Thursday, September 20, 2018

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    ‘I just grabbed and kissed her’ — Mugabe opens up on love affair with Grace

‘I just grabbed and kissed her’ — Mugabe opens up on love affair with Grace

Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe has spoken on how he started his romance with his then secretary Grace, while his Ghanaian wife Sally was dying.In a report by New Zimbabwe, Mugabe revealed that he one day just grabbed and kissed Grace Marufu, marking the beginning of their affair.The now 95-year-old former Zimbabwean leader was speaking at the funeral of Grace’s [...]

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    Mnangagwa elected Zimbabwe’s president

Mnangagwa elected Zimbabwe’s president

Emmerson Mnangagwa has been announced as the winner of Zimbabwe’s presidential election.The 75-year-old leader polled 50.8 percent of votes as against 44.3 percent polled by his closest challenger Nelson Chamisa.In the final result announced Friday by Zimbabwe Electoral Commission, Mnangagwa led with 2,460,463 votes while Chamisa trailed with 2,147,437 votes.The opposition has, however, rejected the outcome of the poll, accusing [...]

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    Zimbabwean minister says corruption can be productive

Zimbabwean minister says corruption can be productive

Terrence Mukupe, Zimbabwean deputy finance minister, says corruption can be positive for a country.According to New Zimbabwe, Makupe said this at a roundtable in Harare, the nation's capital, on Tuesday.The minister explained that corruption could be the motivation that could ensure "that the transaction works".“I read an article to the effect that corruption can be also positive for the country. [...]

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    Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe opposition leader, is dead

Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe opposition leader, is dead

Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), the opposition party in Zimbabwe, has died.The politician suffering from cancer died in South Africa on Wednesday."I can confirm that he died this evening. The family communicated this to me," Elias Mudzuri, MDC vice-president, told reporters.Moments later, Mudzuri tweeted: "It is sad for me to announce that we have lost our icon [...]

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    Zimbabwean president fires 11 allies of Mugabe

Zimbabwean president fires 11 allies of Mugabe

President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe has fired 11 parliamentarians who are loyal to ex-President Robert Mugabe.Mnangagwa came to power after Mugabe was forced to resign in November.He is said to be allegedly sacking those that publicly supported Mugabe and his wife.According to a transcript of parliament procedures from Thursday, Mabel Chinomona, parliament deputy speaker,  said ZANU-PF, the ruling party, had notified the [...]

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    Ex-military commander who led Mugabe’s ouster sworn in as VP

Ex-military commander who led Mugabe’s ouster sworn in as VP

Constantino Chiwenga, a retired general who led the ouster of Robert Mugabe, former Zimbabwean president, has been sworn in as vice-president.Kembo Mohadi, a former state security minister, has also been sworn in as the second vice-president.President Emerson Mnangagwa appointed Chiwenga and Mohadi as vice-presidents of the ruling ZANU-PF party, signalling their appointment.Chiwenga had retired earlier in the month and was widely [...]

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    General who seized power from Mugabe appointed deputy of Zimbabwe’s president

General who seized power from Mugabe appointed deputy of Zimbabwe’s president

President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe has appointed Constantino Chiwenga, the army chief who led the coup that ended Robert Mugabe’s 37-year rule, as one of his two deputies in ZANU-PF, the ruling party.In a statement on Saturday, George Charamba, presidential press secretary, said Kembo Mohadi, long-serving state security minister, was also appointed as Mnangagwa’s deputy.The party appointment is the first step in [...]

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    Zimbabwean president: I trekked a distance of 30km after Mugabe fired me

Zimbabwean president: I trekked a distance of 30km after Mugabe fired me

President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe has revealed how he trekked a distance of 30 kilometres to cross the Zimbabwean-Mozambican border amid "threats to his life".Mnangagwa made the revelation when he addressed some Zimbabweans while on a working visit to South Africa.Robert Mugabe, the immediate past president, had sacked Mnangagwa over allegations of disloyalty.The new president said after his dismissal, he [...]

