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Zimbabwe opposition threatens to boycott July 30 election

Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa, has threatened to boycott the July 30 elections if there is no agreement between the independent election agency and political parties on ballot papers.
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Zimbabwe army vows neutrality in election

Zimbabwe's military vowed on Wednesday to stay neutral in upcoming elections, dismissing suggestions it would deploy service personnel to influence national polls scheduled for July 30.

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.

Zimbabwean legislator resigns in protest over Robert Mugabe’s ouster

A legislator, Ambrose Mutinhiri, has become the first ruling Zanu-PF party member to voluntarily resign as a legislator in protest over Robert Mugabe’s ouster following a military intervention.

Zimbabwean activists challenge legality of Emmerson Mnangagwa’s presidency in court

Zimbabwean activists have reportedly dragged President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his deputy, Constantino Chiwenga, to the country's constitutional court, challenging their rise to power by forcing former president Robert Mugabe to resign.

South Africa knew what Zimbabwe military was up to – Robert Mugabe ex-spokesperson

South Africa’s defence forces were kept constantly updated on the Zimbabwean military operation that removed Robert Mugabe from power, the former president’s spokesperson has said.

Zimbabwe army ends military operation that toppled Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe’s army has announced the end of the ‘Operation Restore Legacy’, which toppled president Robert Mugabe in November.

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.

Zimbabwe police, army to patrol together after Robert Mugabe ouster

Zimbabwe’s police and army will stage joint patrols as the country returns to normal after an army takeover that led to Robert Mugabe's resignation, the authorities announced Monday.

Robert Mugabe ‘had overstayed the hospitality of Zimbabweans’ – Zanu-PF

Zanu-PF has reportedly welcomed the resignation of President Robert Mugabe, saying that he had overstayed in his position as leader of the country.

I won’t stand in the way of Zimbabwean people and Zanu-PF – Emmerson Mnangagwa

Zimbabwe’s ousted deputy president Emmerson Mnangagwa on Tuesday said that the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF)’s intervention was "aimed at preserving the ethos of our struggle against British Colonialism".

Zimbabwean students rage against defiant Robert Mugabe

Branding President Robert Mugabe a dark force who threatened their future, several hundred Zimbabwean students on Monday added their voices to the clamour for the 93-year-old autocrat to quit.

Crunch talks as Robert Mugabe and generals thrash out his exit

Zimbabwean army generals will pile further pressure on President Robert Mugabe to resign Sunday after tens of thousands of overjoyed protesters celebrated the apparent end of his 37-year regime.

Grace’s allies ‘fished out’ from Mugabe’s Borrowdale mansion – report

Two leaders of Zanu-PF's Generation 40 (G40) faction – Political Commissar Saviour Kasukuwere and Higher Education Minister Jonathan Moyo - have reportedly been arrested by the army.

Ousted ex-Zimbabwean VP Emmerson Mnangagwa ‘to lead transitional govt’ in proposed deal – report

A report on Thursday said that "a deal has been proposed that former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa should lead a transitional government that will be constituted of stakeholders from other political parties" in Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwean priest mediating potential Robert Mugabe exit – report

A Catholic priest is mediating a potential political exit for Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, although the 93-year-old is insisting he can only be removed via a party leadership vote, political and intelligence sources said on Thursday.

Zimbabwe’s Morgan Tsvangirai, war vets leader Christopher Mutsvangwa fly back home ‘for negotiations’

Zimbabwe's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Morgan Tsvangirai and war veterans leader Christopher Mutsvangwa reportedly flew back home from South Africa on Wednesday.

Zimbabwe state radio resumes some of its normal programming

Zimbabwe's state radio resumed some of its normal programming shortly after noon on Wednesday.

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