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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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Chickens coming home to roost in Zim, says former deputy PM Mutambara

PRETORIA, November 15 – Zimbabwe’s former deputy prime minister Arthur Mutambara on Wednesday said the military intervention in Zimbabwe is not ideal but was inevitable. “When you [President Robert Mugabe] close all avenues for change in your party and country; when you rig elections persistently; when you violate the Constitution with impunity; when you arrogantly seek to […]

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Zimbabwe army launches takeover against ‘criminals’ around Mugabe, says president ‘safe’

HARARE, November 15 – Zimbabwe’s military seized power early on Wednesday targeting “criminals” around President Robert Mugabe but gave assurances on national television that the 93-year-old leader and his family were “safe and sound”.         Soldiers and armoured vehicles blocked roads to the main government offices, parliament and the courts in central […]

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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 […]