Tag: Mnangagwa

Grace, Mnangagwa rift widens

Grace, Mnangagwa rift widens

First lady Grace Mugabe’s onslaught against Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa is part of a strategy to undo gains made by the veteran politician in Zanu PF’s fluid battle to succeed President Robert Mugabe, a Cabinet minister has admitted. Grace shocked Zimbabweans at a Chinhoyi rally on July 31 when she ripped […]

Zimbabwe tobacco is booming, but farmers growing it are not

Zimbabwe tobacco is booming, but farmers growing it are not

Farmer Simon Kahari recently sold tobacco worth more than $6000 at an auction in Zimbabwe, a small fortune reflecting the golden leaf’s resurgence in this southern African country. Yet because of Zimbabwe’s dire economic problems he ended up sleeping in an auction house toilet that night, hungry and wondering if […]

Rotten to the core-Zimbabwe Vigil Diary

Rotten to the core-Zimbabwe Vigil Diary

Figures are important, particularly for Zimbabwe where they simply don’t add up. Let’s start with Mugabe’s trip to the Mexican resort of Cancun less than a week after he returned from seeing his doctors in Singapore. Mugabe travelled by chartered airliner with an entourage of three dozen people.  All of […]

Zim opposition, unions scoff at VP’s 2.2 million jobs claim – report

Zim opposition, unions scoff at VP’s 2.2 million jobs claim – report

Zimbabwean opposition parties have reportedly rubbished claims by Deputy President Emmerson Mnangagwa that the government had created more than 2.2 million jobs. According to the state-owned Chronicle newspaper, Mnangagwa said that the government had exceeded President Robert Mugabe’s 2013 election promise of creating 2 million jobs. On the sidelines of a […]