Rights groups slam WHO for appointing Zimbabwe’s Mugabe a goodwill ambassador

The World Health Organisation’s (WHO) decision to name Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe a “goodwill ambassador” has been met with condemnation by human rights and medical groups. The 93-year-old Zimbabwean leader was given the position, which is bestowed on personalities who highlight “important health issues,” at a WHO conference on noncommunicable diseases (NCD) in Montevideo, Uruguay. […]
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Mugabe to whites: ‘What’s not yours will never be yours

President Robert Mugabe says whites came to Zimbabwe and wanted to make it their own, ignoring the fact that “what is not yours will never be yours”. The 93-year-old president was speaking at a state funeral on Thursday at which he hailed the resistance fight by the likes of former vice president Joseph Msika against […]
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Mugabe: Mandela ‘forgot why he was in jail… that’s why everything in SA is in whites’ hands’

President Robert Mugabe says Nelson Mandela cherished his personal freedom over the economic freedom of his people, which is why today in South Africa “everything is in the whites’ hands”, reports say. The 93-year-old president was speaking in Shona at a ruling party rally in the central town of Gweru on Friday. “What was the […]
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Robert Mugabe Asks ANC Why White People in South Africa Hold So Much Power

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, 93, has launched an indirect attack on white South Africans, according to an SABC news clip. Speaking at the national shrine during the burial of the southern African country’s two heroes Moudy Muzenda and George Rutanhire over the weekend, Mugabe said he had asked an African National Congress (ANC) minister why […]
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Can of worms opened after Grace Mugabe has received immunity

A parliamentary inquiry is likely, after International Relations and Co-operation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane gave Mugabe immunity in the wake of an alleged assault International Relations and Co-operation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane quietly granted Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity on Saturday, potentially opening up the second legal can of worms for the country in as many years. A […]
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Like father, like mother, like sons. Zimbabwe’s first family is also its most dysfunctional

Judging by their big-spending, hard-partying lifestyles, it is advice Robert, 24, and his brother Chatunga Bellarmine, 20, have taken to heart. “Rule number 1: F@#ck what they think.” This advice can be found on Robert Mugabe Jr’s Instagram account, squeezed among photographs of him in sharp suits and expensive trainers; trendy club pics and fancy […]
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Comes as no surprize – CONFIRMED: Minister Nkoana-Mashabane granted Mugabe diplomatic immunity

Johannesburg – The Department of International Relations and Cooperation has confirmed that Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane had granted Zimbabwe First Lady Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity. Mugabe is at the centre of an assault claim in South Africa. “I hereby recognise the immunities and privileges of the First Lady of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Dr Grace Mugabe,” […]
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ROBERT MUGABE: I’M STILL FIT TO GOVERN ZIMBABWE

Mugabe will be 94 next year when he stands for re-election, and last week his wife Grace urged him to name a successor. President Robert Mugabe says he’s still fit to govern and his vital organs are still strong. The president has made three trips to Singapore this year for medical check-ups, raising questions over […]
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Jacob Zuma wages war on South Africa’s institutions

The South African president wants to take over the country’s money printing presses… “An assault on the central bank is the latest stage in a descent into crony capitalism Jacob Zuma has tightened his grip on the finance ministry, the state prosecutor, the public protector and the tax authorities. All of them, to one degree […]
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Dear ANC, don’t descend into mediocrity – similarities between the ANC and Zanu-PF are unmistakable

As a Zimbabwean living in South Africa, the similarities between the ANC and Zanu-PF are unmistakable. The two parties may have taken divergent paths and developed differently, but now more than ever, their resemblance is uncanny. Some, like Professor Chris Malikane, steadfastly deny the comparisons, arguing that the similarities are overstated and the warnings alarmist. […]
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