Tag: Old Age

Mugabe flies in, jets out

Mugabe flies in, jets out

President Robert Mugabe yesterday made a stop-over in Harare from Singapore where he had gone for medical attention, but immediately left for Ghana early this morning. Mugabe, the only leader Zimbabwe has known since majority rule from Britain 37 years ago, will be attending the West African country’s 60th independence […]

Mugabe in fresh health scare

Mugabe in fresh health scare

President Robert Mugabe reportedly sneaked out of the country early yesterday for medical check-up in Singapore, with his entire family having already left on Monday, top government sources told NewsDay. First Lady Grace reportedly flew out of Harare on Monday to organise a charter flight for the 93-year-old leader, who […]

Tsenengamu stands his ground on Mugabe’s retirement

Tsenengamu stands his ground on Mugabe’s retirement

Former Zanu PF Mashonaland Central youth chairperson, Godfrey Tsenengamu, who is facing charges of subverting a constitutionally-elected government, insists President Robert Mugabe must retire to make way for his deputy, Emerson Mnangagwa, arguing such utterances have nothing to do with toppling the 93-year-old leader from power. Tsenengamu said his remarks […]

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 […]