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Mugabe to get $10m payoff and immunity for his family

Mugabe to get $10m payoff and immunity for his family

Robert Mugabe and his wife will receive a “golden handshake” worth many millions of dollars as part of a deal negotiated before the resignation of the ageing autocrat last week. The exact sums to be paid to the former president and his wife Grace are still unclear, though one senior ruling […]

Emmerson Mnangagwa set to be sworn in as new Zimbabwe president

Emmerson Mnangagwa set to be sworn in as new Zimbabwe president

Zimbabwe’s Emmerson Mnangagwa was set to be sworn in as president on Friday, marking the final chapter of a political drama that toppled his predecessor Robert Mugabe after a military takeover. Mnangagwa, until recently one of Mugabe’s closest allies, will take the oath of office at the national sports stadium […]

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 […]