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Praise for Zimbabwe military at anti-Mugabe gathering in Pretoria

PRETORIA, November 18 – Zimbabweans gathered in Pretoria on Saturday to demand the removal of President Robert Mugabe praised their country’s military led by General Constantino Chiwenga for this week’s intervention which has shaken the 93-year-old’s 37-year rule. “We could not have removed Mugabe without the army. Opposition parties tried, but they failed. The SADC […]

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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 […]