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Zanu-PF moves to make Grace Mugabe Zimbabwe VP

President Robert Mugabe will be confirmed as the ruling Zanu-PF’s candidate in next year’s Presidential election during an extraordinary congress slated for December after the party’s 10 provinces passed the resolution over the weekend, the state-owned Herald reported on Monday. The extraordinary congress comes before the regular congress that was due in …

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Zimbabwe: Mugabe drops hint of cabinet shakeup

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe said on Saturday he may make changes to his cabinet next week, at a time of rising tensions within his ruling party over who will eventually takeover from him. Mugabe said in a meeting of the ruling ZANU-PF youth wing in Harare that it was time to review …

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Zimbabwe’s new ‘GOAT’ currency? Minister announces livestock-for-school-fees plan

Cash-strapped Zimbabwe’s latest plan to have parents pay school fees in goats has got some Zimbabweans up in arms – but not everyone thinks it’s a bad idea. Education Minister Lazarus Dokora and a ministry official have told the state-controlled Sunday Mail that schools must be “flexible” when demanding outstanding …

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Zimbabwe: President Mugabe’s rivals hail appointment of new chief justice

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s opponents together with the country’s legal fraternity have reportedly applauded the recent appointment of the southern African nation’s chief justice Luke Malaba. According to New, Malaba was set to replace chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausike who stepped down at the end of February. The 66-year-old former …

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Fund-raising? Mugabe approves hike in traffic fines

If driving in Zimbabwe wasn’t enough of a headache already, here’s something more to put you off: President Robert Mugabe has just approved a hike in traffic fines. Police roadblocks put off tourists and send local drivers’ blood pressure shooting up – not least because of the creativity with which …

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‘Struggling’ firms wish Mugabe, Happy 93rd birthday, many more years to come

Struggling firms in Zimbabwe have “fallen over each” other to wish President Robert Mugabe many more years to come as he turned 93 on Tuesday. Despite clear signs Mugabe was clueless in finding solutions to Zimbabwe’s political and economic crisis, embattled state entities took up expensive advertising slots in all …

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