Tag: Infighting

Mugabe fails to douse Masvingo fire

Mugabe fails to douse Masvingo fire

Zanu PF could be headed for a split after President Robert Mugabe yesterday failed to contain serious divisions in Masvingo amid accusations that he appeared to have sided with one faction. The ruling party is torn between two factions — G40 which is linked to First Lady Grace Mugabe and […]

Zunde sacks leader

Zunde sacks leader

 Zunde sacks leader: AN opposition party, whose leadership includes self-exiled former High Court judge, Justice Benjamin Paradza, has forced out its interim leader, Farai Mbira on allegations of abusing his office and unilateral decision-making. The party, whose leadership is mainly domiciled outside the country, said Mbira will no longer be […]

Mugabe dumps war vets in high stakes gamble

Mugabe dumps war vets in high stakes gamble

Over the years, Zimbabwe’s “war veterans” have been among President Mugabe’s most effective – and violent – henchmen. Now, however, they find themselves on the wrong side of his wrath. But can Mugabe really afford to alienate his old allies? Last week, in an extraordinary central committee meeting of the […]

Conflict or Collapse? Zimbabwe in 2016

Conflict or Collapse? Zimbabwe in 2016

Read this report on the history of political violence and corruption in Zimbabwe. Violence has been woven through the intricate fabric of Zimbabwe‘s political history in various forms which include murder, beatings, rape, death threats, abductions, arbitrary arrests, torture, forced displacement, property damage, harassment, intimidation and terrorisation. It has been used as […]