Tag: Old Age

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 […]

MDC-T, Matobo community fume over Mugabe’s birthday

MDC-T leader, Morgan Tsvangirai has joined other opposition parties and civic groups in protesting against President Robert Mugabe’s plans to celebrate his 93rd birthday in Matobo, a few kilometres from Bhalagwe, where scores of victims of the Gukurahundi massacres lie in shallow graves. MDC-T provincial youth assembly chairperson, Lindiwe Maphosa […]

Malema savages ‘grandpa’ Mugabe

Malema savages ‘grandpa’ Mugabe

Firebrand South African opposition Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader, Julius Malema, yesterday blasted President Robert Mugabe, saying his continued stay in power was not good for Zimbabwe, Sadc and “the African revolution project”. Malema, who is often described as an ideologue taking after Mugabe, told journalists in Braamfontein, South Africa, […]