Robert Mugabe

Victorious Mugabe vows to step up transfer of wealth

Robert Mugabe

Fresh from its landslide election victory, President Robert Mugabe's party said it would intensify the transfer of economic wealth to black Zimbabweans and overhaul the country's "British" education system.

Thursday, 8 August, 2013, 4:07am

Lobbyists for lifting Zimbabwe embargo charged

Anti-Mugabe slogans and campaign posters in Harare. Photo: AP

US federal prosecutors have announced charges against two Chicago men who they accuse of illegally lobbying American lawmakers to lift sanctions against long-time Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe and members of his regime in exchange for a promise of US$3.4 million.

8 Aug 2013 - 4:08am

Mugabe party wins huge majority in Zimbabwe parliament

Robert Mugabe casts his ballot at a polling station in Harare. Photo: Xinhua

Zimbabwe’s neighbours urged calm on Friday following a fiercely disputed election that looks set to extend Robert Mugabe’s 33-year rule and give him a thumping parliamentary majority.

3 Aug 2013 - 3:46am 2 comments

Zimbabwe opposition may call street protests over 'poll farce'

Olusegun Obasanjo

Zimbabwe's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) said yesterday it could take to the streets to challenge President Robert Mugabe's victory in an election it rejects as a farce and which faces scepticism from the West.

3 Aug 2013 - 2:11am

Tsvangirai denounces Zimbabwe vote as ‘huge farce’

Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai speaks at a press briefing in Harare. Photo: Xinhua

Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai dismissed Zimbabwe’s election as a farce on Thursday after his rival President Robert Mugabe’s party claimed a landslide victory that would secure another five years in power for Africa’s oldest head of state.

2 Aug 2013 - 2:22am

Do or die for Tsvangirai in third bid for power

Zimbabwe's Prime Minister and wife Elizabeth casts theirballot in a polling station in Harare. Photo: AFP

Tsvangirai has spent the past 14 years building up his Movement for Democratic Change party to make it the only credible alternative to Mugabe's Zanu-PF. Even his closest supporters may believe a loss would mean he had been outmanoeuvred by Mugabe one too many times.

1 Aug 2013 - 3:00am

Succession questions loom for ageing Mugabe in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's incumbent president Robert Mugabe speaks to the press at a polling station in Harare. Photo: Xinhua

A victory for Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe's presidential elections held yesterday would raise the prospect of him ruling well into his 90s, inflaming a succession battle that already quietly rages.

1 Aug 2013 - 2:20am

Zimbabweans go to the polls amid fraud allegations

Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s party on Wednesday listed a battery of irregularities – including two million of dead people on the voters’ roll – in Zimbabwe’s fiercely contested general elections.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Mugabe backer held for selling campaign hats

Mugabe supporters at a rally in Chitungwiza. Senior party figures are accused of hoarding campaign regalia.Photo: AFP

It is considered the most important election in Zimbabwe since independence more than three decades ago, but that has not prevented one disloyal politician from making a quick dollar.

25 Jul 2013 - 3:34am

Zimbabwean PM Tsvangirai rejects July election deadline set by President Mugabe

Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai speaks at a press conference in Harare, capital of Zimbabwe. Photo: Xinhua

Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has rejected yesterday's declaration by President Robert Mugabe of an election on July 31, accusing his rival of breaching the constitution and creating a political crisis.

14 Jun 2013 - 3:47am

Who said it?

Robert Mugabe

Warm, charismatic and very humorous

South African television interviewer Dali Tambo's description of tyrannical Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe


I have rediscovered that little boy who had the hunger to create ... I am alive

Disgraced fashion designer John Galliano, after two years of abstaining from alcohol


6 Jun 2013 - 2:10am

Outrage over interviewer's 'fawning' over Mugabe

Robert Mugabe plays happy families with interviewer Dali Tambo.

"Warm, charismatic and very humorous."

Could South African television personality Dali Tambo really have been talking about Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe?

6 Jun 2013 - 1:49am

Who said it?

Grace Mugabe (centre)

You're very loving, you're kind, you're generous, you kind of like brought me up and you know that I appreciate everything that I've been able to do

Grace Mugabe, to husband Robert, Zimbabwe's president


27 May 2013 - 5:00am

Reality TV turns surreal as Robert Mugabe and family open their doors to the cameras

Robert and Grace Mugabe, with Rachel and Dali Tambo. Photo: SABC

Flowers, silverware and a box of tissues adorn the spotless white tablecloth. The family say grace and "bon appetit!" before tucking into their vegetables. Sitting at the head of the table, dad worries aloud about his son's schoolwork and his daughter's boyfriends, while mum chortles about confiscating the PlayStation.

27 May 2013 - 5:59am

EU suspends most Zimbabwe sanctions after referendum

EU deputy ambassador to Zimbabwe Carl Skau announces the removal of 81 individuals and 5 entities from the EU sanctions list in Harare. Photo: AFP

The European Union suspended most sanctions on Zimbabwe on Monday after voters there approved a new constitution paving the way for an election to decide whether President Robert Mugabe extends his 33-year rule.

26 Mar 2013 - 2:11am