Even before this week’s vote in Zimbabwe, it seems clear that President Robert Mugabe will remain in power. Voter lists have been manipulated, critics are being intimidated and the opposition is divided.
Even after a week’s search, there are no … Read the rest
Vote counting was underway in Zimbabwe’s tightly fought election Wednesday, amid high turnout and accusations of rigging by President Robert Mugabe’s allies who wish to extend his 33-year rule.
The 89-year-old Mugabe is Africa’s oldest leader and is running for … Read the rest
by Susan Njanji
Whatever the result of Zimbabwe’s election Wednesday one thing is for sure: four years of uneasy power-sharing between President Robert Mugabe and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai will end.
As Zimbabweans streamed to the polls, the unity government … Read the rest
President Robert Mugabe on Thursday reiterated the Zimbabwe government’s position to bar Western observers from general elections set for Wednesday, insisting that only officials from friendly nations would be allowed to monitor the polls.
The veteran Zimbabwean leader said the … Read the rest
President Robert Mugabe is on the campaign trail, with emigration and gay-bashing speeches.
He said on Tuesday Zimbabweans were “literally running” the South African economy, adding however that he was not to blame for the high number of citizens who … Read the rest
Zimbabwe’s finance ministry said it needs to resolve a shortfall of about $85 million needed for crucial national elections just three weeks away, as a month-long chaotic voter registration effort drew to a close Tuesday.
Tendai Biti, the outspoken finance … Read the rest
by Johannes Myburgh
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe criticises Nelson Mandela for being too soft on whites, in a documentary giving a rare and intimate look into the family life of one of Africa’s longest serving and most vilified leaders.
In … Read the rest
by TAU Bulletin
Anti-apartheid journalist and apologist for South Africa’s democratic dispensation Max du Preez has been caught short with his latest efforts to justify the unjustifiable. In a Natal Mercury piece (30.4.13), Du Preez tells us we can “learn … Read the rest
The president of the Pan-African Youth Union, Andile Lungisa, believes President Robert Mugabe’s land reform policy in Zimbabwe should serve as a blueprint for South Africa.
Lungisa was among those who attended Mugabe’s $600000 birthday bash in the small mining … Read the rest
Zimbabwe’s main opposition the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) on Thursday said President Robert Mugabe’s planned timetable for a constitutional referendum and elections was not realistic.
In a High Court filing seen on Thursday, Mugabe proposed a referendum for the … Read the rest
The Church of England Newspaper reports that the former Bishop of Harare, Dr. Nolbert Kunonga, has urged Zimbabwe strongman Robert Mugabe to expel the few remaining white farmers from their lands, telling a gathering of ZANU (PF) supporters that “Whites … Read the rest
President Robert Mugabe’s ZANU-PF party has strengthened the militarisation of Zimbabwe ahead of next year’s general election with the opening of a National Military College.
Observers pointed out that Mugabe’s latest move sends a strong signal that the military complex
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by Dan Roodt
Living in South Africa, one gets used to being called a moron by every visiting foreigner, especially ones of the liberal to left-wing persuasion. After all, they seem to reason, we do not know anything about our … Read the rest