Chamisa claims a big lead as Zimbabwe waits on election results

Chamisa claims a big lead as Zimbabwe waits on election results

In Zimbabwe, presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa claimed to be “winning resoundingly” in his bid against incumbent President Emmerson Mnangagwa , in a pre-dawn message early Tuesday. “We now have results from the majority of the over 10,000 polling stations. We’ve done exceedingly well,” Chamisa said in his 5 a.m. Twitter…

Poll shows Zanu PF with slight edge as Zimbabwe elections loom

With little more than a week to go before Zimbabwe holds the first elections without Robert Mugabe in a generation, the current President Emmerson Mnangagwa of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) holds a slight edge in polls conducted by the Ghana-based Afrobarometer organization. Forty percent of registered voters…

Mnangagwa escapes injury in blast at Zanu PF campaign rally

An explosion during a political rally in Zimbabwe has been called an assassination attempt on President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who narrowly escaped injury after speaking to Zanu PF party supporters. The grenade-like blast came as Mnangagwa was leaving the platform at White City Stadium. At least eight other people were injured,…

Zimbabwe opposition leader Tsvangirai dies

Former Zimbabwe prime minister and longtime political opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has died, members of his Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party confirmed late Wednesday. The 65-year-old Tsvangirai was reportedly battling cancer for which he was treated in South Africa, and in recent weeks had taken a turn for the…

Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa inauguration address honors Mugabe legacy

Emmerson Mnangagwa was inaugurated as president Friday in Zimbabwe, before packed crowds at the National Sports Stadium in Harare. Mnangagwa replaces the 93-year-old Robert Mugabe, whose resignation after 37 years in power was forced by a political crisis within his Zanu PF party and backed by the nation’s military last…

Confusion in Zimbabwe as Mugabe impeachment plans move forward

President Robert Mugabe has called a cabinet meeting Tuesday in Zimbabwe, following a weekend speech in which the 93-year-old leader was expected to resign – but then, he never did. It’s the latest development in a confusing week that has seen the country’s military intervene and Mugabe’s own ruling Zanu…

Zimbabwe: Zanu PF demands Mugabe resignation by Monday

The end has come for President Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe, as the ruling Zanu PF party demanded the 93-year-old leader’s resignation. He has until midday on Monday to voluntary resign or face impeachment proceedings. The Zanu PF leadership said Sunday that Grace Mugabe and associates had taken advantage of Mugabe’s…