News - grace mugabe

Zimbabwe Investigates Grace Mugabe’s Degree

3 months ago /
International News 

Zimbabwe's anti-corruption agency has launched an investigation into whether the former first lady grace Mugabe fraudulently obtained a doctorate degree. Mugabe undertook research into children's homes, according to state-run newspaper the herald. She was awarded the PHD just months after enrolling at the university when doctorates typically require years of full-time...

Power Slips From Mugabe As Military Steps In

5 months ago /
International News 

Zimbabwe’s military appeared to be in control of the country Wednesday as generals denied staging a coup but used state television to vow to target “criminals” close to President Robert Mugabe. Mugabe’s decades-long grip on power was dramatically weakened as military vehicles blocked roads outside the parliament in Harare and senior...

Man in court for saying ‘President Mugabe is too old to rule’

2 years ago /
International News  Oddities 

A Zimbabwean policeman has appeared in court after calling 92-year-old President Robert Mugabe “too old to rule” and accusing his wife of being a prostitute, local media reported Wednesday. Thompson Joseph Mloyi, 44, did not enter a plea at a magistrate’s court in Harare over remarks he allegedly made at a...

Zimbabwe's President, Mugabe, Says Handover Power Speculations Are 'Foolish' And 'Idiotic'

3 years ago /
International News 

Zimbabwe’s veteran President Robert Mugabe on Wednesday slapped down speculation he would step down as “foolish” and “idiotic” as he sought to retain control of his ruling ZANU-PF party. Speaking on the second day of a key elective congress, the 90-year-old tore into Vice President and one-time heir apparent Joice Mujuru. “I...

Zimbabwe Vice President, Mujuru, Ousted From Party In Succession War

3 years ago /
International News  Politics 

Zimbabwe's Vice-President Joyce Mujuru has been barred by the ruling Zanu-PF party from serving on its powerful central committee, state media reports. She had failed to win nomination after being linked to a plot to oust President Robert Mugabe, The Herald newspaper reports. Mrs Mujuru's fall from grace damages her chances of one...