Articles tagged 'grace mugabe'

Grace Mugabe left in suspense 11 May 2018 HARARE - Former first lady Grace Mugabe must be on tenterhooks after lawyers representing South African model Gabriella Engels presented their arguments in the Pretoria High Court yesterday seeking the lifting of a diplomatic immunity granted to the wife of ex-president, Robert Mugabe. The fir...
Grace left in suspense 11 May 2018 HARARE - Former first lady Grace Mugabe must be on tenterhooks after lawyers representing South African model Gabriella Engels presented their arguments in the Pretoria High Court yesterday seeking the lifting of a diplomatic immunity granted to the wife of ex-president, Robert Mugabe. [Adz]
SA court decides Grace's fate 10 May 2018 HARARE - The Pretoria High Court will today give itself a chance to decide an issue that could lead to the revocation of diplomatic immunity granted to Zimbabwe's former first lady, Grace Mugabe, paving the way for her to face prosecution for the alleged assault of a 20-year-old model. The cou...
Grace seeks dismissal of Mazowe miners' $100k defamation lawsuit 27 April 2018 HARARE - Lawyers for former first lady Grace Mugabe will ask the High Court to dismiss a $100 000 defamation lawsuit against her after she was sued by small-scale miners she accused of invading her Mazowe family farm, branding them thieves stealing her property. The miners, Shepherd Nyazvigo a...
ED's govt must have clear land policy 26 April 2018 HARARE - When President Emmerson Mnangagwa took over the reins of power on November 24, 2017, immediately announcing his intention to compensate farmers who had lost their land during the chaotic land reform programme of the early 2000s, most people felt his government had signalled a departure f...
ED, Chiwenga roles conflict 23 April 2018 HARARE - A potential conflict and possibly a constitutional crisis might emerge if President Emmerson Mnangagwa does not deal with overlapping responsibilities between him and his equally powerful deputy, Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, analysts warned this week. Read full story in today'...
Invaders dare Grace Mugabe 22 April 2018 HARARE - Clad in a dirty white T-Shirt emblazoned with the face of a glum Emmerson Mnangagwa, an illegal gold miner sifts through brownish wet sands and points out to a group of journalists, “this is gold”. It is a gold rush of some sort which cannot be stopped by once dreaded former president...
Grace's SA assault case revived 20 April 2018 JOHANNESBURG - South African civil rights organisation AfriForum said yesterday it was preparing to challenge the diplomatic immunity that was granted to former Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe. The organisation announced this when it gave updates on matters relating to its private prosecuti...
'Grace Mugabe has no Gucci clothing' 19 April 2018 HARARE - Former president Robert Mugabe’s son Robert Junior has said his mom, former first lady Grace Mugabe, does not have any Gucci clothing in her spectacular collection of clothes. Robert Jr said in an interview with online radio Zim Metro that he was unfazed with his mom’s soubriquet, “Gu...
'Ousted Mugabe: A broken old man' 15 April 2018 HARARE - Shocking claims have emerged that although ousted former president  Robert Mugabe (pictured) was a much-feared leader both at home and abroad, even in  his dotage, he was allegedly a “helpless” victim of domestic abuse by  his volatile wife Grace by the time he fell from power. Althou...
Mugabe gets farm reprieve 10 April 2018 HARARE - Deposed president Robert Mugabe's family has heaved a sigh of relief after small scale miners that had dragged them to the High Court demanding access to their Mazowe farm — to collect mining equipment and gold ore — have withdrawn the application. Shepherd Nyazvigo — represented by P...
Miners sue Grace over utterances 6 April 2018 HARARE - Former first lady Grace Mugabe has been slapped with a $ 100 000 lawsuit by artisanal miners she is engaged with in the fight to control the gold-rich Smithfield Farm in Mazowe. Last week Grace told the media that laptops and other valuables had been stolen from her Mazowe business hu...
