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Military Seizes Power In Zimbabwe – But Denies Coup Against Mugabe

Zimbabwe’s military seized power in the early hours of Wednesday, targeting “criminals” around President Robert Mugabe but gave assurances on national television that the 93-year-old leader and his family were “safe and sound”. It is understood that Mugabe and his family remain in military detention in Zimbabwe, 12 hours after the military declared on national […]

Tension In Zimbabwe As Military Steps In To Secure Mugabe Amidst Coup Rumours

On Wednesday morning, Zimbabwe’s army takes over the national broadcast, creating more tension in the African country as military vehicles storm the streets of the Zimbabwean capital, Harare, while lengthy gunfire was heard near the presidential house. The Zimbabwean military addressed the country live on ZBC, saying the action was not “a military takeover of […]

Zimbabwe’s Grace Mugabe Says Model Was The One Who Attacked Her With Knife

Zimbabwe’s First Lady, Grace Mugabe, has denied assaulting South African model Gabriella Engels with an electric cable in a Johannesburg hotel suite last month, saying an “intoxicated and unhinged” Engels attacked her with a knife. In a previously unreported Aug. 17 deposition seen exclusively by Reuters, Mugabe countered 20-year-old Engels’ version, portraying herself as the […]

Robert Mugabe Appoints His Daughter, Bona Mugabe To Zimbabwe’s Censorship Board

Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe’s only daughter, Bona Mugabe-Chikore, has been appointed to the country’s censorship board. Police spokesperson Charity Charamba will also serve on the 11-member board appointed by Home Affairs Minister Ignatious Chombo, along with representatives of church groups, the legal and accounting professions and traditional leaders, reports the BBC. Mrs Mugabe-Chikore studied in […]

Robert Mugabe Flown To Singapore For Treatment

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, 93, has traveled to Singapore to receive medical treatment, state media reported on Tuesday. According to The Herald, Mr. Mugabe left Zimbabwe on Monday to receive a “routine medical check-up” in Singapore. He is scheduled to return on Saturday for the burial of former Zimbabwean Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku. AFP reports […]

Robert Mugabe Debuts New Hair Cut

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe debuted a new hairdo on Wednesday at the burial of a former solider. Many believe it’s the first time he has shaved off all his hair as well as his characteristic toothbrush moustache. Some have said that the hairdo makes him look younger, but others are wondering what the fuss is […]

Zimbabwe’s First Lady Says They Will Present Robert Mugabe’s Corpse For Election As Electoral Candidate If He Dies

Grace Mugabe has been giving a speech at a campaign rally as she continues to position herself as her husband’s potential successor as leader. She has reportedly offered to field 92-year-old Robert Mugabe’s corpse as an election candidate to demonstrate Zimbabweans’ affection for him. “If Mugabe dies, we will field his corpse as a candidate […]

150 Cows To Be Killed At Mugabe’s 93rd Birthday

Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party has started fundraising for President Robert Mugabe’s 93rd birthday celebrations later this month. The birthday organisers say they want 150 head of cattle to feed revellers. The state-run Herald newspaper quotes MP Never Khanye as saying donations are voluntary but that large-scale farmers in Matabeleland South, where the celebrations will be […]