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Former Zimbabwe ministers charged with corruption

Two former Zimbabwean cabinet ministers who served under ex-president Robert Mugabe have been charged with corruption, their lawyers said on Saturday, the latest sign of a crackdown on officials loyal to Mugabe. Mugabe, 93, stood down in November after 37 years in power following a de facto military coup, making …

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Zimbabwe ruling party meets to seal Robert Mugabe’s fall from grace

In an open space that Zimbabwe’s ruling party has called Robert Mugabe Square, delegates gathered Friday to seal the fate of a man they had revered for decades but removed from power in dramatic scenes last month. Emmerson Mnangagwa has already been inaugurated as the new president and party leader, …

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Zimbabwe: Robert Mugabe’s Birthday Declares As Public Holiday

Former President Robert Mugabe’s birthday, Feb. 21, is now a public holiday after the Zimbabwe Government gazetted it as Robert Gabriel Mugabe National Youth Day, the state-controlled media reported on Monday. The designation of the day as a public holiday comes after the government adopted the decision in August following intense …

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Robert Mugabe To Get $10Million ‘Golden Goodbye’ Payoff And Immunity For His Family

Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace Mugabe will get a ‘Golden goodbye’ payoff of at least $10 million, including legal immunity for himself, his family and a salary paid for life. The former dictator reportedly struck the deal as part of his resignation last week, after governing the …

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Zimbabwe’s Emmerson Mnangagwa sworn-in as president

Emmerson Mnangagwa was sworn in on Friday as President of Zimbabwe in front of thousands of cheering supporters at Harare’s national stadium, bringing the final curtain down on the 37-year rule of Robert Mugabe. Taking his oath of office, the 75-year-old former security chief known as ‘The Crocodile’ vowed to …

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Zimbabweans celebrate first night without Mugabe

The streets of Zimbabwe capital, Harare erupted in jubilation on Tuesday night as thousands of citizens celebrated the news of President Robert Mugabe’s resignation. The announcement was made by Parliament’s speaker Jacob Mudenda, which was followed by loud cheers in Parliament. Zimbabweans held up flags as they cried and sang …

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