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After Elections, Zimbabwe Government’s Legitimacy

Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Zimbabwe rsquo;s disputed elections have reinforced political divisions as the Constitutional Court hears an opposition challenge of the results. The military crackdown on opposition protesters highlights the urgency of reform if the government is to preserve stability and, by extension, its re-e ...

Did “The Crocodile” Steal Zimbabwe’s Election?

Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Did ldquo;The Crocodile rdquo;, Zimbabwe rsquo;s President and former National Intelligence chief Mnangagwa steal the 2018 election? While no can say for sure outside of those party loyalists on the Election Commission appointed by President Mnangagwa, it sure looks that way. To start with Zimba ...

Tensions Rise Ahead of Zimbabwe’s Elections

Friday, July 27, 2018
On 30 July Zimbabwe will hold elections. For the first time since independence Robert Mugabe is not a candidate. His successor presents himself as a reformer ndash; but many doubt the polls will be clean. The opposition warns that Zimbabweans will not tolerate another stolen election. ...

No Son Of A Woman But A Lady Could Have Tumbledmugabe

Thursday, November 30, 2017
Former President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe finally gave up power after 37 years because he fell into the bosom of his wife. As one of those quotes attributed to him: one woman rsquo;s mango in the mouth of a man is worth two on her chest. He got carried away in his old age plotting his successio ...

Parliament Statement on Latest Developments in Zimbabwe

Thursday, November 23, 2017
The Presiding Officers of the South African Parliament note the decision of Mr. Robert Mugabe to tender his resignation as President of Zimbabwe. This should assist with the peaceful transition to a new leadership. We also commend the restraint displayed by key institutions and ordinary citi ...

Sunrise in Zimbabwe and the heartache of President Mugabe

Thursday, November 23, 2017
What a tumultuous end to an era I am not sure it was foul and if it was, whether it was fair foul. In politics as in football, fair and foul can be emotive judgements depending on the jersey you fancy or the stand where you find yourself.What is not in doubt here is that the tackle was hard and ...

Mugabe’s Successor, Mnangagwa Returns From Exile

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Zimbabwe rsquo;s former vice-president, whose sacking sparked events leading to the shock resignation of long-time leader Robert Mugabe, will be sworn in as the new president on Friday, state TV says. Emmerson Mnangagwa, who fled to South Africa two weeks ago, had arrived back in the country ...

Mugabe Resigns

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
ROBERT Mugabe resigned as president of Zimbabwe Tuesday, parliament speaker Jacob Mudenda announced, bringing the curtain down on a 37-year reign. Mugabe was swept from power as his autocratic rule crumbled within days of a military takeover. ldquo;I Robert Gabriel Mugabe in terms of se ...
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