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Cracks widen further between Mugabe and war vets

HARARE, October 19 – Zimbabwe’s liberation war veterans have reiterated opposition to President Mugabe’s candidature or the ascension of his wife, Grace, to the presidency ahead of next year’s elections. The veterans of the 1970s struggle that freed Zimbabwe from British colonial rule said they would mobilise all former fighters and stakeholders within the ruling […]

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Cracks widen further between Mugabe and war vets

HARARE – ZIMBABWE’S liberation war veterans have reiterated opposition to President Mugabe’s candidature or the ascension of his wife, Grace, to the presidency ahead of next year’s elections. The veterans of the 1970s struggle that freed Zimbabwe from British colonial rule said they would mobilise all former fighters and stakeholders within the ruling Zanu-PF to […]

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Mugabe swears in six newly-appointed Zimbabwean ministers

HARARE, October 11 ‑ Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Tuesday, swore in six ministers at State House in Harare, following his cabinet’s reshuffle. Mugabe swore in Masvingo Provincial Affairs Minister Paul Chimedza, Thokozile Mathuthu (Matabeleland North Provincial Affairs), Webster Shamu (Mashonaland West Provincial Affairs), Happyton Bonyongwe (Justice), Chiratidzo Mabuwa (Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Employment) and Edgar […]

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Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa, possible Mugabe successor, says he was poisoned

HARARE, October 6 – Zimbabwe vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa said late on Thursday he had been hospitalised in South Africa in August because he had been poisoned, escalating confrontation in the country during a fight to succeed 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe. Mnangagwa, a former intelligence chief nicknamed “the Crocodile”, is the leading candidate to succeed Mugabe, […]