A crackdown in Zimbabwe exposes the instability of the Mnangagwa regim

Zanu-PF, the party of Mr Mnangagwa, has a history of thuggery. Mr Mugabe once boasted: “We have degrees in violence.” But the recent brutality is probably made worse by the fact that the ruling elite is far from united. Both Zanu-PF and the myriad security forces are fragmented. So while some factions may lose from chaos, others believe they will gain. So goes the macabre struggle for power and spoils.

Zimbabwe election: Ruling party Zanu-PF wins majority seats in parliament 

Advertisements Zimbabwe’s ruling party Zanu-PF has won the majority of seats in parliament, the electoral commission said on Wednesday. President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Zanu-PF won 109 seats against 41 for the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC). Another 58 seats are yet to be declared, but it is now impossible for the opposition MDC to winContinue reading “Zimbabwe election: Ruling party Zanu-PF wins majority seats in parliament “

Mugabe property ‘vandalised’ as poll pressure heats up

Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe looks on during a press conference at his private residence nicknamed “Blue Roof” in Harare, Zimbabwe, July 29, 2018. 
Image: REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
Tensions were high in Zimbabwe on Monday after former president Robert Mugabe announced on Sunday that he would not be voting for the ruling Zanu-PF.

Zimbabwe’s ex-President Robert Mugabe slams ruling party on election eve

In his first speech since stepping down as president, Mugabe has said he “cannot” vote for his successor, Emmerson Mnangagwa, in Monday’s landmark election. He spoke of having been “tormented” before his ouster.