A "thrilling" theatrical play about Grace Mugabe's role in her husband's shocking departure last year has reportedly made waves in Zimbabwe and President Emmerson Mnangagwa appears to have given it the nod.

Zimbabwe opposition fires deputy leader ahead of key polls

2018-03-23 20:39

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


'Disband compromised Zim electoral body and allow UN to supervise vote,' govt told

2018-03-23 11:46

Zimbabwe's trade union umbrella body has reportedly called on government to "disband" the country's electoral body, ZEC, and "allow the United Nations to supervise" the upcoming general elections.

WATCH: Zim seizure of tobacco farms hamper production

2018-03-23 08:31

Zimbabwe's tobacco selling season has begun. The number of tobacco farmers has steadily increased over the years. However, observers worry that farms have been left derelict and that infrastructure is suffering.

Zim President Mnangagwa pardons 3 000 prisoners to clear packed jails

2018-03-22 16:04

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who succeeded ousted Robert Mugabe in November, has pardoned at least 3 000 prisoners to clear out overpopulated jails, officials say.

'Angry' crocodile blocks entrance to Zim hospital - report

2018-03-22 10:48

A crocodile blocked the entrance to a hospital in the middle of Zimbabwe's coal-mining town of Hwange, sparking panic - and some very bizzare stories, a report says.

Armed Zim police 'looted diamonds worth millions of dollars': Diamond firm

2018-03-21 17:26

A Zimbabwean diamond firm which was fingered by President Emmerson Mnangagwa for externalising millions of dollars has accused police of looting diamonds worth millions at its Marange diamond fields in 2016, says a report.

Mugabe 'now following in the footsteps of sell outs,' says Zanu-PF official – report

2018-03-21 10:06

Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF lawmaker has reportedly warned former president Robert Mugabe, 94, that he risks losing right to be buried at the National Heroes' Acre if he continues "continues dabbling in opposition politics".

Zim main opposition MDC 'faces major split' ahead of elections – report

2018-03-20 18:30

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.

Zim leader names, shames looters... nearly $1bn remains stashed overseas

2018-03-20 08:12

Zimbabwe's new leader has publicly named more than 1 800 companies and individuals accused of illegally stashing hundreds of millions of dollars overseas and not bringing the money home under a now-expired amnesty deal.

Zimbabwe's president threatens to prosecute forex culprits

2018-03-19 16:57

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has named hundreds of mines, Chinese businesses and individuals who had illegally transferred foreign currency abroad during Robert Mugabe's rule and warned they would be prosecuted.

Zim changes empowerment laws, opens up economic participation

2018-03-19 13:56

Zimbabwe has sought to open up participation to the country’s economic sectors by legally making changes to the country’s controversial empowerment laws.

'Go to the courts if you believe Mnangagwa is illegitimate,' Mugabe told

2018-03-19 08:53

Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has reportedly been urged to approach the courts of law "if he believes President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration" is not legitimate.

'China remains our all-weather friend,' says Zim fin minister

2018-03-23 18:09

Zimbabwe’s finance minister Patrick Chinamasa has reportedly said that the southern African government’s ties with their "all-weather friend" china remained intact despite revelations this week that a bulk of Chinese businessmen were found to have externalised funds.

Crocodile attacks, kills woman in Harare suburb

2018-03-23 10:07

A woman has been attacked and killed by a crocodile in Harare's Budiriro suburb, and national parks officials are warning people not to cross rivers as the reptiles have become more active and are showing up in unexpected places, a report says.

Mnangagwa 'shocked' as 112 political parties register with electoral body ZEC

2018-03-23 06:00

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly questioned the authenticity of the number of new political parties that have been formed in the past few months to contest this year's elections.

'Bitter, senile' Mugabe 'failing to accept it's over and gone' – ex-minister

2018-03-22 12:41

Zimbabwean former war veterans minister Tshinga Dube has reportedly described ex-president Robert Mugabe as a "bitter, senile old man", who was absolutely "intoxicated by power, hence his failure to accept that he was no longer president".

'I think US-Zim relations will be fantastic,' says envoy

2018-03-21 19:55

US ambassador to Zimbabwe, Harry Thomas, has reportedly said that his country is willing to assist the southern African country in growing its economy and creating jobs following the resignation of ex-president Robert Mugabe last year.

At least '5 000 soldiers deployed to Zim rural areas ahead of vote', Mugabe ally claims – report

2018-03-21 07:30

A former army brigadier, who quit Zimbabwe's ruling party early this month to protest the removal of former leader Robert Mugabe, has reportedly claimed that at least 5 000 soldiers have been deployed to rural areas ahead of elections in July.

WATCH: Zimbabweans doubt over Mnangagwa's corruption crackdown

2018-03-20 10:30

Zimbabwe's president says $591m in state funds have been returned during an amnesty on stolen state funds, but it's less than half of what he had hoped and Zimbabweans don't expect senior officials to be prosecuted.

Zim polls: 'Charismatic' lawyer and pastor Nelson Chamisa to challenge military-backed Mnangagwa

2018-03-19 15:29

Ahead of Zimbabwe's crucial elections this year, the biggest opposition party has selected a charismatic lawyer and pastor to challenge the military-backed president in the first vote without former leader Robert Mugabe in decades.

Zim's economic recovery is an urgent priority, says UN as it backs 'free, fair, credible' polls in July

2018-03-19 10:36

The United Nations has voiced its support for a plan to hold elections in Zimbabwe in July. The elections, which have not yet received a specific date, will be the first big test for President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

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