Tag: Mugabe

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 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 […]

Opinion: Grace, beware of your political sunset

Opinion: Grace, beware of your political sunset

ALL things being equal, Zimbabwe is not supposed to be in the league of the world’s poorest countries. Yet, with most of the citizenry living on less than a dollar per day, the country languishes at the universe’s hindmost impoverished zone. With no currency of her own and a predominantly […]

Presidents who cling to power face tough year

Presidents who cling to power face tough year

THINGS are not going well for some of Africa’s last dictators and long-term presidents, and if recent events are anything to go by, the world is losing patience. Leaders who overstay their welcome are under the spotlight in 2016, and Robert Mugabe is not alone. Last week the United States condemned […]