Tag: Zimbabwe Coup

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe says never thought Mnangagwa would turn against him

Zimbabwe’s former leader Robert Mugabe said he never thought new President Emmerson Mnangagwa would turn against him and denounced Mnangagwa’s move to oust him last year as a coup, in an interview...

Zimbabwe military chief looks set for vice presidency

The head of Zimbabwe’s military looks set to be appointed vice president as the government said on Monday he would retire pending “redeployment” in what is seen as a reward for leading...

Op-Ed: After Mugabe: why the role of Zimbabwe’s army can’t be trusted

Yvonne Rowa, University of Adelaide Former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s forced resignation invites a re-examination of the military’s role in political affairs. While a professional military is typically expected to refrain from politics,...

Will Mnangagwa usher in a new democracy? The view from Zimbabwe

Nic Cheeseman |University of Birmingham Zimbabwe has a new leader. Robert Mugabe is out. His former ally turned rival, Emmerson Mnangagwa, is in. What now? After ecstatic celebrations to mark Mugabe’s resignation thoughts have...

Mnangagwa the “Crocodile” to be sworn in as Zimbabwe’s president

Emmerson Mnangagwa will cap a stunning political comeback when he is sworn in as Zimbabwe’s president on Friday, bringing the final curtain down on the 37-year rule of Robert Mugabe. Mugabe, 93, who...

Mugabe granted immunity, assured of safety in Zimbabwe: sources

Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe was granted immunity from prosecution and assured that his safety would be protected in his home country as part of a deal that led to his resignation,...

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa to return home today – ZANU-PF official

Zimbabwe’s former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is expected to be sworn in as president following the resignation of Robert Mugabe, will return home on Wednesday, ruling party ZANU-PF official Larry Mavhima...

All eyes on the ‘Crocodile’ as Zimbabwe’s Mugabe resigns

When Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe sacked his vice president in front of 12,000 baying party members in 2014, Emmerson Mnangagwa sat quietly in the crowd, a green baseball cap pulled low over...
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