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ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Mugabe Warns Trump, ‘No Nation Should Be Allowed to Bully Others’

ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Mugabe Warns Trump, ‘No Nation Should Be Allowed to Bully Others’

“Some of us were,” Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe said, pausing for emphasis, “embarrassed, if not frightened, by what appeared to be the return of the biblical Giant Gold Goliath”.

“Are we having a return of Goliath to our midst, who threatens the extinction of other countries?” he asked, triggering applause in the hall as two junior US diplomats listened expressionless. And may I say to the United States president, Mr Trump, please blow your trumpet – blow your trumpet in a musical way towards the values of unity, peace, co-operation, togetherness, dialogue, which we have always stood for and which are well-writ in our very sacred document, the Charter of the United Nations.”

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ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Pastor Evan Mawarire Arrested for Criticising Mugabe

ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Pastor Evan Mawarire Arrested for Criticising Mugabe

Activist pastor Evan Mawarire was already due to face trial of subversion over the 2016 protests at a High Court trial on Monday.

“He is due to appear in court tomorrow on subversion charges emanating from last year. So we really don’t know how the state will proceed,” said lawyer Harrison Nkomo.

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ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Lavished! Here’s Grace Mugabe $8m Rented Property

ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Lavished! Here’s Grace Mugabe $8m Rented Property

In Harare, Robert Mugabe’s wife has also acquired another property in the plush suburb of Hellensvale for $4,5 million. The real-estate deal between Grace’s family and a local resident Jan Teede and his wife Fiona Campbell has been finalised. It is unclear where Grace Robert and her family are getting such large sums of money. Their known loss-making businesses and meagre official incomes are unlikely to fund this. President Robert Mugabe says he earns $12 000 per month, a salary which makes him “the poorest president in the world”, according to Grace. Grace Mugabe has been splurging millions of dollars despite the fact that her family’s only known business, a dairy company, has been loss-making since 2013.

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USA POLITICS: Robert Mugabe Applauds Trump for Defeating ‘Cruel’ Hillary Clinton

USA POLITICS: Robert Mugabe Applauds Trump for Defeating ‘Cruel’ Hillary Clinton

President Robert Mugabe says, “We don’t know much about the new President Trump; some say he is impulsive, he does not think straight. Some say he is crazy, we don’t know. But I personally say, ah, even if he was so crazy, he still did us a favour by getting rid of that other woman (Clinton) who was meant to succeed (former US President Barack Obama). He did us a lot of good because she was going to bring more sanctions on us with her hatred on the President; very, very vicious hatred she has towards Zimbabwe.”

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ZIMBABWE POLITICS: ‘Name Your Successor’: Grace Mugabe to Robert Mugabe

ZIMBABWE POLITICS: ‘Name Your Successor’: Grace Mugabe to Robert Mugabe

Mugabe is ZANU-PF’s presidential candidate for 2018 election, his last under the constitution. He will be 99 years if he wins and completes five-year term.

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ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Evicted White Farmers Dispute Government Compensation Claims

ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Evicted White Farmers Dispute Government Compensation Claims

Zimbabwe grabbed world headlines in 2000 when supporters of 93-year-old Mugabe invaded white-owned farms and evicted their owners, often violently.

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ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Mugabe Donates $1m to African Union

ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Mugabe Donates $1m to African Union

“Africa needs to finance its own programmes. Institutions like the AU cannot rely on donor funding as the model is not sustainable,” Mugabe said in comments broadcast on Zimbabwe’s state television.

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ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Tsvangirai, Mujuru to Challenge Mugabe

ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Tsvangirai, Mujuru to Challenge Mugabe

Morgan Tsvangirai and Joice Mujuru would seek to form coalition government to bring political change. President Robert Mugabe has run Zimbabwe since 1980.

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ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Opposition Parties Demand UN-Conducted Vote, Police Out in Force

ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Opposition Parties Demand UN-Conducted Vote, Police Out in Force

Zimbabwe is due to hold its next presidential and parliamentary election by July 2018. Mugabe has been endorsed as the ruling party’s presidential candidate.

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ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Evan Mawarire Denied Bail

ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Evan Mawarire Denied Bail

Evan Mawarire – whose #ThisFlag movement led the biggest anti-government rallies in a decade in 2016 – is also charged with inciting violence and insulting the national flag.

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ZIMBABWE POLITICS: 17 October Mugabe Will Die, Says Arrested Pastor Patrick Mugadza

ZIMBABWE POLITICS: 17 October Mugabe Will Die, Says Arrested Pastor Patrick Mugadza

Patrick Mugadza, a preacher, told journalists last week that he had received a prophecy from God that Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe would die on Oct. 17.

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ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Mugabe Offers Hint At Retirement

ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Mugabe Offers Hint At Retirement

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe who has ruled Zimbabwe for 36 years, hinted at his possible retirement, but said he would leave office on his own terms.

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ZIMBABWE: Moyo And Mnangagwa Trade Barbs

ZIMBABWE: Moyo And Mnangagwa Trade Barbs

Moyo, a senior ZANU-PF official, said in a public statement that Mnangagwa was illegally using the anti-graft commission to further his political career.

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ZIMBABWE: Robert Mugabe Is African Hero: Here’s Why

ZIMBABWE: Robert Mugabe Is African Hero: Here’s Why

The world thought Mugabe would be another leader who would champion Western interests. The glaring inconsistency in its policy has made the West a joke.

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ZIMBABWE: No ‘Arab Spring’ In Zimbabwe – Mugabe Warns

ZIMBABWE: No ‘Arab Spring’ In Zimbabwe – Mugabe Warns

“They are thinking that what happened in the Arab Spring is going to happen in this country but we tell them that it is not going to happen here,” Mugabe.

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