Though Robert Mugabe’s successor, Emmerson Mnangagwa, described his mentor, who has died aged 95 in Singapore, as “an icon of liberation” Mugabe was an African freedom fighter turned kleptocratic despot straight from central casting — maybe central casting at London’s Ealing Studios where tales of empire were gilded and offered as history rather than entertainment.
Sat, 07 Sep, 2019
Zimbabwe's former finance minister has testified that armed, masked men in uniform abducted him from his home during the military operation leading to the ousting of Robert Mugabe and held him for a week in an unidentified location.
Sat, 25 Nov, 2017
SPEAKING before his death almost exactly 11 years ago, Ian Smith, prime minister of Rhodesia from 1964 to 1979 and a controversial figure by any standards, said that he would happily walk down any street in Harare — Salisbury in his time — but that his successor Robert Mugabe dare not.
Fri, 17 Nov, 2017
Lawyers for the young model who claims Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe assaulted her in a Johannesburg hotel have said that her family has been approached with an offer of money to drop the allegation.
Thu, 17 Aug, 2017
Mon, 25 Apr, 2016
Zimbabwe’s 91-year-old President Robert Mugabe read out an old speech at the opening of parliament without seeming to notice, an error which the main opposition quickly used to question whether Africa’s oldest leader was still of a sound mind.
Thu, 17 Sep, 2015
ITALIAN police yesterday arrested three Libyans and two Algerians accused of human trafficking and multiple homicide in connection with the presumed death by drowning of more than 200 migrants after a ship capsized in the Mediterranean on Wednesday.
Sat, 08 Aug, 2015
President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe marked his 91st birthday by speaking for more than an hour on his feet, delivering a defiant speech in which he threatened to take over land and animal sanctuaries still in the hands of whites.
Mon, 02 Mar, 2015