Politics

‘Blanket ban on demos, unconstitutional’

A blanket ban on demonstrations violates citizens’ rights to protest as provided for in the Constitution of Zimbabwe, a lawyer has said. Esau Mandipa, a legal practitioner and law lecturer at Midlands State University says there is a need to balance law and order to allow people to exercise their constitutional rights. Mandipa noted that political parties, unions and individuals ...

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Grace Mugabe to make a graceful exit from politics?

The future of former First Lady, Grace Mugabe, who arguably created more enemies than friends during her husband’s last days in office, now hangs in the balance. The demise of the former president, Robert Mugabe, the man from whom Grace drew power and protection, leaves his wife now exposed. Grace, who during the greater part of husband’s presidency had been ...

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Zanu-PF lines up events to celebrate Mugabe’s life

ZANU-PF has lined up a number of events to celebrate the life of the nation’s founding father former, President Robert Mugabe, until the day of the burial at the national Heroes Acre. President Mnangagwa yesterday gave an overture of the demise of the late icon and founding father of the nation Robert Mugabe during the politburo meeting held at Zanu ...

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UK, US wanted South Africa to help remove Mugabe from power

Former South African President Thabo Mbeki has used the KwaZulu-Natal African National Congress (ANC)’s memorial service of the late former Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe to recount how the British and American governments once sought his assistance to remove him from power. Mbeki said that he refused even after mounting pressure on him. The former president said that his refusal was ...

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Mugabe was offered refugee status

The late former Zimbabwean strongman Robert Mugabe was offered a place of refugee by various Presidents after the November 2017 coup his nephew Patrick Zhuwao says. Writing on his website Zhuwao said, “During the November 2017 coup some friendly heads of states had offered President Mugabe refuge but he declined the offers saying he wanted to dies in Zimbabwe.” Speaking ...

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Mugabe’s funeral fuels tensions due to traditional beliefs, rituals

As public wakes for late Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe have drawn to a close, traditional chiefs are demanding the body be buried according to spiritual traditions. Those requests have been part of a dispute over the final burial of Mugabe, who died September 6 almost two years after a coup ended his increasingly autocratic 37-year rule. He died during a ...

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‘Dr Magombeyi’s ‘abduction’ the work of a third force’

GOVERNMENT on Tuesday said the abduction of Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors’ Association (ZHDA) acting president Dr Peter Magombeyi could be the work of a third force out to tarnish the country’s human rights image at a time when a top United Nations official is expected to jet into the country. In a statement in the morning, Foreign Affairs and International Trade ...

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Chief Zvimba blasts Mugabe’s nephew

Chief Zvimba has blasted some relatives of former President Robert Mugabe who are trying to politicise his burial while tainting President Mnangagwa’s name. Speaking to The Herald on the sidelines of a farewell ceremony at Murombedzi Growth Point yesterday, Chief Zvimba said the former President was not a chief, but belonged to the Zvimba royal family. “Mugabe belonged to the ...

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Chiwenga to kick out Mnangagwa?

Recuperating Vice President, Rtd General Constantino Chiwenga, is reportedly going to use the country’s dreaded Joint Operations Command (JOC), to forcefully kick out President Emmerson Mnangagwa from office, and is said to be polishing the nitty-gritties of the plan from China together with a coterie of generals in government, who now want Mnangagwa gone without further delay, Spotlight Zimbabwe, has been ...

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The scourge of stage-managed abductions

In the middle of the busy national schedule of the body viewing and funeral service for the former President, the late Robert Mugabe over the weekend word filtered over the social media that Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) leader, Dr Peter Magombeyi had been allegedly abducted by three masked men on Saturday. The social media speculation mill went into overdrive ...

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