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An attendee at the memorial service held by South African political party, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in honour of the late Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe takes pictures with a wax model of the former president in Soweto, Johannesburg on September 12, 2019. GULSHAN KHAN | AFP

Confusion as Robert Mugabe’s family, government squabble over burial site

Zimbabwe ex-president Robert Mugabe's family and the government squabbled over his burial on Thursday, with the place – and even its date – still unclear after relatives snubbed a plan for him to be entombed at a national monument.
Former President Robert Mugabe’s remains are due to be returned to Zimbabwe on Wednesday and the government has confirmed that his funeral will take place over two days this coming weekend.

Robert Mugabe’s body arrives home for burial in divided Zimbabwe

The body of Zimbabwe's ex-president, Robert Mugabe, arrived home on Wednesday for burial in a country divided over the legacy of a former liberation hero whose 37-year rule was marked by repression and economic ruin.

Grace Mugabe faces new assault charge

Former Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe is facing a new charge of assault, which stems from an incident involving her housekeeper.
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We’ll bring governance to your doorstep – Jide Sanwo-Olu tells Lagosians

Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Thursday reiterated his commitment to bring governance to the doorsteps of Lagos residents if elected as Governor of the State in the 2019 general election.

Robert Mugabe reveals how affair with wife Grace started

Mugabe, while speaking at the funeral of his mother-in-law, revealed that he just grabbed and kissed his then secretary, Grace Marufu, and it marked the beginning of their romantic relationship, reports New Zimbabwe.

Robert Mugabe not happy with pension, says he needs money

Speaking ahead of the elections in which he won't be a presidential candidate for the first time since he won the mandate to lead the southern African country in 1980, Mugabe said he had made inquiries after his resignation.
Former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe ahead of his press conference at his Blue Roof Residence in Harare. Clement Manyathela-EWN.

Robert Mugabe says he will not vote for successor Emmerson Mnangagwa

Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe, who was ousted in November, said Sunday that he would not vote for his successor Emmerson Mnangagwa in the presidential election.

Robert Mugabe to hold press conference on eve of Zimbabwe election

Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe, 94, is to give a surprise press conference Sunday on the eve of the country's first election since he was ousted from office last year, a spokesman said.

Lagos government plans 1,000-man walk against drug abuse

Lagos State government on Tuesday said it has concluded plans to stage a 1,000-man walk against drug abuse and raise awareness on its inherent danger, especially among youths.

Zimbabwe’s President Mnangagwa advised to ‘allow Mugabe to take part in politics’

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly been advised to allow ex-president Robert Mugabe to participate in political activities and support any party the former president chooses as long it is within the conscripts of the law.

Robert Mugabe: South Africa could have done ‘much more’ to save me

Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe says South Africa could have done "much more" to save him politically during last year's military takeover.

Report: Top Zanu-PF official quits to lead pro-Robert Mugabe splinter group

A new party linked to loyalists of former president Robert Mugabe is likely to be led by a top Zanu-PF official who quit last week, reports from Zimbabwe say.

Robert Mugabe hosts private party for his 94th birthday

Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe celebrated his 94th birthday on Saturday with a private black-tie party hosted by his family, three months after he was ousted from power.

Robert Mugabe: My wife cries daily

Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe has revealed that his wife, Grace cries daily, over the harassment she receives, especially over her bogus doctorate degree.

We feared Muammar Gaddafi’s scenario during anti-Robert Mugabe protests – ex-spokesman

An aide to Zimbabwe's former president, Robert Mugabe, has said he feared civilians could "drag out and lynch" the leader in a "Libyan scenario".

Grace Mugabe ‘complains over family, allies’ treatment’ – report

President Robert Mugabe's wife Grace has reportedly complained about how her family, businesses and allies were being treated since the fall of her ageing husband.

The inside story of Robert Mugabe’s downfall

Inside State House in Harare, Robert Mugabe was in the tightest spot of his 37-year rule. Tanks were on the streets and troops had occupied the state broadcaster, from where the army had announced it had taken control of Zimbabwe.

Emmerson Mnangagwa set to take over ZANU-PF party reins

Incoming president Emmerson Mnangagwa is set to chair his first politburo meeting as leader of the ruling ZANU-PF on Thursday following the dismissal of President Robert Mugabe on Sunday.

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