Africa In The News

Tanks in Harare after army chief warns against party purge

 HARARE, November 15 – Army tanks and armoured trucks headed towards Harare on Tuesday — a day after Zimbabwe’s military chief criticised President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu PF, triggering fears that a possible military coup was underway. But it remained unclear who had despatched the military to Zimbabwe’s capital city: Defence Forces Commander Constantino Chiwenga or Mugabe himself, in […]

In The News South Africa

Another ANC councillor killed in KZN

JOHANNESBURG, May 24 – Political killings continue unabated in KwaZulu-Natal after another African National Congress (ANC) councillor was shot and killed at his home in Gigwini. Community Safety MEC Mxolisi Kaunda said on Wednesday that Mduduzi Wiseman Shibase, 39, also a school teacher, was the third ANC local leader murdered in the area this year. […]