UZ vice chancellor attempts to stop Grace trial 5 April 2018 HARARE - University of Zimbabwe vice chancellor Levi Nyagura, who is accused of corruptly awarding a PhD to former first lady Grace Mugabe, has approached the High Court seeking to stop his trial before the Harare Magistrates' Court. In the urgent chamber application, he cited Harare magistrat...
Fighting fire with fire makes a bigger fire 4 April 2018 HARARE - Last week, illegal artisanal miners invaded Grace Mugabe’s Smithfield Farm in Mazowe in what appeared to be a politically-motivated occupation. Grace is thought to be the real force behind her aging husband’s volte-face over his resignation last November and his dim view of President ...
Artisanal miners hit back at Grace Mugabe 4 April 2018 HARARE - Former  first lady Grace Mugabe may have made millions of dollars through gold mining at 16 gold claims she seized at Smithfield Farm in Mazowe, it has been alleged. The claim was made at a news conference yesterday by the artisanal miners who vowed to defy attempts by Grace to evict ...
Grace, RG Mugabe hypocrisy shocking 2 April 2018 HARARE - Land invasions were pushed into fashion by the Zanu PF government way back in the year 2000 as the party desperately tried to find other ways to placate an increasingly restive population. Then, the law was swiftly amended to legitimise these otherwise illegal moves that were led by v...
Grace lying, says Mpofu 2 April 2018 BULAWAYO - Former first lady Grace Mugabe is defying a court order to vacate Smithfield Farm, which she claims has been invaded by artisanal miners who are suspected to be Zanu PF youths, Home Affairs and Culture minister Obert Mpofu said yesterday. Mpofu told a news conference here that polic...
Break in at Grace Mugabe's property 1 April 2018 HARARE - There was a break-in at former first lady Grace Mugabe's orphanage in Mazowe recently where valuables, including laptops, were stolen under suspicious circumstances. Read full story in today's paper. [Adz]
UZ drops in African rankings 1 April 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's oldest institute of higher learning, the University of Zimbabwe (UZ), which is hogging the limelight for the wrong reasons, particularly the manner in which former first lady Grace Mugabe was awarded her PhD degree, has dropped in its rankings. According to uniRank, formerl...
Grace Mugabe's farm invaded 30 March 2018 HARARE - Hordes of illegal artisanal miners have invaded former first lady Grace Mugabe's farm in Mazowe which also houses her orphanage, the Daily News can report. Grace swiftly confronted the invaders yesterday, before proceeding to make a police report after they had told her she was no lon...
War vets call for Grace Mugabe's arrest 30 March 2018 HARARE - Liberation war fighters are piling pressure on President Emmerson Mnangagwa to arrest former first lady Grace Mugabe over her attainment of a doctorate degree under controversial circumstances but analysts have cautioned that any punitive action against the first family might backfire fo...
Mnangangwa reaches out to Mugabe 29 March 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his predecessor, Robert Mugabe, are laying the ground for talks to thaw frosty relations between them, the Daily News can exclusively reveal. Read full story in today's paper. [Adz]
Mugabe, allies press panic button 27 March 2018 HARARE - Allies of former president Robert Mugabe have sent desperate distress calls to both sitting and former heads of state on the continent, on fears that the government may arrest the nonagenarian and his unhinged wife Grace over festering allegations that he engaged in myriad criminal activ...
Hands off Mugabe, ED told 25 March 2018 HARARE - Former president Robert Mugabe must be free to engage in political activities he wants and associate with any party he wants to as long as such activities are not treasonous, analysts content. Mugabe and his wife Grace, seem to have angered President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his Zanu PF...
Nyagura not suspended 25 March 2018 HARARE - Higher and Tertiary Education minister Amon Murwira has told the Senate that University of Zimbabwe (UZ) vice chancellor Levi Nyagura was never suspended as there are no compelling reasons to suspend him. Mashonaland West senator Mike Musaka had asked the minister to clarify the issue...