Tag: Successor

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 […]

‘It’s not my duty to name my successor,’ says Mugabe

‘It’s not my duty to name my successor,’ says Mugabe

President Robert Mugabe, 93, has reportedly engaged the Minister of War Veterans Tshinga Dube over the succession issue, telling him that he had not named his successor “as that was the prerogative of the Congress”. Dube recently urged Mugabe to name or groom his successor in-order to put a stop to the […]

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 […]

Is Joice Mujuru the right replacement for Mugabe?

Is Joice Mujuru the right replacement for Mugabe?

“You have to feel bad and sorry” for victims of Robert Mugabe’s “secret army”, says Zimbabwe’s former VP, Joice Mujuru. Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe, has ruled for more than 36 years. During his long reign, Mugabe’s government has been accused of numerous human rights violations, including the killing of thousands […]