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Zimbabwe’s Zanu-PF committees reportedly vote for Mugabe to step down as president

JOHANNESBURG, November 18 – At least eight of the 10 provincial co-ordinating committees of Zimbabwe’s governing Zanu-PF have called on President Robert Mugabe to step down, saying he is old and has lost control of the party and government business, according to reports. The state-owned Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) reported on Friday that the PCCs […]

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Zimbabwe’s Masvingo Provincial Affairs Minister Chimedza arrested – report

JOHANNESBURG, November 17 – Zimbabwe’s Masvingo Provincial Affairs Minister, Paul Chimedza, was allegedly arrested on Thursday, in the Bubi district, Matabeleland North, according to a report.       Zimbabwean independent daily newspaper NewsDay reported Chimedza was allegedly arrested at an army roadblock.     According to the report, Chimedza joins three other Zanu-PF officials, Jonathan Moyo, Ignatius […]

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Oxfam Hopes Democracy in Zimbabwe to Hold After Military Takeover of Harare TV Station

MOSCOW, November 16 – International charity Oxfam hopes that democracy in Zimbabwe would hold, assessing the situation there as calm despite media speculation of a coup after the country’s military took over the TV station in the African nation’s capital, a spokesman for the organization told Sputnik on Wednesday.     On Tuesday, media reported […]

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Grace Mugabe flees to Namibia – reports

JOHANNESBURG, November 15   – Zimbabwe’s First Lady Grace Mugabe has reportedly fled to Namibia after the army took control of Harare and the Namibian government on Wednesday said it was concerned about unfolding events in its southern African neighbour.   Namibian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, said […]

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Zimbabwe ministers arrested as war vets praise military ‘coup’

JOHANNESBURG, November 15 – Zimbabwe’s War Veteran’s Association has praised the Zimbabwe army’s takeover of the state broadcaster and actions taken against some members of President Robert Mugabe’s government, Reuters reports. Chris Mutsvangwa, head of the war veterans’ group issued a statement from Johannesburg praising Army General Constantino Chiwenga for carrying out “a bloodless correction […]

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Zimbabwe opposition calls for peaceful return to democracy

HARARE, November 15 – Zimbabwe’s opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) called for a peaceful return to constitutional democracy on Wednesday after an overnight military coup against 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe.     The MDC, the main political challenger to Mugabe’s ZANU-PF party for the last two decades, also said it hoped the military intervention […]

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Ex Zimbabwe VP “The Crocodile” to take control of govt – source

Sello Theletsane HARARE, November 15 – Dismissed former Zimbabwean Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa, has landed Manyame Airforce Base to take control of the country’s government, a source told African News Agency on Wednesday but this could not be officially confirmed. There are also unconfirmed reports that 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe, his wife Grace, and other members […]