Leaders, supporters pay tribute at state funeral of former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe’s founder Robert Mugabe was honored as an icon, principled leader and African intellectual giant at a state funeral on Saturday, after a week of disputes over his burial threatened to embarrass President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Mugabe led Zimbabwe for 37 years, from independence until he was ousted by the army in November 2017, by which… Read More Leaders, supporters pay tribute at state funeral of former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe

Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe granted immunity, assurance of safety

Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe was granted immunity from prosecution and assured that his safety would be protected in his home country as part of a deal that led to his resignation, sources close to the negotiations said on Thursday. Mugabe, who had led Zimbabwe from independence in 1980, stepped down on Tuesday after the… Read More Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe granted immunity, assurance of safety

Zimbabwe’s ousted vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa to be sworn in as president on November 24

Zimbabwe’s former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa will be sworn in as president on Friday marking a new era for a country dominated by Robert Mugabe whose swift downfall this week ended nearly four decades in power. The ruling ZANU-PF party has nominated Mnangagwa to fill the vacancy left by Mugabe on Tuesday and he will… Read More Zimbabwe’s ousted vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa to be sworn in as president on November 24

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe announces resignation

Robert Mugabe resigned as Zimbabwe’s president on Tuesday a week after the army and his former political allies moved against him, ending four decades of rule by a man who turned from independence hero to archetypal strongman. The 93-year-old had clung on for a week after an army takeover and expulsion from his own ruling… Read More Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe announces resignation

Zimbabwean Parliament begins impeachment process against President Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe’s parliament began an impeachment process against President Robert Mugabe on Tuesday that looks set to bring his domination of a country he has ruled since independence nearly four decades ago to an ignominious end. In the last week, the 93-year old has clung on in the face of an army takeover that shattered his… Read More Zimbabwean Parliament begins impeachment process against President Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe ruling party ZANU-PF set to dismiss ousted President Robert Mugabe as its leader

Zimbabwe’s ruling party will dismiss 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe as its leader on Sunday and kick him out, stripping its ruler for the last 37 years of one of his final vestiges of authority, the head of the liberation war veterans said. Speaking as he walked into an extraordinary meeting of ZANU-PF’s central committee, Chris… Read More Zimbabwe ruling party ZANU-PF set to dismiss ousted President Robert Mugabe as its leader

Zimbabwe military seizes political power, gives assurance that President Robert Mugabe and family safe and sound

Zimbabwe’s military said it had seized power in a targeted assault on criminals around President Robert Mugabe who were causing social and economic suffering, but gave assurances the 93-year-old leader and his family were safe and sound. Zimbabwean soldiers and armored vehicles blocked roads to the main government offices, parliament and the courts in central… Read More Zimbabwe military seizes political power, gives assurance that President Robert Mugabe and family safe and sound