Mugabe running out of time: Govt

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By Farayi Machamire Worried religious groups are apparently stepping up their efforts to bring together President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his sulking predecessor Robert Mugabe, pictured, in a bid to break the heightening tension between the two former allies. Then Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe flanked by his then deputy Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa This comes as Mugabe’s longtime spokesperson George Charamba — who is also the permanent secretary for the Information ministry and now speaks for Mnangagwa — told the Daily News yesterday that time was running out for his former…

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Mugabe robbed of more computers again

FORMER President Robert Mugabe reportedly lost 119 laptops and seven desktop computers from locked containers at the Polo Grounds adjacent to Zimbabwe House. It is understood the theft was discovered on Tuesday, when the Mugabes were moving their belongings from Zimbabwe House to their private residence in Borrowdale. Former First Lady Grace Mugabe made a police report on the same day under case number CR110/04/18, with a detective Nyabonde being the investigating officer. “They broke into three containers using a bolt cutter,” a source said. “The containers had personal belongings…

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Fear grips Zimbabwe as Mugabe and Mnangagwa square off.

Robert Mugabe

Laughter has replaced fear in Zimbabwe as the dramatic events leading to the resignation of former leader Robert Mugabe are already playing out on stage. Crowds last week packed a theater in the capital, Harare, as Mugabe and his wife were openly mocked. Gazing out on the crowd in a public place for the first time since November, a portrait of Mugabe had become a target of ridicule, a far cry from the reverence and dread it once induced. Such portraits of the man who was once the world’s oldest…

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I’ll leave the state house when I’m dead- Robert Mugabe

Robert Mugabe

Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe is refusing to vacate the official residence that he occupied before his removal from power last year, according to media reports monitored here on Thursday. Presidential spokesperson George Charamba told the Daily News that the former Zimbabwean strongman has not removed his personal property and valuables from Zimbabwe House, more than four month after he resigned. “The last time I checked, President Mnangagwa was still to access Zimbabwe House and the former president Robert Mugabe was still clearing his things from there,” Charamba said. The…

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Credibility of Zimbabwe’s first post-Mugabe vote is on the line

As Zimbabwe prepares to hold its first election since Robert Mugabe was toppled after almost four decades in power, a key question is whether the government can accomplish something he failed to do: oversee a free vote. Whether the election due before Sept. 1 is regarded as fair may determine the success of efforts by President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who replaced Mugabe as president in November, to attract investment to revive an economy that has halved in size since 2000. The government is keen to kick-start the nation’s stagnant mining and…

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Post-Mugabe Zimbabwe Mining Rush Leaves Big Producers Behind

While Zimbabwe’s leadership change has sparked a race for the nation’s Mining riches among entrepreneurs and tiny explorers, big-name mining companies are taking a wait-and-see approach. New President Emmerson Mnangagwa has a lot to prove as he seeks to revive the economy and attract mining investment that shriveled under his predecessor, Robert Mugabe. So far, Mnangagwa has pledged investor-friendly policy changes and partially rolled back a law requiring mining companies to be locally owned. It seems to be working, at least in some quarters. The government says mining commitments reached…

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ED Mnangagwa Jaunts Cause A Storm

President Emmerson Mnangagwa is reported to have travelled to 13 countries over the past few weeks almost breaking the record of the most travelled President his former boss Robert Mugabe. Mnangagwa currently in China with his wife and dozens of hangers on has attracted much criticism over the trips most Zimbabweans see no value addition to their daily lives. The local Daily News reports that opinion was starkly divided yesterday over President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s jet-setting, which has made him a visitor in his own country. Mnangagwa has been aggressive in…

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ED Mnangagwa Jaunts Cause A Storm

President Emmerson Mnangagwa is reported to have traveled to 13 countries over the past few weeks almost breaking the record of the most travelled President his former boss Robert Mugabe. Mnangagwa currently in China with his wife and dozens of hangers on has attracted much criticism over the trips most Zimbabweans see no value addition to their daily lives. The local Daily News reports that opinion was starkly divided yesterday over President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s jet-setting, which has made him a visitor in his own country. Mnangagwa has been aggressive in…

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ZANU PF Youths Attack Mugabe

The replacement of errant leaders who violate the founding principles and constitution of the ruling party is not something new in Zanu PF as former president Robert Mugabe would want the world to believe, as he himself took over leadership from the late Reverend Ndabaningi Sithole whose actions were perceived to be against the anti-colonial revolution. This was said by the Zanu PF Youth League Political Commissar, Godfrey Tsenengamu while launching the #EDHasMyVote campaign in Mhondoro – Ngezi. Tsenengamu said the people rejected Mr Mugabe on the same basis the…

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Mujuru admits working with G40

National People’s Party leader Dr Joice Mujuru has confirmed that she is working with the G40 cabal with the assistance of former president Mr Robert Mugabe. She made the revelation while addressing a poorly attended rally in Bindura last Friday, where about 60 people turned up. Dr Mujuru claimed that in her meeting with Mr Mugabe early this year, the 94-year-old former Head of State and Government told her that he had recommended “his boys” in the G40 to work with the NPP. “There is an issue that is confusing…

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