President Emmerson Mnangagwa faces mounting difficulties at home and abroad. Zimbabwe is open for business rhetoric is nothing more than a public relations gimmick.
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UN expert outlined a slew of “extremely disturbing” abuses by Zimbabwe’s security forces at the conclusion of a fact-finding mission to the country.
Prominent doctor and activist Peter Magombeyi leader of Zimbabwe doctors’ strike was abducted and tortured but can’t recall details of his disappearance.
September 2, 2019, South Africa recorded another spate of xenophobic violence against foreign national in South Africa’s commercial capital, Johannesburg.
As compared to decried white minority rule Mugabe was an economic disaster. He died more a foe to Zimbabwean people, an oppressor, than a hero or liberator.
Zimbabwe’s misery is largely the product of State repression. Its security agencies have been involved in incidents that have targeted the opposition.
Outgoing UN Resident Coordinator in Zimbabwe, Bishow Parajuli, says the current crackdown targeting opposition demonstrators and activists is “intolerable.
Zimbabwean chief Felix Nhlanhlayamangwe Ndiweni, who was serving an 18-month jail-term at Khami Prison, has been released by the High Court on $500 bail.
Zimbabwe police arrested 10 union officials on Friday as they tried to petition the finance minister over low pay for teachers.
Phelekezela Mphoko, a former deputy to ousted Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe, was charged on Wednesday with criminal abuse of office, his lawyer said.