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April 6, 2018

WATCH: MNANGAGWA PRESIDENCY IS ILLEGAL, SAYS MUGABE

Robert Mugabe ruled Zimbabwe from independence in the 1980s until he stepped down under pressure from the military last year.

Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe says he never thought the country’s new leader Emmerson Mnangagwa would turn against him.

Mugabe ruled Zimbabwe from independence in the 1980s until he stepped down under pressure from the military last year.

Speaking during a press conference on Thursday night, Mugabe described his removal as a “coup”.

He says Mnangagwa assumed the presidency illegally.

“I don’t hate Emmerson. I brought him into government. I want to work with him, but he must be proper. He is improper where he is, [...]

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March 8, 2018

Listeria outbreak: SA neighbours ban meat exports

Four countries in southern Africa on Monday took steps against South African chilled meat imports made at a factory found to be the origin of the world’s worst-ever listeria outbreak.

Mozambique and Namibia announced they were immediately suspending imports of the products. Botswana said it was recalling the items “with immediate effect”, while Zambia called on South African retail chains in its country to pull the incriminated goods from local shelves.

Since January 2017, 948 people in South Africa have contracted listeriosis – a disease caused by bacteria from soil, water, vegetation and animal faeces which can contaminate fresh food, notably [...]

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March 2, 2018

‘Angry and bitter’ Mugabe says Mnangagwa ‘must apologise’

A bitter Robert Mugabe says new President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his allies should apologise for last year’s military operation that ousted him from power – and he doesn’t think Zanu-PF will win this year’s polls.

Mugabe made the comments at a private party held for him on Saturday at his Harare mansion to celebrate his 94th birthday.

“They must accept and apologise that what they did was wrong,” the private Standard newspaper quoted Mugabe as telling guests, who included ex-members of Mugabe’s former cabinet.

Can they be trusted again?

He revealed that the ruling party still wanted to work with him ahead of elections due in July, [...]

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February 5, 2018

Mnangagwa says Zim is open for business

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has portrayed Zimbabwe as welcoming investors from around the world, highlighting that his administration was re-integrating white commercial farmers to boost agricultural productivity and insisting that there would be no immunity for members of the previous administration headed by Robert Mugabe.

This was the gist of Mnangagwa’s 30-minute insight interview at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos yesterday.

Zimbabwe – which can expect economic growth of 1percent this year, according to the African Development Bank and the International Monetary Fund – is desperate for international capital and is banking on the [...]

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