Articles tagged 'zuma'

World leaders welcome Mugabe ouster 23 November 2017 HARARE - World leaders yesterday welcomed the Zimbabwean army’s ouster of President Robert Mugabe on Wednesday following days of unrest in a country devastated by economic ruin. Mugabe tendered his resignation letter on Tuesday, halting an impeachment hearing by a joint sitting of Parliament t...
Stayaway, Zimbos tell Sadc 18 November 2017 HARARE - Furious Zimbabweans have told the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) not to interfere with the country's affairs following the military's intervention in local politics this week which led to President Robert Mugabe and several Cabinet ministers losing their grip on power. ...
RBZ rules out adopting SA Rand 5 October 2017 HARARE - Reverse Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) governor John Mangudya has ruled out prospects of Zimbabwe adopting the South African rand as its anchor currency. This comes amid frenzied social media posts claiming President Robert Mugabe and his South African counterpart, Jacob Zuma, were close to r...
Mugabe, Zuma to meet 1 October 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe is set to meet with South African leader Jacob Zuma on Tuesday amid an escalating socio-economic and political crisis north of the Limpopo. Zuma's spokesperson, Bongani Ngqulunga, confirmed the South African president will be hosting Mugabe. “President Jacob...
Zim, SA row turns vicious 20 August 2017 HARARE - A serious diplomatic feud has erupted between Zimbabwe and its southern neighbour after South African aviation authorities banned all Air Zimbabwe flights in and out of that country on Friday and Zimbabwean authorities responded by grounding South African Airways (SAA) flights into and o...
Zim, SA agree to probe Zanele's death 20 November 2015 HARARE - South African authorities and their Zimbabwean counterparts have agreed together with the family of Higher Education minister Jonathan Moyo to review the circumstances surrounding the death of his daughter Zanele. As the Moyo family continues to seek an adequate explanation on Zanele'...
When leaders fall sick . . . 27 June 2014 HARARE - Most of us possess an inherent, but often indefinable, admiration for the powerful in our midst. Until they are incapacitated by a life-threatening illness, we often believe them to be indestructible. So it must have seemed to most of us, mere mortals, when first told of President Rob...
Zuma to finish term 24 June 2014 PRETORIA - President Jacob Zuma will finish his five year term in office despite concerns about his state of health, the Sunday Times reported. “There is no indication to us that we should worry about the health of the president,” ANC spokesman Zizi Kodwa was quoted as saying by the paper. ...
Daggers out for Mugabe 7 July 2013 HARARE – President Robert Mugabe's threat to pull out of Sadc and his personal attack on South African President Jacob Zuma's advisor Lindiwe Zulu has been described by analysts and his opponents as an appalling and embarrassing way to show he is scared of elections. Mugabe used the launch of ...
Angry region confers on Mugabe insults 7 July 2013 HARARE – There was a frenzy of diplomatic caucusing within Sadc on Saturday as the region sought ways to respond to President Robert Mugabe's insults primarily directed at South Africa, as well as the growing perception that the political climate in Zimbabwe is deteriorating rapidly. The Daily...
Obama calls for reforms in Zimbabwe 29 June 2013 JOHANNESBURG - President Barack Obama is calling for Zimbabwe's government to stop harassing its citizens and to implement reforms ahead of landmark elections expected later this year. "Harassment of citizens and groups needs to stop and reform needs to move forward so people can cast their ...
Obama, Zuma take on Mugabe 29 June 2013 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe and Zimbabwe's seemingly intractable political crisis will feature large in discussions between South African president Jacob Zuma and his visiting American counterpart Barack Obama this weekend. The US president, who is on a three-nation visit to Africa, arriv...
Zuma sticks his neck out with Congo deployment 8 April 2013 JOHANNESBURG - The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) is preparing to send more than 1,000 soldiers to the Democratic Republic of Congo, as part of a bid to stop the M23 rebel group from gaining more power there, it was reported at the weekend. Coming after the deaths of 13 soldiers in ...
Zuma frets over Zim political dialogue 19 February 2013 HARARE - South African President Jacob Zuma has vowed to maintain tough mediation on Zimbabwe as dates for elections draw closer. In his state of the nation address, Zuma, the Sadc-appointed mediator said the region will maintain the spotlight on President Robert Mugabe and his coalition partners...
Zanu PF snubs Zuma team 14 February 2013 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe s negotiators to the Global Political Agreement (GPA) have snubbed South African President Jacob Zuma s facilitation team. The meetings were supposed to tackle the contentious security sector and media reforms among other issues. On Sunday, representatives from Pr...
Zuma's victory joy for Zim 21 December 2012 HARARE - The ANC s Mangaung Congress this week dominated the political media space. The Bull Eland observed that Zimbabweans were more interested in that electoral outcome than ongoings at home. This attitude reminded me of how things that happen next door can come alive in one s own home. For in...
Zuma, Ramaphosa take top ANC positions 18 December 2012 BLOEMFONTEIN - The ANC announced the results of its leadership elections at its national elective conference at the University of the Free State campus in Mangaung on Tuesday afternoon. President Jacob Zuma won an overwhelming majority of votes to retain his position as ANC president, beating his...
It's official: Zuma versus Motlanthe 13 December 2012 HARARE - The African National Congress (ANC) is set for a senior leadership tussle in Mangaung next week, with Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe taking on President Jacob Zuma for the party s top position. Thabo Masebe, spokesman for Mr Motlanthe, confirmed on Thursday that the politician had ac...
Zuma 'will not act' in mine case 2 September 2012 JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's president has refused to intervene in the case of striking miners charged with the murder of 34 others shot dead by police last month. Lawyers for the 270 accused had written to Jacob Zuma demanding that the men be freed by 13:00 (11:00 GMT) on Sunday. They were char...