Good Morning Zimbabwe News
New DRC president Felix Tshisekedi sworn in, calls for unity after disputed victory
KINSHASA – Opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi called for national reconciliation on Thursday as he became the Democratic Republic of Congo’s president, succeeding Joseph Kabila in Congo’s first transfer of power via an election in 59 years of independence. “We want to build a strong Congo, turned toward its development... Read more
Malema lashes ‘backward fool’ Mnangagwa over army crackdown, internet blackout
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Julius Malema, the leader of South Africa’s opposition Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) called the Zimbabwe government “backward” and “barbaric” for shutting down the internet after deploying soldiers to quell fuel price protests. Malema described Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa as a “fool” who did not “deserve... Read more
DRC’s Joseph Kabila says he is ‘without regret’ ahead of power handover
KINSHASA, DRC – Democratic Republic of Congo’s outgoing President Joseph Kabila said he would hand over power on Thursday “without regret” and called on Congolese to support his successor, Felix Tshisekedi. Kabila has governed the vast central African country since succeeding his assassinated father in 2001 at the age... Read more
UK piles pressure on Mnangagwa, peer broaches recolonising Zimbabwe
LONDON, England – Britain piled diplomatic pressure on President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Tuesday, with Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt telling the Zimbabwean leader: “Don’t turn back the clock.” The Minister for Africa Harriet Balwin was also meeting with African Union officials to “underline our concern on issues in Zimbabwe where... Read more
Facing international isolation, Mnangagwa gives up Davos plan to return home
HARARE – President Emmerson Mnangagwa will avoid a public humiliation on the world stage after announcing he was cancelling a planned trip to the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, to return home where the military is laying siege on a restive population. Mnangagwa lit the fuse on... Read more
Mnangagwa has no good story to tell in Davos, says Nkosana Moyo
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – President Emmerson Mnangagwa is wasting time and taxpayer dollars doing to the World Economic Forum in Davos because he has no good story to tell, former presidential candidate Nkosana Moyo said on Wednesday. Mnangagwa left by a charter jet on January 13 on a trip... Read more
Mnangagwa leaves Russia empty handed as army crackdown continues at home
MOSCOW, Russia – Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa arrived for a meeting with Russian leader Vladmir Putin at the Kremlin on Tuesday seeking loans from Russia but left with a stack of agreements on military cooperation and stemming money laundering. Russia also showed renewed interest in mining platinum in Darwendale... Read more
White Zimbabwean farmers sue South Africa for billions
TEN farmers have served notice they will claim R1.9 billion from the South African government and there are thousands more where they came from. A recent report in Afrikaans weekly Rapport  reveals that at least 10 farmers plan to put in a compensation claim for nearly R2 billion against the... Read more
Inquest into the death of UK based Zim woman
Inquests have heard how a young couple whose bodies were found in their Braunstone Frith home died. The bodies of Lorraine Gugu Mbulawa-Sanchez and her husband Jesus were found by a family friend last week after he had gone up a stepladder and climbed through an open window to... Read more
World TV Day–reflecting on television role in Africa
By Elizabeth Dziva In less than a century, television has become one of the greatest gifts from technology to the world, and has grown into the single most important tool for informing, educating and entertaining. Although the birth of TV broadcasting is widely known – 1936 in Europe, 1939... Read more