09 June 2018 2:32 PM SHOCK CLAIM: 'Grace Mugabe wants to be VP of opposition alliance,' says NPF official
A faction of an opposition party in Zimbabwe has claimed that former first lady Grace Mugabe wants to be vice president of the Movement for Democratic Change Alliance, reports say. The sensational claim was made by Jim Kunaka of the recently-formed National Patriotic Front (NPF) at a press conference on Friday. Officials from the opposition alliance 23
31 May 2018 8:50 AM Zim President Mnangagwa: 'Mugabe sympathisers are plotting to impeach me'
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly claimed he has unearthed a plot to impeach him soon after elections by disgruntled Zanu-PF party parliamentary candidates. According to NewsDay, Mnangagwa said this at a Zanu-PF healing and reconciliation workshop in Harare on Wednesday. Mnangagwa said that the alleged plot involved party members 23
30 May 2018 8:59 AM JUST IN: Mnangagwa announces date of Zimbabwe elections
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly announced that the country will hold its general elections on July 30. The elections would be the first since the ouster of former president Robert Mugabe following a military operation in November. Mnangagwa made the announcement on Wednesday morning, a BBC report said. The vote will pit him against 23
11 May 2018 5:03 AM Zim's Mnangagwa: 'Heads to roll in Cabinet soon after elections'
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly promised to wield the axe on under-performing ministers soon after the watershed elections expected before the end of August. According to the state-owned Herald newspaper, Mnangagwa said that under-performing ministers in his cabinet would be fired should he become victorious in the upcoming polls 26
10 May 2018 4:40 PM PICS: 'The future is bright,' says MDC leader Chamisa after meeting UK's Boris Johnson
Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party leader Nelson Chamisa has met with British Foreign Affairs Minister Boris Johnson in London. "I have just had a great meeting with British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson. Zimbabwe-UK relations on a fantastic path. The future is bright," said Chamisa. Chamisa urged the Theresa May government 29
03 May 2018 4:05 AM Standard Bank to the rescue as Zim exporters struggle
Harare – The Zimbabwean unit of Standard Bank [JSE:SBK] has come to the rescue of the country's foreign currency-starved export market producers by availing a facility to cover up to 60% of their working capital needs. Zimbabwean manufacturers have been unable to pay for imported raw materials and equipment for their operations, owing to a crippling 37
18 April 2018 4:00 AM Mugabes left official residences in 'terrible state': report
Former president Robert Mugabe and his family left the official presidential residences in a terrible state, with leaking roofs, broken flush handles and unkempt tennis courts, a private newspaper reported on Tuesday. State House and Zimbabwe House, which face each other across a central Harare road, are now undergoing major renovations and Mugabe's 26
10 April 2018 2:01 PM Zimbabwe parliament to summon Mugabe over diamond mining
A committee of lawmakers in Zimbabwe is to summon former president Robert Mugabe to testify at a probe into lost revenue from diamond mining, a legislator said on Tuesday. The lawmakers plan to question Mugabe over his 2016 claim that the country had lost $15bn in income from diamonds due to corruption and foreign exploitation. Mugabe - whose own regime 57
09 April 2018 10:01 AM New Botswana leader Masisi to hold talks with Mnangagwa in Zim
Botswana's new president Mokgweetsi Masisi is expected in Zimbabwe on Monday on a working visit, reports say. According to the state-owned Herald newspaper, Masisi was expected to hold talks with his Zimbabwean counterpart President Emmerson Mnangagwa. In a statement, Botswana's ministry of international affairs and co-operation said the visit would 24
20 March 2018 2:59 PM 'Thank you Mr President for taking a commercial flight'
Cape Town - President Cyril Ramaphosa has thanked national airline SAA, via Twitter, for their "hospitality", drawing responses from Twitter users, who thanked him for "leading by example". "Today I had the pleasure of flying with our national carrier en route to Kigali, Rwanda for the 10th Extraordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government of the African 26