Emmerson Mnangagwa has taken the oath as Zimbabwe’s president in front of a stadium crowd after a divisive election, as US observers of the vote questioned the country’s democratic credentials. The constitutional court confirmed Mnangagwa as president in a ruling released on Friday, dismissing a challenge by the opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa, who...
Zimbabwe's top court has dismissed an opposition bid to have presidential election results annulled over alleged rigging in favour of Robert Mugabe's successor, Emmerson Mnangagwa. Chief Justice Luke Malaba said on Friday that the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) alliance, led by 40-year-old Nelson Chamisa, had failed to prove fraud accusations during the vote. "The application...
Zimbabwe's top court was set to rule Friday on an opposition bid to have presidential election results thrown out over alleged rigging in favour of Robert Mugabe's successor, Emmerson Mnangagwa. The Constitutional Court in Harare said it would hand down its verdict at 2pm local time after considering arguments put...
Zimbabwean police have arrested a critic of Emmerson Mnangagwa on charges of insulting the president in a Facebook post, lawyers said Thursday, highlighting allegations of a crackdown on government opponents. Munyaradzi Shoko, a well-known critic of Mnangagwa, was held after he posted statements on Facebook saying the president's name was...
US President Donald Trump has waded into South Africa’s land expropriation debate. He tweeted on Wednesday that he had directed a study on what he called land and farm seizures. Trump said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had been detailed to closely study the South Africa land and farm seizures...
Zimbabwe's Constitutional Court will Wednesday hear an opposition petition seeking to overturn the presidential election result, in a legal challenge seen as unlikely to succeed despite allegations of vote fraud. The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) has accused the ruling Zanu-PF party and the election commission of rigging the July...
Zimbabwe’s war veterans have asked that government renames the country’s main airport, the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport, in Harare. Addressing a press conference on Tuesday, Secretary General of the group Victor Matemadanda said the deposed president had shown traits of traitor in the run up to the July 30...
Zimbabwe's Constitutional Court will hear the opposition's legal challenge to the election of President Emmerson Mnangagwa on August 22, the ruling party said on Thursday. The main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) is suing the Zanu-PF party and election commission over alleged fraud in the July 30 vote. The ballot...
Chairman of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress has backed calls for land expropriation in the country. According to Reuters, Gwede Mantashe was quoted as saying that the state should take land from those who own more than 12,000 hectares without compensation. “You shouldn’t own more than 12,000 hectares of land...
As South Africa’s president, Cyril Ramaphosa steps up efforts to crackdown on corruption, the justice minister said on Tuesday that they will probe allegations that state attorneys defrauded government of billions of dollars by deliberately losing cases. Ramaphosa, who replaced former president Jacob Zuma in February, has made the fight...