Mugabe acolyte forms new Zimbabwe political party to challenge Mnangagwa

By MacDonald Dzirutwe HARARE, Mar 5 : A retired Zimbabwean general and acolyte of ex-president Robert Mugabe has formed a political party to challenge President Emmerson Mnangagwa at the polls later this year, the new grouping said on Monday. Mugabe, 94, was forced to step down last November following a de facto military coup. Sources […]

Zimbabwe election body accused of tender “impropriety”

By Ed Cropley JOHANNESBURG, Jan 29 : A company helping to produce a new voter roll for Zimbabwe has accused the election commission of “impropriety” in its handling of tenders, potentially tarnishing the credibility of a poll meant to usher in a new era of transparency post-Mugabe. A credible vote is key to the restoration […]

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa announces election in four to five months

By MacDonald DzirutweHARARE, Jan 18 : Zimbabwe will hold elections in four to five months, a newspaper on Thursday quoted President Emmerson Mnangagwa as saying, the first time since independence the southern African state will conduct a vote that does not involve Robert Mugabe. The vote, a litmus test of Mnangagwa’s democratic credentials, will be […]

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa drops hint military chief set for vice presidency

By Emelia Sithole-Matarise HARARE, Dec 19 : Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa gave his clearest signal yet on Tuesday that he would appoint as vice president the military leader who led the de facto coup that ousted former leader Robert Mugabe last month. At a ceremony marking Constantino Chiwenga’s retirement and handover of the military reins […]

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe flies to Singapore, first trip since ouster

By MacDonald Dzirutwe HARARE, Dec 12 : Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe has left the country for medical checks in Singapore, his first foreign travel since the army forced him from office last month, a state security official said on Tuesday. The 93-year-old, who ruled the southern African nation for 37 years, resigned after the […]

Zimbabwean pastor found not guilty of subversion

By MacDonald Dzirutwe HARARE, Nov 29 : A Zimbabwean court found a pastor not guilty on Wednesday of attempting to subvert the government in a case seen as a barometer of judicial independence under new President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Evan Mawarire was a strident critic of former President Robert Mugabe who resigned last week after 37 […]