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Zimbabwe is yet to reckon with reality of Gukurahundi

By Marko Piri For years, families of victims of mass killings and disappearances at the hands of government forces in Zimbabwe during the 1980s have tried to locate the remains of their loved ones for formal reburial. Described by some researchers as a genocide, the violence associated with the late Robert Mugabe’s Gukurahundi campaign continues to be […]

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Covid-19 threatens to paralyse Zimbabwe’s presidency

VPs Chiwenga and Mohadi ill, forcing Mnangagwa to cut short annual leave after stint in self-isolation The Covid-19 pandemic has paralysed government amid reports that Vice-Presidents Constantino Chiwenga and Kembo Mohadi are unwell, while President Emmerson Mnangagwa spent 14 days in self-isolation in Harare after his close security details, cabinet […]

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Mnangagwa despondent over deaths of allies

President Emmerson Mnangagwa says he is in “low spirits” as he buried two national heroes while mourning key ally, Foreign Affairs minister Sibusiso Moyo, all in the absence of his two Vice-Presidents who are reportedly down with unspecified illnesses. Vice-President and Health minister Constantino Chiwenga and his colleague Kembo Mohadi […]

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Chin’ono stays in jail as bail appeal judgement is reserved

Incarcerated Zimbabwean journalist and documentary filmmaker Hopewell Chin’ono will stay in remand prison after a Harare High Court judge reserved ruling in his bail appeal on charges of violating a section of the law that has earlier been expunged by the country’s highest court. Hopewell Chin’ono was arrested early in […]

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S.B Moyo’s death ‘a wake up call’ for Zimbabwe

The opposition says Moyo’s ‘tragic death is a wake-up call to us all’ and calls on Zimbabwe to work towards rolling out a robust Covid-19 response and securing vaccines. Zimbabwean Foreign Affairs  and  International Trade Minister Sibusiso Moyo succumbed to Covid-19 on Wednesday as the country battles to contain a […]

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Mafume cellmates die of Covid as Mahere is granted bail

Three inmates who were sharing the same cells with suspended Harare mayor Jacob Mafume at Harare remand prison succumbed to COVID-19, according to Mafume’s lawyer, Tendai Biti. Biti told court that Mafume was to be quarantined on a medical doctor’s recommendation after three of his inmates died of COVID-19. Mafume […]