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The Latest: Zimbabwe former minister: Mugabe should ‘rest’

HARARE, Zimbabwe — The Latest on the military takeover in Zimbabwe (all times local): 2:55 p.m. A former Zimbabwe finance minister and current activist says of President Robert Mugabe: “The old man should be allowed to rest.” Tendai Biti spoke to South African broadcaster eNCA as the 93-year-old Mugabe was …

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Zimbabwe’s army places Mugabe under house arrest

HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwe’s military seized power on Wednesday saying it was holding President Robert Mugabe and his family safe while targeting “criminals” in the entourage of the only ruler the country has known in its 37 years of independence. Soldiers seized the state broadcaster and a general appeared on …

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U.S. urges Zimbabwe parties to calmly resolve disputes

U.S. urges Zimbabwe parties to calmly resolve disputes By Reuters WASHINGTON, Nov 14 (Reuters) – The United States on Tuesday urged all parties in Zimbabwe to resolve their disputes calmly and peacefully after troops took up positions around the capital Harare and the ruling party accused the head of the …

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Millitary tanks seen heading towards Zimbabwe capital

Tanks were seen heading towards the Zimbabwe capital Harare on Tuesday, witnesses said, a day after the head of the armed forces said he was prepared to “step in” to end a purge of supporters of ousted vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa. A Reuters witness saw two other tanks parked beside the …

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Zimbabwe Army Commander Constantine Chiwenga Calls for End to Ruling Party Purges

Zimbabwe Army Commander Calls for End to Ruling Party Purges By Godfrey Marawanyika and Brian Latham (Bloomberg) —  Zimbabwe armed forces commander Constantine Chiwenga called for an end to purges in President Robert Mugabe’s ruling party and said the security services would stop those “bent on hijacking the revolution.” Chiwenga, speaking alongside the commanders of …

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Zimbabwe’s Mugabe will not pick successor, wants to live to 100

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe will not pick successor, wants to live to 100 MacDonald Dzirutwe   HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe says his successor must be chosen democratically and that his wife will not automatically inherit the role, a warning to feuding members of his ZANU-PF party that he is …

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Zimbabwe’s Ruling Party Expels Ousted Vice President Mnangagwa

Zimbabwe’s Ruling Party Expels Ousted Vice President Mnangagwa By Godfrey Marawanyika (Bloomberg) —  The Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front, the country’s ruling party, has expelled Emmerson Mnangagwa two days after he was fired by President Robert Mugabe as one of his two deputies. The party endorsed Mugabe’s decision and said a number of party …

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Zimbabwe’s Ruling Party Endorses Vice President Mnangagwa Dismissal: Spokesman

Zimbabwe’s Ruling Party Endorses Mnangagwa Dismissal: Spokesman By Godfrey Marawanyika (Bloomberg) —  Zimbabwe’s ruling party has expelled former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa from within its ranks, an official said. “The Politburo has unanimously expelled former Vice president and Second Secretary of ZANU-PF Comrade ED (Emmerson Dambudzo)Mnangagwa a member of the party,” Simon Kaya Moyo, ZANU-PF spokesman …

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Press Statement by the Zimbabwe Liberation War Veterans Association  Expelling Robert Mugabe as their leader

Press Conference by the Zimbabwe Liberation War Veterans  Association  on the State of the Nation and Party as of the 8 of November, 2017 We, the veterans of Zimbabwe’s liberation war, which includes ZANLA and ZIPRA combatants, cadres, war collaborators (mujibha nachimbwido), war prisoners, detainees  and  restrictees: Concerned about the current …

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