Zim President Mnangagwa pardons 3 000 prisoners to clear packed jails

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.


'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".

'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.


'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.

PICS: SA, Zim 'are joined on the hip… we'll find ways to grow our economies', says Ramaphosa

2018-03-19 06:00

President Cyril Ramaphosa met with his Zimbabwean counterpart Emmerson Mnangagwa in Harare over the weekend and the two leaders reviewed bilateral relations between the two countries.

PICS: Zimbabwe holds Miss Albinism beauty pageant to fight stigma

2018-03-18 14:01

Oozing charm and confidence, 22-year-old Sithembiso Mutukura beat 12 other contestants in Zimbabwe's first Miss Albinism beauty contest aimed at reducing stigma and increasing awareness about the condition.

Zim: Mnangagwa's neck tie fetches R177 768 at auction, reports say

2018-03-17 20:05

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa's neck tie reportedly fetched R177 768 at an auction in Victoria Falls this week - during the country's 5th Edition of the Chief Executive Officers Africa Roundtable.

Zim President Mnangagwa sacks dozens of Mugabe workers: report

2018-03-17 07:37

President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government has sacked dozens of workers paid by the government to work on Robert Mugabe's private properties in another setback for the former Zimbabwean president, a report says.

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.

'It was me who urged Mugabe to resign,' says wife Grace

2018-03-18 16:15

Former first lady Grace Mugabe says she convinced her husband to stand down after last year’s military takeover when he was determined not to, it has emerged.

UN throws its support behind Zimbabwe elections

2018-03-18 07:40

The United Nations has thrown its support behind new elections in Zimbabwe set for July and urged the government to kickstart the African nation's economy as an "urgent priority".

WATCH: 'It's frustrating working in Zim hospitals,' doctors say

2018-03-16 19:10

Doctors in Zimbabwe are striking for a second week over pay, working conditions and drug shortages. It's the first major labour dispute since President Mnangagwa took over.

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