Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe made a speech blunder on Tuesday during the opening of the third session of the eighth Parliament of Zimbabwe.
Instead of reading the parliamentary opening speech, Mugabe re-read his State of the Nation Address, which he … Read the rest
by Dan Roodt dan[at]praag.org
I find it interesting that professor Anthony Butler of UCT should point out potential tribal schisms within the ANC in Business Day. According to Stephen Ellis in his book External Mission: the ANC in exile … Read the rest
by Chris Chinaka
Across Zimbabwe, dozens of factories lie idle with peeling paint, rusting machines and broken roofs in once bustling industrial districts, symbols of the huge economic challenge facing President Robert Mugabe and his ZANU-PF party.
On the surface, … Read the rest
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
Various allegations of rigging have been levied against Zimbabwe’s ZANU-PF following their victory in last week’s elections one of the allegations being that the oldest person who voted in Zimbabwe’s 31 July poll is 135 years old and still serves … Read the rest
Zimbabwe’s Zanu-PF party has defended the fairness of its victory in last week’s elections. The latest challenge to the polls comes from Botswana, which says it will urge regional body Southern African Development Community (SADC) to audit the vote in … Read the rest
A Methodist church in central Johannesburg has become home to more than 800 Zimbabweans who fled their country following the 2008 elections.
Reactions were mostly positive at the weekend when results showed a resounding victory for Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe … Read the rest
Zimbabwe’s Zanu-PF party has dismissed allegations of vote rigging as “absolute hogwash”.
Speaking in an interview with SABC, a spokesperson for Zanu-PF Psychology Maziwisa predicted more than two thirds in parliament would go to Zanu-PF.
“It looks like we will … Read the rest
The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission has begun announcing official results of Wednesday’s national elections.
The results announced on Thursday confirm earlier reports that Zanu-PF leader Robert Mugabe is headed for a big win, while his Zanu-PF party is set to claim … Read the rest
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe’s party claimed on Thursday that the veteran leader had won the hard-fought election over his long-time rival but local observers charged that the vote was seriously flawed.
“We have romped [to victory] in a very emphatic … Read the rest
ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe has accused Zimbabwe’s Zanu-PF of using Julius Malema’s party to destabilise the ANC in Limpopo.
Mantashe also accused Malema’s Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) of distorting the Freedom Charter.
He was addressing political journalists and their editors … 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