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Emmerson Mnangagwa hails ‘new democracy’ in Zimbabwe

Emmerson Mnangagwa hails ‘new democracy’ in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s former vice-president has said the country is witnessing a “new and unfolding democracy”, as he returned to a jubilant welcome two weeks after fleeing to South Africa following his sacking by Robert Mugabe. Emmerson Mnangagwa, a 75-year-old liberation war veteran and stalwart of the ruling Zanu-PF party is to be […]

Mnangagwa arrives in Zimbabwe, due to be sworn in Friday

Mnangagwa arrives in Zimbabwe, due to be sworn in Friday

Emmerson Mnangagwa, the man set to replace ousted leader Robert Mugabe has reportedly arrived back in Zimbabwe ahead of his swearing in. The former vice president flew into Harare at around 4pm and was driven to the State House where he was due to be briefed on developments, according to an official […]

Few tears in China as old friend Mugabe ousted in Zimbabwe

Few tears in China as old friend Mugabe ousted in Zimbabwe

China is shedding few tears over the ousting of its old friend Robert Mugabe as president of Zimbabwe, fed up with the ruinous state of its economy and confident a new government will not antagonize China or change course on policies towards it. China pointedly failed to offer any open […]

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa to return as Mugabe’s likely successor

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa to return as Mugabe’s likely successor

Zimbabwe’s former vice-president, whose sacking led to the shock resignation of long-time leader Robert Mugabe, will be sworn in as the new president on Friday, the state broadcaster says. Emmerson Mnangagwa, who fled to South Africa two weeks ago, would also fly home on Wednesday, it added. His dismissal led […]