Politics

Mugabe’s health becomes an ‘annual story’ in Zimbabwe

Mugabe’s health becomes an ‘annual story’ in Zimbabwe

  IT happens every January in Zimbabwe: there’s fresh speculation that President Robert Mugabe may be ill. Locals say sensational reports about their leader’s health have become an annual event while the president is on his month’s leave. Rumours like this usually give officials in President Mugabe’s party the opportunity to tell the world […]

Zimbabwe lawmaker acquitted of insulting Grace Mugabe

Zimbabwe lawmaker acquitted of insulting Grace Mugabe

A ZIMBABWEAN court has acquitted a legislator of insulting President Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace, who is seen as a possible successor to the veteran leader, an independent daily reported Wednesday. Justice Wadyajena was accused of shouting “abusive or insulting language” at a fellow ZANU-PF party member who had a portrait of […]

Zimbabwe declines comment on Mugabe health rumors

Zimbabwe declines comment on Mugabe health rumors

ZIMBABWE President Robert Mugabe’s spokesman declined to comment on Wednesday on rumors that the 91-year-old leader had suffered a heart attack, saying a response to the latest speculation about his health was “unnecessary”. Spokesman George Charamba’s response was to a text message sent by Reuters asking for an update on Mugabe’s […]

Tsvangirai panics over Mujuru

Tsvangirai panics over Mujuru

OPPOSITION MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai has reportedly gone into a panic mode amid reports that former Vice-President Joice Mujuru’s People First (PF) project had launched a massive membership recruitment drive countrywide targeting disgruntled members of his party and the ruling Zanu PF. Top MDC-T insiders said Tsvangirai, who has dominated […]