Mnangagwa arrives in China

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has arrived in Beijing, China for a four day state visit at the invitation of his counterpart, President Xi Xinping. The President was received by the Chinese Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Chen Xiaodiong, who was recently in Zimbabwe at the invitation to the President Mnangagwa. The Zimbabwean Ambassador to China, Ambassador Paul Chikava and the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Dr Sibusiso Moyo, who travelled ahead to attend the Zimbabwe China Joint Commission held last week, were also at the airport to receive…

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Nelson Chamisa to produce his own Looters List

MDC-T leader Nelson Chamisa wants to confront President Emmerson Mnangagwa over what he says are the Zanu PF front-man’s “uneasy” links to several companies. In his address to party supporters at a rally in Murewa, Chamisa seemed to insinuate that Mnangagwa had protected these companies from scrutiny when government produced a list of entities accused of externalization two week ago. “Mnangagwa recently released a list of companies accused of externalizing foreign currency but these were companies that had acquitted their imports and paid all dues to the government through CD1…

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The people still wanted me: Mugabe speaks out

Robert Mugabe

Former president Robert Mugabe says he spent nearly four decades in power because he “listened to the people” who wanted him to carry on ruling Zimbabwe. “I always listened to the people. The people still wanted me,” he told the Zimbabwe Independent in an interview at his Blue Roof Mansion in Harare. Mugabe stepped down last November after the army took control of the country and just as parliament began the process to impeach him. Incredulous Zimbabweans took to social media on Friday to criticise Mugabe over his claim that…

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Why Mnangagwa, Chiwenga should not contest 2018 polls: Madhuku

UNIVERSITY of Zimbabwe constitutional law lecturer Lovemore Madhuku has called for President Emmerson Mnangagwa and Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga to be barred from contesting the forthcoming elections as punishment for staging a coup against former President Robert Mugabe. Addressing delegates at a public meeting on the constitutional implications of the military takeover at Sapes Trust on Wednesday, Madhuku warned that Mnangagwa and Chiwenga had set a bad precedent and should not be allowed to participate in future elections. He said it was highly unlikely that the constitutional bench would declare the…

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Mnangagwa promises to turn Zimbabwe into heaven

President Emmerson Mnangagwa says Zimbabweans can make their country a heaven if they shun hate speech, love one another and work for economic prosperity. Mnangagwa said this while addressing thousands of Zanu PF supporters at Nabushome Primary school near the Gwayi Shangani Dam in Hwange, Matabeleland North province. The President’s remarks come as the country prepares for the harmonised elections in a few months time and the new political dispensation has opened up the country’s doors for international investors. “Put behind you hate speech and love one another. This is…

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Mugabe out to trigger unrests, civil war

Zanu PF official Energy Mudoti has said former President Robert Mugabe is out to spearhead civil unrest in the country following his remarks the President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration was illegal. “Former president Robert Mugabe’s utterances in a recent interview that he gave to the SABC insinuating that he was illegally removed from office have a potential to spark unrests. While giving an interview to journalists at his house yesterday, Mugabe said that the government in Zimbabwe was illegal and he offered himself to in involved in talks that could solve…

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Mnangagwa says Mugabe is free to speak just like any citizen

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has responded to former President Robert Mugabe’s SABC interview saying Mugabe is entitled to express himself freely, as is the case for any private citizen. President Mnangagwa said he has noted recent remarks made to the media by former President Cde Robert Gabriel Mugabe. On 21 November, 2017, former President Mugabe tendered his resignation in terms of Section 96, Sub-Section 1, of the Constitution of Zimbabwe. He is entitled to express himself freely, as is the case for any private citizen. “The Zimbabwe Government continues to honour…

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Mugabe desperate to meet Mnangagwa

DEPOSED President Robert Mugabe is desperate to engage President Emmerson Mnangagwa to ironically correct the illegality that led to his military-led ouster last November. In his first interview since his resignation, Mugabe claimed he was forced out through a military coup and accused Mnangagwa of betraying him. “I don’t hate him (Mnangagwa). I brought him into government. Emmerson is improper where he is. He is illegal,” Mugabe said. “We want to correct this illegality. That he wants to discuss with me. We have to correct this disgrace which was imposed…

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Robert Mugabe says he list expected the coup from Chiwenga

Former president Robert Mugabe has said that he never thought that former Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces and current Vice- President, General (Retired) Constantino Chiwenga would ever rise against him. Mugabe said that he honestly believed that the military generals, also called the Command Element, had been educated enough to know the perils of launching a military takeover. Speaking to various media houses, including the Zimbabwe Independent, on the events of the November Military Takeover, Mugabe said, I didn’t think that commander retired General Constantino Chiwenga would do that.…

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