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ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Tsvangirai Airlifted from Harare to Johannesburg Hospital

ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Tsvangirai Airlifted from Harare to Johannesburg Hospital

Tsvangirai, who leads a broad coalition of opposition parties, is due to challenge his long-time political foe President Robert Mugabe at an election next year.

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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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ZIMBABWE POLITICS: South Africa to Grant Grace Mugabe Diplomatic Immunity: Government Source

ZIMBABWE POLITICS: South Africa to Grant Grace Mugabe Diplomatic Immunity: Government Source

Other countries in southern Africa that supported South Africa’s ruling ANC in the long struggle against apartheid would also see Grace Mugabe’s prosecution as a betrayal, the source said.

“There would obviously be implications for our relations with Zimbabwe. Sadly the other countries in the region are watching us and how we are going to act,” the source said, asking not to be named. “What is likely to happen is that she will be allowed to go back home, and then we announce that we’ve granted diplomatic immunity and wait for somebody to challenge us.”

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ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Grace Mugabe to Be Charged With Assault in South Africa: Minister

ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Grace Mugabe to Be Charged With Assault in South Africa: Minister

Fikile Mbalula earlier told reporters that 52-year-old Grace Mugabe, a possible successor to her husband, 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe, had cooperated with police. A Zimbabwean intelligence source said Grace Mugabe had been traveling on an ordinary non-diplomatic passport. “She was here on business,” the source told Reuters.

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ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Grace Mugabe Seeks Medical Treatment in South Africa

ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Grace Mugabe Seeks Medical Treatment in South Africa

“I am alone not that I am not married. She is still in pain from the time she got injured by a car that is why she is not here.” President Robert Mugabe says. Mugabe Grace’s leg was reportedly injured as she was about to enter President Mugabe’s chauffer driven limousine when the first family was arriving from Singapore at the Harare International airport.

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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 Admitted in Singapore Hospital

ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Mugabe Admitted in Singapore Hospital

Africa’s oldest ruler at 93, Zimbabwean President Mugabe was last in Singapore in May for what his spokesman Charamba said was treatment for eye problems.

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ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Grace Mugabe: First Lady Grabbing Mazowe Dam

ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Grace Mugabe: First Lady Grabbing Mazowe Dam

The Mugabe family reportedly has more than 10 farms, becoming part of the new land aristocracy ushered in by government’s chaotic land reform programme.

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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: 30% Anjin Investments Diamond Mining Revenues Controlled By Military

ZIMBABWE POLITICS: 30% Anjin Investments Diamond Mining Revenues Controlled By Military

Anjin is a joint venture between Afec, a large construction company which sources say is connected to the military-industrial complex in China.

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TANZANIA POLITICS: Tanzania Budget Tops Three East African Community (EAC)

TANZANIA POLITICS: Tanzania Budget Tops Three East African Community (EAC)

Finance and Planning Minister Philip Mpango presented 31.7tri/- budget, beating by far his Rwanda and Ugandan counterparts, Claver Gatete and Matia Kasaija.

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ZIMBABWE POLITICS: MDC Slams Mugabe Government Choosing Chinese Firm for Voter Registration

ZIMBABWE POLITICS: MDC Slams Mugabe Government Choosing Chinese Firm for Voter Registration

Zimbabwe is due to hold presidential and parliamentary elections next year. Mugabe will be 94 if he stands for re-election, as he has indicated he is likely to.

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ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Agrippa Mutambara Says Repression Under White in Rhodesia Better Than Under Mugabe

ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Agrippa Mutambara Says Repression Under White in Rhodesia Better Than Under Mugabe

Agrippa Mutambara Retired Brigadier General: “The level of oppression we fought against during white minority rule was better than what we are currently experiencing.”

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ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Emmerson Mnangagwa Close to Succeeding Mugabe

ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Emmerson Mnangagwa Close to Succeeding Mugabe

“Inevitably, this self-serving proselytising leads to destination (Emmerson) Mnangagwa,” Biti said in his contribution.

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ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Lesotho King Letsie III to Consult Mugabe on Elections

ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Lesotho King Letsie III to Consult Mugabe on Elections

Lesotho King Letsie III, born David Mohato Bereng Seeiso to consult President Robert Mugabe and members of his inner circle on election management as the mountain kingdom prepares for crunch polls in June this year.

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ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Zanu PF Organisers Are Idiots: Mugabe’s Nephew Patrick Zhuwao Says

ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Zanu PF Organisers Are Idiots: Mugabe’s Nephew Patrick Zhuwao Says

Zhuwao is accused of supporting one of Zanu PF factions, G40 locked in a fight with a rival faction reportedly pushing for Mnangagwa to succeed Mugabe.

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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: Government to Pay Bonuses After Civil Servants Sit-In Protest

ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Government to Pay Bonuses After Civil Servants Sit-In Protest

“The issue we were clamoring for, which is the cash payment of bonuses, has been accepted,” said Raymond Majongwe, Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe.

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