Impasse over Mugabe burial

Impasse over Mugabe burial 1

By EVERSON MUSHAVA/ JAMES MUONWA Several meetings held between government and former President Robert Mugabe’s relatives have reportedly failed to resolve the impasse over where the late nationalist leader would be buried, sources have revealed. Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa is an illegal president, the country’s former head of state, Robert Mugabe said on Thursday. Mugabe died on Friday last week in Singapore at the age of 95. His body is expected in the country tomorrow, the day the late Major-General Trust Mugoba will be laid to rest at the National…

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Mugabe nephew warns Mnangagwa of spiritual vengeance over burial site

Mugabe nephew warns Mnangagwa of spiritual vengeance over burial site 2

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Robert Mugabe’s nephew and former Cabinet minister Patrick Zhuwao on Tuesday made a dramatic intervention in the row over where the former Zimbabwe president should be buried, warning that those pushing for his burial at the National Heroes Acre were “inviting the spiritual wrath of the whole clan.” “Speculation around President Mugabe’s final resting is totally uncalled for. There are people to whom President Mugabe outlined his wishes on where he would like his mortal remains to be interred,” Zhuwao wrote on his personal blog. President…

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Government silent on Mugabe burial place

Government silent on Mugabe burial place 4

By Idah Mhetu PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government has remained mum as regards the intricate details of former President Robert Mugabe’s burial including where he will be laid to rest. The decision has fueled speculation that there are ongoing disagreements between government and Mugabe’s family after the former Zanu PF leader reportedly told his close associates that he did not want to buried at the national shrine. Mugabe died last week in Singapore having been hospitalised in April. Speaking during a post cabinet press briefing Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa said Mugabe’s…

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Government silent on Mugabe burial site

Government silent on Mugabe burial site 6

By Idah Mhetu PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government has remained mum as regards the intricate details of former President Robert Mugabe’s burial including where he will be laid to rest. The decision has fuelled speculation that there are ongoing disagreements between government and Mugabe’s family after the former Zanu PF leader reportedly told his close associates that he did not want to buried at the national shrine. Mugabe died last week in Singapore having been hospitalised din April. Speaking during a post cabinet press briefing Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa said Mugabe’s…

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Mnangagwa meets Mugabe family representatives to discuss burial arrangements

Mnangagwa meets Mugabe family representatives to discuss burial arrangements 8

President Emmerson Mnangagwa today met representatives of the Mugabe family led by Chief Zvimba to discuss burial arrangements for the former President whose body is expected in Harare tomorrow. Mugabe died on Friday and was declared a national hero but there is still confusion on where he will be buried but so far arrangements are that he will be buried on Sunday. Presidential spokesman George Charamba did not shed any new light after the meeting. “The delegation appreciated government support from time of hospitalization and treatment of former President and…

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Sanctions have cost Zimbabwe USD42 billion, government claims

Sanctions have cost Zimbabwe USD42 billion, government claims 10

By Costa Nkomo GOVERNMENT Tuesday claimed Zimbabwe has lost US$42 billion in revenue in the last 18 years due to sanctions imposed by European Union (EU) and the US on allegations o electoral fraud and human rights abuses. Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa told a post-Cabinet media briefing Tuesday that according to a paper presented to the Cabinet by the Foreign Affairs Minister Sibusiso Moyo, the country has lost billions due to the measures that the EU and US claim are targeted at individuals and not the country. “The Minster (Moyo)…

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XENOPHOBIA: 171 Zimbabweans affected, 2 dead, government considers evacuation

XENOPHOBIA: 171 Zimbabweans affected, 2 dead, government considers evacuation 12

By Leopold Munhende SOME 171 Zimbabweans have been affected by a recent spat of xenophobic violence while two were reportedly killed in South Africa, government has said. Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa told a post-Cabinet media briefing in Harare Tuesday efforts were already underway to evacuate the affected individuals after they approached the Zimbabwean Consulate for assistance. “A total of 171 Zimbabwean nationals had been affected with two of them having lost their lives. “Government is deeply saddened by this occurrence and is currently in the process of making arrangements to…

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New EU Commission team enshrines gender equality

New EU Commission team enshrines gender equality 14

10th September 2019 World BBC Incoming European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has named her choices for the EU’s new top team. Those on her list face some difficult challenges, including handling the UK’s exit from the 28-nation bloc and the fight against climate change. If approved by the European Parliament,  von der Leyen’s executive team will be the most gender-diverse in EU history, with 13 women and 14 men. There is no UK nominee, as Brexit is currently scheduled for 31 October. That exit date is the day…

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John Bolton: Trump sacks national security adviser

John Bolton: Trump sacks national security adviser 15

10th September 2019 World BBC US President Donald Trump has fired his National Security Adviser John Bolton. “I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House,” he wrote. “I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions,” Trump wrote, adding that a new national security adviser would be appointed next week. The firing comes amid reports of divisions in the Trump cabinet over a cancelled peace plan to invite the Taliban to the US. Bolton was  Trump’s third national security adviser after Michael…

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‘Mnangagwa has not learnt and forgotten anything from Mugabe’

‘Mnangagwa has not learnt and forgotten anything from Mugabe’ 17

10th September 2019 Zimbabwe By Thandiwe Garusa PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has not learnt anything from the mistakes made by former President Robert Mugabe’s administration, MDC leader Nelson Chamisa has said. Chamisa was speaking at a press briefing in Harare Tuesday at which he lashed out at Mnangagwa for ignoring the rights of citizens by retaining power through rigging elections. “Mr Mnangagwa is clearly showing to have learnt nothing about the past omissions and commissions. That is the debate we must have as we move forward particularly in the context that…

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