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Zimbabwe’s Mugabe says now accepts President Mnangagwa as legitimate president

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe says now accepts President Mnangagwa as legitimate president

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe has said he now accepts President Emmerson Mnangagwa as the country’s legitimate leader after initially accusing him of leading a “disgraceful” de facto coup that ended his near four-decades rule last year. On the eve of the July 30 vote, Mugabe said he would vote for the opposition to remove Mnangagwa’s “military […]

Zanu-PF goes after former president Mugabe

Zanu-PF goes after former president Mugabe

HARARE – Former president Robert Mugabe risks losing most of his farms and mining claims as his erstwhile colleagues in the ruling Zanu PF hit back at the 94-year-old teetotaller for supporting MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa at the just-ended polls. Mugabe, who was removed from power last November, angered his former comrades when he […]

Former President Mugabe gave a signal

Former President Mugabe gave a signal

ON the eve of the July 30 harmonised elections, former President Robert Mugabe did something peculiar. He called an international Press conference and spoke for over 90 minutes in which he denounced President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa and endorsed MDC Alliance presidential candidate Advocate Nelson Chamisa, while saying nothing against Zanu-PF as a party. This was peculiar […]

Emerson Mnangagwa fires Mugabe-linked spies

Emerson Mnangagwa fires Mugabe-linked spies

President Emerson Mnangagwa’s administration has sacked senior intelligence officers linked to the old dispensation of former President Robert Mugabe as the new administration seeks to align the organisation into the current thinking. No official reason was given for the firing of the top Central Intelligence Office directors, but close sources told the Business Times that […]

Zimbabwe’s contested election muddles its pitch for foreign investment

Zimbabwe’s contested election muddles its pitch for foreign investment

Zimbabwe’s presidential elections in July were supposed to be a chance for the southern African nation to show the world that it’s moved beyond the authoritarianism and economic isolationism that marked former President Robert Mugabe’s rule. That hope faded when six people were killed in post-election protests. Officially, ruling-party candidate Emmerson Mnangagwa won a razor-thin […]

How Zimbabwe’s First Election After Mugabe Went Wrong

How Zimbabwe’s First Election After Mugabe Went Wrong

Zimbabwe’s July 30 elections were meant to be a new beginning for a nation driven to its knees during two decades of misrule by the autocratic Robert Mugabe. President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who took office in November after the military briefly seized power and the ruling party forced Mugabe to quit, had promised a credible vote […]

Mnangagwa orders army guarding Mugabe mansion to leave Blue Roof

Mnangagwa orders army guarding Mugabe mansion to leave Blue Roof

HARARE: The Emmerson Mnangagwa led Zimbabwean Government has just pulled out soldiers guarding former President Robert Mugabe’s Blue Roof house in Harare after the later asked voters choose MDC Alliance in today’s elections. The soldiers have been guarding Mugabe’s premises since November last year when he resigned. Commenting on the knee jerk reaction from Mnangagwa, […]

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe says he will not vote for successor Mnangagwa

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe says he will not vote for successor Mnangagwa

On the eve of Zimbabwe’s first election since he was forced out of power, former President Robert Mugabe said he will not vote for his successor, Emmerson Mnangagwa of the ZANU-PF. “I cannot vote for those who have tormented me. I can’t,” the 94-year-old said on Sunday in his first live appearance since being pushed […]

‘I stood by him for more than 38 years but Mugabe lacked vision’ says Mnangagwa

‘I stood by him for more than 38 years but Mugabe lacked vision’ says Mnangagwa

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday backstabbed his predecessor Robert Mugabe accusing him of blocking and delaying multi-million-dollar investment projects that could have jumpstarted the economy over the past decades. Speaking at the official opening of the $4,3 million Karo Resources platinum mining project in Mhondoro-Ngezi, Mnangagwa claimed the project could have started a decade ago but […]

Nelson Chamisa most trusted Zimbabwe political leader with 48 percent approval rating

Nelson Chamisa most trusted Zimbabwe political leader with 48 percent approval rating

33 percent of the respondents said they still trusted Mugabe, a man without a political party HE may be retired from politics, but former President Robert Mugabe would still give the current crop of political leaders a run for their money, according to a new poll. Mugabe, 94, was ousted in a military coup last […]

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