Mnangagwa

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa names ex-banker finance minister

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Friday appointed former banker Mthuli Ncube as finance minister and kept Winston Chitando in charge of mining, placing two technocrats at the helm of plans to rescue the country’s battered economy. The 75-year-old leader is under pressure to rebuild...

Friday, September 7, 2018 - 11:35pm

Mugabe congratulates Mnangagwa on his inauguration

Former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Sunday congratulated President Emmerson Mnangagwa on his inauguration as the President of Zimbabwe for the next five years. Mnangagwa succeeded Mugabe after he resigned in November last year following a military intervention which ended his 37 years in...

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 1:57am

We won’t lose sleep over US embargo – Zimbabwe president

Zimbabwe will not mourn over the imposition of sanctions by the United States of America, but will instead maximise exploitation of its vast natural resources and ensure a better life for its citizens, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said. US President Donald Trump last week signed into law the...

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 8:08am

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa promises probe of post-election killings, urges unity

President Emmerson Mnangagwa urged Zimbabweans to unite on Friday after he was declared the first elected head of state since Robert Mugabe’s removal from power, but the opposition leader insisted he had won and pledged to challenge the result. Sounding a conciliatory note after...

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 11:56pm

Zimbabwe's incumbent leader Mnangagwa elected as president

Zimbabwe's incumbent leader Emmerson Mnangagwa narrowly won the nation's presidential election Friday in the first vote since the fall of longtime leader Robert Mugabe. The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) announced Friday morning that Mnangagwa received 2,460,463 votes, representing 50...

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 10:45am

Voting ends peacefully in Zimbabwe

Polling closed Monday night in Zimbabwe with election authorities reporting high voter turnout throughout the country. Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) commissioner Qubani Moyo said voting went on smoothly and peacefully around the country, with vote counting expected to start soon after...

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 10:21am

Zimbabwe’s jobless generation hopes election will mark a change

Young voters in Zimbabwe hope the first election without Robert Mugabe will mark a change in a country where most of them are unemployed, and say the older generation has failed to deliver them a future. Monday’s contest pits Emmerson Mnangagwa, a former Mugabe deputy who became president...

Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 12:55am

Zimbabwe commissions construction of Chinese-funded power plant

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Wednesday commissioned the construction of a 1.5 billion U.S. dollars Chinese-funded Hwange Power Station expansion project, the second major power development project by China in the southern African country in five years. The expansion to be carried out...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 11:43am

Mnangagwa blames Grace Mugabe faction for blast

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said he suspects a group linked to the former first lady was behind an attempt on his life.   Two people died and more than 40 were hurt in an explosion near Mnangagwa at a rally in Bulawayo on Saturday.   Mnangagwa told the BBC’...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 12:35am

Zimbabwean VP classifies explosion at presidential rally as terror attack

On Saturday, an explosion broke out in Bulawayo during a campaign rally of Mnangagwa representing the ruling ZANU-PF party. The president was not injured and was promptly evacuated from the scene. According to the most recent figures, the number of people injured in the blast stands at 49. The...

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 9:47am

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa queues for fried chicken in election stunt

Zimbabweans have largely dismissed the move by president Emmerson Mnangagwa to queue along with ordinary citizens to buy fried chicken over the weekend, with just a little over a month to the election. State media had sought to highlight the president’s ‘everyday man’ credentials...

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 8:03am

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa, main rival sign up for first post-Mugabe election

HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa registered on Thursday for Zimbabwe’s first national elections of the post-Mugabe era, with his main rival Nelson Chamisa hoping to rally younger voters against the generation that won independence. Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa, main rival sign up for...

Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 1:42am

Date of Zimbabwe elections announced

Zimbabwe's president has announced the country will hold its national elections on 30 July. Emmerson Mnangagwa made the official announcement on Wednesday morning. It will be the first time in decades former leader Robert Mugabe is not standing for president. Yesterday, Mr Mnanagagwa - who...

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 11:54am