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Mugabe’s wife says ready to take over in Zimbabwe

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP |  President Robert Mugabe’s wife on Sunday said she is ready to succeed her husband as tensions rise in Zimbabwe’s ruling party over who will take over from the country’s ageing leader. “I say to Mr Mugabe you should … leave me to take over your …

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Zimbabwe arrests US woman for Mugabe ‘goblin’ tweet

  Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP |  Zimbabwean police arrested a US citizen on Friday for allegedly tweeting that President Robert Mugabe is a “goblin whose wife and step-son bought a Rolls-Royce,” lawyers said. Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) said officers detained Martha O’Donovan in a dawn raid at her …

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Mugabe calls for return of death penalty

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Wednesday called for the return of the death penalty, after more than 50 people applied for the vacant position of hangman. Capital punishment is on the statute book in Zimbabwe, but no one has been executed since 2005 when the country’s …

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Mugabe reshuffle cracks down on dissent: state media

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s cabinet reshuffle quashed opposition within his government, state media said Tuesday, as the 93-year-old leader prepares to stand again in elections next year. Mugabe stripped Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa of his role as justice minister, reassigned the finance minister and created a …

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Mugabe snubs a top succession candidate in reshuffle

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP |  Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe on Monday stripped one of the top candidates to succeed him of a cabinet post, as the battle to replace the long-ruling leader intensifies. Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who also doubled as minister of justice, was replaced as minister by ruling ZANU-PF …

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Zimbabwe’s poisoned struggle to succeed Mugabe

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwe has been gripped by an escalating spat between the president’s wife and his senior vice-president over a bizarre poisoning incident that has laid bare the pair’s ambitions to succeed President Robert Mugabe. Though Mugabe has repeatedly condemned factionalism and refused to discuss his successor, his …

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Zimbabwe vice president fights back over poisoning ‘lies’

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP |  Zimbabwe’s vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa on Thursday fought back against allegations by hos co-deputy that he lied about being poisoned, in a row that displays the growing political in-fighting ahead of next year’s election. Mnangagwa has been accused by fellow vice-president Phelekezela Mphoko of undermining …

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Zimbabwe arrests journalist over Grace Mugabe ‘used’ underwear

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwe police have arrested a journalist at a privately-owned daily over a story claiming that President Robert Mugabe’s wife, Grace had donated second-hand underwear to supporters, lawyers said Tuesday. Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) said that Kenneth Nyangani, a NewsDay journalist, was arrested on Monday …

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VIDEO: Mugabe warns Trump on world peace, climate change

VIDEO: Mugabe warns Trump on world peace, climate change  New York, US| UNGA | Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe on Thursday addressed the 72nd United Nations General Assembly debate. He criticised the US President Trump on his stance on world peace and climate change. More than 100 world leaders, thousands of diplomats …

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Grace Mugabe steers clear of assault claim

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe on Friday made her first public comments since facing assault allegations in South Africa, but she avoided any mention of the incident two weeks ago. President Robert Mugabe’s wife was granted diplomatic immunity by South Africa after she was accused …

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