Who will succeed Mugabe?

When Zimbabwe’s veteran President Robert Mugabe suavely hosted journalists at State House on the eve of last month’s election, there was only one question that caught him off guard.

Asked if the presence of Defence Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa by his … Read the rest

‘Congratulations to comrade Robert Mugabe’: SADC leaders

Southern African leaders opened an annual summit Saturday endorsing disputed elections in Zimbabwe that extended President Robert Mugabe’s 33-year rule by another five years.

“Congratulations to comrade Robert Mugabe for conducting peaceful elections,” said the incoming head of the Southern … Read the rest

Morgan Tsvangirai finds Zim election ‘not credible’

monkeytrapThe “outcome of this election is illegitimate,” Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai said Thursday, and “does not reflect the will of the people of Zimbabwe.”

“The shoddy manner in which it has been conducted and the consequent illegitimacy of the result … Read the rest

Counting underway in knife-edge Zimbabwe election

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

Zimbabwe’s power-sharing government comes to an end

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