Tag: Mugabe

He’s 93 and frail, but Mugabe pledges to carry on ruling

He’s 93 and frail, but Mugabe pledges to carry on ruling

There were dancers, musicians, singers and flag-waving students – and, astonishingly, a break in the belts of rain that had been sweeping in across the sodden plains from the Matopo hills for days. On the podium raised above a muddy school sports field in south-west Zimbabwe, Robert Gabriel Mugabe stepped […]

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe turns 93; lauds Trump’s nationalist stance

One of Africa’s longest-standing leaders has voiced his approval for US President Donald Trump and his nationalist stance. In an interview with state television broadcaster ZBC-TV to mark his 93rd birthday, Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe praised Trump, saying that he agrees with Trump’s isolationist position, while encouraging the world to […]

Mugabe shuts door on Mnangagwa

Mugabe shuts door on Mnangagwa

President Robert Mugabe has effectively ruled out his two deputies, Emmerson Mnangagwa and Phelekezela Mphoko, from the succession race, declaring in excerpts of a yet-to-be-aired interview to mark his 93rd birthday, that he would rather cling onto power for now until an “acceptable successor” has been identified. “The majority of […]