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    Zimbabwe declares Mugabe’s birthday public holiday

Zimbabwe declares Mugabe’s birthday public holiday

The Zimbabwean government has declared February 21, birthday of former President Robert Mugabe as a public holiday.According to The Herald, a state-owned newspaper, the notice is contained in statutory instrument 143 published in the Government Gazette on Friday.“His Excellency the President, in terms of Section 2(2) of the Public Holidays and Prohibition of Business Act, hereby makes the following notice: [...]

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    Mugabe remains my mentor, says Zimbabwean president

Mugabe remains my mentor, says Zimbabwean president

President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe has described Robert Mugabe, his predecessor, as a “father, mentor and comrade-in-arms".Mnangagwa said this on Friday while addressing the people shortly after his inauguration.He expressed his resolve and commitment to “a better Zimbabwe”, swearing to “protect and promote the rights of the people of Zimbabwe”.Mnangagwa  added that he was “not oblivious to the many [...]

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    War hero, Mugabe’s former bodyguard… meet the ‘crocodile’ who is Zimbabwe’s new president

War hero, Mugabe’s former bodyguard… meet the ‘crocodile’ who is Zimbabwe’s new president

Destiny, they say, can only be delayed but never changed. After what seemed like a plot to outwit Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa, former vice-president of Zimbabwe, he was sworn in as the country's president on Friday.He is the second man to lead the country since independence in 1980.Mnangagwa was born on September 15, 1942 in Zvishavane, a mining town in the [...]

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    Emmerson Mnangagwa sworn in as Zimbabwe’s president

Emmerson Mnangagwa sworn in as Zimbabwe’s president

Emmerson Mnangagwa, former vice-president of Zimbabwe, has been sworn in as the country's president.The swearing-in ceremony took place at a stadium in the country's capital, Harare.Luke Malaba, chief justice of Zimbabwe, administered the oath of office on Mnangagwa, who vowed "to be faithful to Zimbabwe, protect and promote the rights and people of Zimbabwe and discharge his duties to [...]

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    Mugabe ‘granted immunity’ from prosecution

Mugabe ‘granted immunity’ from prosecution

Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe was granted immunity from prosecution, sources close to the negotiations said on Thursday.According to the source, Mugabe was assured that his safety would be protected in his home country as part of a deal that led to his resignation.Mugabe ruled Zimbabwe for close to four decades but stepped down on Tuesday after the army seized [...]

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    Sacked VP to be sworn in as Zimbabwe’s president

Sacked VP to be sworn in as Zimbabwe’s president

Emmerson Mnangagwa, former vice-president of Zimbabwe, who was sacked by Robert Mugabe, would be sworn in as president.Mugabe reportedly fired Mnangagwa to pave the way for his wife to emerge as the head of the ZANU-PF, the ruling party.Lovemore Matuke, ZANU-PF chief whip, told Reuters that Mnangagwa would be sworn in within 48 hours.He added that Mnangagwa would serve the [...]

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    Mugabe finally resigns

Mugabe finally resigns

President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe has tendered his resignation.The 93-year-old president submitted his resignation letter to the speaker of the parliament during a session to impeach him.Jacob Mudenda, speaker of the parliament, announced Mugabe's resignation and suspended the impeachment procedure.The only president the country has known since independence in 1980 stepped down exactly a week after the military seized power.His decision [...]

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    Resignation: Mugabe convenes cabinet meeting

Resignation: Mugabe convenes cabinet meeting

President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe has convened his first cabinet meeting since the military seized power last week.Simon Moyo, spokesman of Zanu-PF, the ruling party, said he is not sure if anyone would attend the meeting.“I do not know whether anyone will attend,” Moyo told Reuters hours before parliament was due to sit to start proceedings to impeach the 93-year-old [...]

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