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Robert Mugabe’s family pushes back against government burial plan

The family of Zimbabwe founder Robert Mugabe is pushing back against the government`s plan to bury him at the National Heroes Acre monument in Harare and wants him to be buried in his home village instead, three relatives told Reuters.
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Zimbabwe vice president flown to China for medical

Zimbabwean Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has been flown to China for medical treatment, a presidential spokesman said on Monday.
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Zimbabwe’s vice-president Constantino Chiwenga seriously ill

Zimbabwe’s Vice President Constantino Chiwenga is receiving treatment in South Africa, the second time in four months, after falling ill last week, a privately owned newspaper reported on Monday.

Zimbabwe leader angered by video of security forces’ abuse

Zimbabwe's president on Monday said he was "appalled" by a televised report showing abuses by security forces in a continuing crackdown.
Zimbabwe police fired teargas to disperse a crowd queuing for bread at a shopping centre near central Harare [Philimon Bulawayo-Reuters]

Zimbabwe troops accused of ‘systematic torture’ of protesters

A government-appointed human rights group in Zimbabwe has accused soldiers of using "systematic torture" in a crackdown on protests.

Zimbabwe president cuts short foreign tour over protests

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa broke off a foreign tour Sunday, saying he wanted his country "calm, stable and working again" as criticism grew over a brutal crackdown in response to protests.

Zimbabwe yet to set date for President-elect Mnangagwa’s inauguration – spokesman

Zimbabwean presidential spokesperson George Charamba has said the date for President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa’s inauguration will be set after the government is sure that there will not be any petition challenging the July 30 election result in court.
Zimbabwean opposition leader Nelson Chamisa (C,L) of the Movement for Democratic Change Alliance (MDC) speaks during a press conference at the MDC headquarters in Harare, on July 25, 2018 ahead of Zimbabwe's presidential election. Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa on July 25 said Zimbabwe's presidential election was set to be fraudulent and accused election authorities of bias, but said his MDC party would not boycott the vote. The vote on July 30 is "on path to be determined as a fraud election," he said, adding that the Zimbabwe Election Commission was "biased and has lost the confidence of the people of Zimbabwe./ AFP PHOTO / Zinyange AUNTONY

Zimbabwe opposition leader Nelson Chamisa says won presidential election

Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader Nelson Chamisa said on Thursday that he had won the presidential election, and President Emmerson Mnangagwa knew he had lost otherwise the results would have been announced by now.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa gives a speech at the ZANU-PF rally at the White City Stadium in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe Saturday. Shortly after his speech ended, there was an explosion. CLAIRE HARBAGE | NPR

Zimbabwe leader Mnangagwa visits injured blast victims

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has visited victims of the Bulawayo explosion that rocked Zanu-PF’s rally where he narrowly escaped death.
Smoke fills the stage following an explosion at a Zanu pf rally in Bulawayo, Saturday, June, 23, 2018. An explosion rocked a stadium where Zimbabwe’s president was addressing a campaign rally on Saturday, with state media calling it an assassination attempt but saying he was not hurt and was evacuated from the scene. Witnesses said several people were injured, including a vice president. (Associated Press)

Minister: At least 15 injured in Zimbabwe explosion

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa said Saturday he narrowly survived an attempt on his life after a blast at a party rally that injured two of his vice-presidents and several party officials.
Injured people are evacuated after an explosion at the stadium in Bulawayo where Zimbabwe President just addressed a rally on June 23, 2018.An AFP correspondent reported multiple injuries but could not immediately give a precise toll after a blast at a ruling ZANU-PF party rally today. Images broadcast on Zimbabwean TV showed scenes of chaos and medics fighting to save those wounded by the blast at the White City stadium in the country's second city Bulawayo. / AFP PHOTO / KEN MAUR / Zimbabwe OUT / DO NOT USE ON TWITTER

Blast rocks Zimbabwe President Mnangagwa’s rally

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa said he survived an attempt on his life after a blast at a party rally Saturday, while one of his vice-presidents and several other party officials were wounded.

Zimbabwe rejects US claims on upcoming elections

The Zimbabwean government on Monday said it had taken adequate executive measures to ensure free, fair and credible elections set for July 30 this year.

Robert Mugabe: President Mnangagwa ‘never invited me to attend Independence celebrations’

Former Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe, 94, has reportedly denied reports that he rejected an invitation from President Emmerson Mnangagwa to attend this year's Independence celebrations.

Unreasonable wage demands, strikes threaten economic recovery – Zimbabwean government

Zimbabwe warned on Thursday that a string of strikes threatened efforts to revive the economy after the ousting of Robert Mugabe, as a stand-off with striking nurses deepened.

Report: Zimbabwe’s Emmerson Mnangagwa rejects presidential debate

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa's spokesperson has reportedly said that the veteran politician would not be drawn into a public presidential debate with his rival Nelson Chamisa ahead of a crunch election this year.

Robert Mugabe yet to move out of official residence after five months

Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe has yet to move out of an official residence in Harare five months after he was ousted from power, an official said Thursday.

Zimbabwe parliament to summon Robert Mugabe over missing $15 billion worth of diamonds

The Zimbabwean Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy said it will summon former President Robert Mugabe to explain how about 15 billion U.S. dollars worth of diamonds was siphoned out of Marange diamond fields.

Reports: Robert Mugabe and wife Grace ‘refuse to vacate state house’

Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe still has the keys to an official residence more than four months after he was forced to retire, a spokesperson has claimed.

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