Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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    Mugabe ‘agrees’ to step down

Mugabe ‘agrees’ to step down

President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe has agreed to the terms of his resignation and a letter has been drafted, according to CNN.Quoting a source, the news network said the army generals had given into many of Mugabe’s demands, including full immunity for himself and his wife Grace, and that he would keep his private property.According to the source, the aim [...]

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    Mugabe appears in public — first time since military takeover

Mugabe appears in public — first time since military takeover

President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe was Friday sighted outside the confines of his home, attending a graduation ceremony in the capital city of Harare.It is his first public appearance since the military seized power on Wednesday.Mugabe, clad in a blue academic gown and cap, was reportedly cheered by the crowd at the graduation ceremony after he spoke.He was also said to [...]

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    Mugabe could be sacked ‘if he becomes stubborn’

Mugabe could be sacked ‘if he becomes stubborn’

Leaders of Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF party are meeting on Friday to draft a resolution to sack President Robert Mugabe.A senior party source was quoted as saying the leaders will lay the ground for his impeachment on Tuesday if Mugabe refused to stand down."There is no going back," the source told Reuters. "If he becomes stubborn, we will arrange for him [...]

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    Zimbabwe crisis: Mugabe must resign immediately, says opposition leader

Zimbabwe crisis: Mugabe must resign immediately, says opposition leader

Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of the Movement for Democratic Change, has urged President Robert Mugabe to resign in the interest of the country.Mugabe is insisting that he remains Zimbabwe’s only legitimate ruler and has shied away from mediation by a Catholic priest to allow him a graceful exit after the military seized power.“In the interest of the people, Robert Mugabe must resign and [...]

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    Mugabe ‘resisting pressure to quit’

Mugabe ‘resisting pressure to quit’

Robert Mugabe says he remains the only legitimate leader of Zimbabwe despite the seizure of power by the military, NAN reports that intelligence sources said on Thursday.Mugabe is reportedly resisting a potential exit for him through mediation between Fidelis Mukonori, a Catholic priest, and the military.The 93-year-old President reportedly said he can only be removed through a party leadership vote.Morgan [...]

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    FLASHBACK: What Mugabe said about coup in 1980 (video)

FLASHBACK: What Mugabe said about coup in 1980 (video)

After 37 years of firm rule and political manoeuvrings, Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe lost his famed invincibility on Wednesday after the military seized power and placed him under house arrest.The military, yet to declare its ultimate aim, is now in control of all arms of government in Zimbabwe.Its top brass has said it will step back once it accomplishes its [...]

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    AU on Zimbabwe crisis: Military takeover seems like a coup

AU on Zimbabwe crisis: Military takeover seems like a coup

The African Union says the situation in Zimbabwe "seems like a coup" despite the military's insistence that the action was targeted at "criminals" around President Robert Mugabe.SB Moyo, a major general, had said: "We are only targeting criminals around him (Mugabe) who are committing crimes that are causing social and economic suffering in the country in order to bring them [...]

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    Mugabe under house arrest, says Zuma

Mugabe under house arrest, says Zuma

President Robert Mugabe has been placed under house arrest in Zimbabwe, his South-African counterpart, Jacob Zuma, has said.The Zimbabwean military, led by SB Moyo, a major general, early on Wednesday took over in a military action said to be targeted at "criminals" around Mugabe.In a subsequent reaction, Zuma said Mugabe is "fine" despite being confined to his house."President Zuma spoke [...]

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    Zimbabwe crisis: Presidential seat of power cordoned off as UK, US react to military takeover

Zimbabwe crisis: Presidential seat of power cordoned off as UK, US react to military takeover

The Zimbabwean army has cordoned off the presidential seat of power and parliament building after the military announced it had taken control of all government institutions.The Zimbabwe police were not visible in the streets as soldiers controlled traffic movement while unconfirmed reports say a number of cabinet ministers and some top ruling Zanu-PF officials have been arrested.Soldiers were said to [...]

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    Tension as military seizes power in Zimbabwe

Tension as military seizes power in Zimbabwe

There is currently tension in Zimbabwe following the takeover by the military.The development comes barely 24 hours after Constantino Chiwenga, commander of Zimbabwe Defence Forces, warned the government over instability in ZANU-PF, the ruling party.In a national broadcast on Wednesday morning, SB Moyo, a major general, said the military action was targeted at “criminals” around President Robert Mugabe.“We are only targeting [...]

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    Zimbabwe arrests four for booing Mugabe’s wife

Zimbabwe arrests four for booing Mugabe’s wife

Four people were arrested on Friday for booing Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe while she was addressing a political rally.Charity Charamba, police spokesman, confirmed the arrest, accusing those in detention of undermining the authority of the president.“I can confirm the arrest of three adult males and a female,” he said.“The president of the Republic of Zimbabwe was the guest of [...]

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    Mugabe fires ‘disloyal’ VP  — after wife called for his sack

Mugabe fires ‘disloyal’ VP — after wife called for his sack

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has fired Emmerson Mnangagwa, the country's vice-president.Simon Moyo, the country's minister of information, said Mnangagwa “exhibited traits of disloyalty”.“Mr Mnangagwa's conduct in discharge of his duties is inconsistent with the responsibilities,” Moyo was quoted to have said.Grace, Mugabe’s wife, had reportedly asked her husband to sack his deputy earlier in the year.“In 1980, this person called [...]

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    Stadium stampede: Many injured during Nigeria-Zambia match

Stadium stampede: Many injured during Nigeria-Zambia match

A stampede at the entrance of Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo, Akwa Ibom has left many injured.The incident took place just before the match between the Super Eagles and the Chipolopo of Zambia as fans made their way into the stadium.The Akwa-Ibom stadium was filled beyond its capacity of 30,000.According to PUNCH, some of the football fans were beaten with [...]

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    Mugabe’s wife facing assault charge in South Africa

Mugabe’s wife facing assault charge in South Africa

Grace Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s first lady, handed herself to the South African police on Tuesday and will be charged with assault after reports that she attacked a young woman, Gabriella Engels in Johannesburg.Fikile Mbalula, the police minister earlier told reporters that 52-year-old Grace, a possible successor to her husband, 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe, had cooperated with the police.South African media said [...]

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    Mugabe: I’m not dying and I won’t step down

Mugabe: I’m not dying and I won’t step down

Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe president, on Saturday said he's not stepping down nor dying and that there was no one with his political stature who could immediately take over from him.The 93-year-old leader has been in charge in the former British colony since independence in 1980.His health is closely watched by Zimbabweans, who fear the country could face chaos if he [...]

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    Mugabe doesn’t sleep at public functions, he just closes his eyes to avoid light, says spokesman

Mugabe doesn’t sleep at public functions, he just closes his eyes to avoid light, says spokesman

George Charamba, spokesman to Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, says the president does not sleep at public functions as it appears.He blamed the situation on the president's eye problems, adding that he was only allergic to bright light.He also said it pains him to hear that the president dozes off in public.Mugabe flew to Singapore on Tuesday for advanced treatment  for [...]

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