Tag: Mugabe

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 […]

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 […]