What happens to Grace now that Robert Mugabe is gone?

What happens to Grace now that Robert Mugabe is gone? 1

Zimbabweans may have mixed feelings about the death of Robert Mugabe: in the end, he was a brutal despot who left his country divided and impoverished. But he was also the founding father of the nation who put an end to white minority rule. Grace Mugabe, 54, doesn’t share the complex legacy of her husband. She’s unpopular in many corners, and now that her husband is dead, her assets and future in the country could even be at risk. It’s a dramatic turnaround for Zimbabwe’s former First Lady, whose ambition…

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Mugabe declared a national hero

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Zimbabwe has declared Robert Mugabe a national hero, President Emmerson Mnangagwa says, and the country is to be in national mourning until the former leader is buried. Mugabe, who ruled the southern African nation for nearly four decades, died in a Singapore hospital today aged 95. The guerilla leader’s death comes two years after the army brought an ignominious end to his iron-fisted rule. “It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the passing on of Zimbabwe’s founding father and former President, Cde Robert Mugabe,” a post on Mnangagwa’s…

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Mugabe death: Mnangagwa announces indefinite period of mourning

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By Mary Taruvinga ZIMBABWE will observe an indefinite period of national mourning following the death in Singapore of the country’s founding leader Robert Mugabe, President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced Friday. Mnangagwa told journalists after cutting short his trip to the African leg of the World Economic Forum in Cape Town South Africa that Mugabe the ruling Zanu PF party had met and declared him a hero. “Zanu PF the party which the late departed leader founded has met and accorded him national hero’s status which he earned and richly deserves,” said…

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LATEST: Mnangagwa declares Mugabe a national hero, further declares indefinite period of national mourning

LATEST: Mnangagwa declares Mugabe a national hero, further declares indefinite period of national mourning 7

6th September 2019 Top Story By Staff Reporter President Emmerson Mnangagwa has declared late former President Robert Mugabe a national hero and went on to declare an indefinite period of national mourning which will only end when the former statesman is buried. Mnangagwa was addressing journalists at State House Friday evening following the death of the country’s founding leader in Singapore on Friday. The President did not state as to when his predecessor shall be buried or where he will be buried. Mnangagwa praised former First Lady Grace Mugabe for…

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What the West thought of Mugabe

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One British writer said former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe was the third most hated man on earth by the West after Saddam Hussein of Iraq and Osama bin Laden of Al Qaida. His sin was taking land away from whites which was considered usurping the natural order of things where blacks were driven away from their land in the name of development. Mugabe is dead. But here is what the West thought of him according to Wikileaks. All 624 cables. 1-How Mugabe balanced his cabinet after the 1987 unity with…

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MDC youths in flash demonstration

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6th September 2019 Zimbabwe By Thandiwe Garusa/Ebenezer Sibanda POLICE and security services were Friday caught out after the opposition MDC youths stormed the capital in a flash demonstration that took them to Parliament were they left their placards with all sorts of messages. About 50 youths rushed through Nelson Mandela Avenue from their party headquarters before gathering at Parliament where leader Obey Sithole gave a short speech demanding jobs and calling on President Emmerson Mnangagwa to address the country’s economic problems. “We are denied the right to demonstrate by the…

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Robert Mugabe obituary

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The Guardian As the armoured vehicles rolled in to Harare in November 2017, after weeks of political fencing and brinksmanship, Robert Mugabe could not believe he had lost. The senior military leadership who placed the Zimbabwean president under house arrest made it clear they were conducting the politest of coups, while stressing to the outside world that it was not a coup at all. It was merely a corrective action and, indeed, at its end, with Mugabe’s resignation, it was still his party, Zanu-PF, in power. Mugabe, who has died…

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Sikandar Raza omitted from Bangladesh tour squad

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By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE Cricket (ZC) all-rounder Sikandar Raza has been omitted from the national team squad which leaves the country this weekend for Bangladesh ahead of a T20 international triangular series that also involves Afghanistan. The 33 year-old, who is one of the country’s best players in subcontinent conditions, was expected to feature in the squad for the upcoming series. Zimbabwe will face off against hosts Bangladesh and Afghanistan in a T20 triangular which runs from September 13 to 24 before they head to Singapore for another T20 triangular…

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Robert Mugabe: as divisive in death as he was in life

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Robert Mugabe, the former president of Zimbabwe, has died. Mugabe was 95, and had been struggling with ill health for some time. The country’s current President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced Mugabe’s death on Twitter on September 6: “It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the passing on of Zimbabwe’s founding father and former President, Cde Robert Mugabe.” The responses to Mnangagwa’s announcement were immediate and widely varied. Some hailed Mugabe as a liberation hero. Others dismissed him as a “monster”. This suggests that Mugabe will be as divisive a…

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AfDB to extend US$700 000 grant towards Zim’s disaster preparedness

AfDB to extend US$700 000 grant towards Zim’s disaster preparedness 19

By Alois Vinga ZIMBABWE is set to benefit from a US$700 000 grant set to be extended by the African Development Bank (AfDB) towards its disaster preparedness. AfDB Principal Country Economist, and Walter Odero told NewZimbabwe.com in an interview that the fund will go a long way in saving lives should natural disasters recur.    “Basically it is US$700 000 which will be allocated under the Africa Risk Financing and the project is currently design and is dealing more with disaster preparedness so that the country has something like insurance…

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