Future of Zimbabwe in the balance as election polls close
For the first time ever, Robert Mugabe has not been an election candidate in Zimbabwe. Polls have just closed there in the first full presidential and parliamentary contest since the country’s long serving ruler was ousted. Mr Mugabe – who was in power for 37 years – has announced he would not be voting for…
Mugabe given immunity from prosecution, government sources say
Robert Mugabe is due to attend tomorrow’s swearing in of his rival Emmerson Mnangagwa as president, Zimbabwean state TV has said. Preparations are under way at the National Sports Stadium in Harare, where the inauguration will be held. Government sources have confirmed the former President was given immunity from prosecution as part of a deal…
Zimbabwe crisis continues as Mugabe refuses to resign
Refusing all demands to step down, Zimbabwe’s embattled President Robert Mugabe has summoned his cabinet to meet first thing tomorrow, even as the country’s ruling party begins moves to impeach him, and the army has been on television talking of a roadmap to get rid of him. Mugabe, who’s accused of “allowing his wife to usurp government powers”, is still under…
Bright Matonga: ‘Christmas has come early in Zimbabwe’
Former Zimbabwean MP Bright Matonga, who served in Mugabe’s government, human rights activist Mary Ndoro, who supports the main opposition party, and the Zimbabwean lawyer Lloyd Msipa, who is executive director of the Africa Public Policy Research Institute, discuss the military takeover.
Mugabe under house arrest after military takeover
Robert Mugabe is under house arrest as the Zimbabwe army staged a de facto military coup. Troops have been posted outside government buildings and are patrolling the streets of the capital Harare. The former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was sacked just last week, could now be on his way back to Zimbabwe to take…
Mugabe’s 40 years in power
At 93, Robert Mugabe is the world’s oldest serving head of state. He’s been in power for almost 40 years. Most Zimbabweans have never known rule by anyone else. Who is the man who’s led Zimbabwe since its independence from white minority rule?