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Zimbabwe not seeking mercy, but massive investment – Ambassador

JOHANNESBURG, October 16 – The Zimbabwean government on Tuesday embarked on a charm offensive to woo investors in South Africa during the country’s “Zimbabwe is open for business” summit held in Johannesburg. Hosted by Zimbabwe’s embassy in South Africa, the summit attracted numerous government officials, diplomats, businesspeople, local and international media and some Zimbabweans based […]

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Zimbabwe opposition leader plans mock inauguration in challenge to president

Harare, September 12 – Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader Nelson Chamisa is planning a mock inauguration on Saturday  to challenge the oath taken by President Emmerson Mnangagwa,  his spokesman said. Mnangagwa was inaugurated three weeks ago, following a court decision upholding his disputed election victory. However, a junior minister warned the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) that any […]

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Zimbabwe’s President Mnangagwa sworn in

HARARE, August 27  – Thousands of Zimbabweans and a sizeable number of foreign dignitaries gathered at Zimbabwe’s 64,000-seat National Sports Stadium in Harare on Sunday to witness the inauguration of recently elected President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Besides ordinary Zimbabweans and members of various apostolic sects, former president Robert Mugabe’s daughter Bona and her husband Simba Chikore […]

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Ramaphosa to attend Mnangagwa’s inauguration in Harare

PRETORIA, August 26 – South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will join thousands of Zimbabweans and foreign dignitaries in Harare at the swearing-in ceremony of Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Sunday. The inauguration of Mnangagwa will take place at the National Sports Stadium in Harare. “President Ramaphosa will be accompanied by Ms Lindiwe Sisulu, Minister of […]

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Power struggle between Mnangagwa and Chiwenga looming

JOHANNESBURG, August 23 – As Zimbabwe braced for opposition protests after this month’s disputed election, a heated argument broke out in the offices of President Emmerson Mnangagwa over who was in charge of national security, two people with direct knowledge of the meeting said, Reuters reported. At one point, Vice President Constantino Chiwenga reminded Mnangagwa […]