Tag Archives: Zimbabwe

Mugabe ‘let wife Grace usurp power’

Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party is set to begin impeachment proceedings against President Robert Mugabe, on charges he “allowed his wife to usurp constitutional power.” The motion is now due to be presented to parliament on Tuesday. Senior party member Paul Mangawana said the process could take as little as two days to complete, and President Mugabe could be removed by ...

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Robert Mugabe vows to stay as president despite pressure

Zimbabwe’s embattled leader Robert Mugabe has vowed to stay in power for several weeks, despite intensifying pressure on him to stand down. In a live TV address, Mr Mugabe said he would preside over the ruling party’s congress in December. The Zanu-PF earlier sacked him as party leader, and gave him less than 24 hours to resign as president or ...

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Mugabe to meet with army chief on his future

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe is to meet army chiefs amid intense pressure for him to step down. Mediation will be led by a Catholic priest, state TV said. Mr Mugabe has largely been confined to his house since the army took over on Wednesday. The governing Zanu-PF party is also meeting to discuss whether to dismiss their founder and long-term ...

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Thousands celebrate ‘end of Mugabe era’ in Zimbabwe

Jubilant scenes are unfolding on the streets of Zimbabwean cities, as protests demanding the resignation of President Robert Mugabe have turned into a celebration of the army’s role in ending his grip on power. BBC correspondents say protesters in the capital, Harare, are hugging and cheering soldiers in the crowd. One demonstrator told the BBC the day was “about a ...

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Protesters to hold mass anti-Mugabe rally

Protesters are due to march in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare to demand the resignation of President Robert Mugabe. The rally is supported by the military which staged a takeover on Wednesday. Regional branches of the ruling Zanu-PF party as well as war veterans – who until now were loyal to the president – are also saying Mr Mugabe should quit. Mr ...

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Mugabe ‘resisting calls to resign’

Zimbabwe’s long-time President Robert Mugabe is reportedly refusing to step down immediately, despite growing calls for his resignation. The 93-year-old was put under house arrest during a military takeover on Wednesday, amid a power struggle over who would succeed him. The military said on Friday it was “engaging” with Mr Mugabe. It also said progress had been made in targeting ...

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Mugabe’s legacy, dignity must be protected – Rawlings

As Zimbabwe’s president, Robert Mugabe’s time in power appears to be winding down amid political turmoil and a seeming military takeover, former President Jerry Rawlings is mindful of what he calls the long-time ruler’s “unassailable” legacy. President Mugabe’s 37 years in charge of Zimbabwe are likely to be remembered for the disastrous management of the economy, but Mr. Rawlings has highlighted ...

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Zimbabwe latest: Mugabe in crunch talks over his future

Zimbabwe’s long-time president Robert Mugabe is holding talks with South African negotiators over his future. Envoys from the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) are trying to reach a deal on the future of Zimbabwe and the man who has led the country for 37 years. Mr Mugabe, 93, was put under house arrest on Wednesday after the army moved to ...

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Zimbabwe awaits next steps after military takeover

Zimbabweans are waiting to see what steps the military will take next after seizing control of the country. President Robert Mugabe is said to be confined to his home in Harare but unconfirmed reports says his wife Grace, who was bidding to succeed him as president, has fled to Namibia. The military’s action followed the sacking of Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa, ...

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Zimbabwe crisis: Army seizes broadcaster but denies coup

Zimbabwe’s military has read out a statement after taking over the national broadcaster, ZBC, saying it has taken action to “target criminals.” However, it said this was not “a military takeover of government” and President Robert Mugabe was safe. Heavy gunfire and artillery were heard in northern suburbs of the capital, Harare, early on Wednesday. Zimbabwe’s envoy to South Africa, ...

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