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Mugabe to be reburied, overruling family

The body of former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe should be exhumed and reburied at a national shrine in the capital, ignoring the wishes of his children, a court has decided. Mugabe's three children had challenged an exhumation ruling made by the traditional chief of the Zvimba area, Mugabe's rural home.…
bubmag
September 10, 2021
Robert Mugabe

Mugabe court case: Family appeals order

HARARE - Three of late former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's children, are challenging a traditional chief's order, for his body to be exhumed and reburied at the National Heroes Acre. Bona, Bellarmine and Tinotenda Mugabe have filed a court application, arguing that traditional Chief Zvimba acted outside his jurisdiction, when he approached a village court…
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June 6, 2021
Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe court orders Mugabe’s body be exhumed

JOHANNESBURG - A traditional court in Zimbabwe has ordered former First Lady Grace Mugabe to exhume the body of her late husband Robert Mugabe. The court says Mugabe must be reburied at the Heroes Acre in Harare. READ: Mugabe's widow told to pay for 'improper burial' in livestock Grace Mugabe is also…
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May 24, 2021
Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe: ‘Bad’ Mugabe Kept Soldiers Inside Barracks

AS the nation commemorates Robert Mugabe National Youth Day this Sunday, political parties have expressed mixed feelings towards the late strongman's legacy with some crediting the once fierce ruler for keeping the military out of national politics. Mugabe was dethroned in a popular military assisted coup November 2017. February 21,…
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February 21, 2021
Robert Mugabe

‘President’ Review: Camilla Nielsson’s Extraordinary Documentary Traces the Alleged Theft of an Election

“Democrats,” Camilla Nielsson’s superb 2014 documentary about the tortuous construction of Zimbabwe’s 2013 constitution, was most riveting as a snapshot of a country still trying democracy on for size, wary of what it saw in the mirror. Studying the troubled coalition government that paired president Robert Mugabe’s long-ruling ZANU-PF party…
bubmag
January 29, 2021
Robert Mugabe

Zim businesses closed, streets deserted on day of protests

HARARE - Businesses were shut and streets deserted in Zimbabwe's two main cities on Friday as security forces patrolled to prevent anti-government protests called by activists over corruption and economic hardship. President Emmerson Mnangagwa's critics say his government is resorting to the authoritarian tactics of the Robert Mugabe era of banning…
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July 31, 2020
Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe government minister died from COVID-19

HARARE - Zimbabwe's agriculture minister Perrance Shiri died from the COVID-19 infection, becoming the first senior government official to succumb to the pandemic, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Thursday. READ: Arrests of activists continue in Zimbabwe Shiri, a retired general who helped plot a coup that ousted Robert Mugabe in 2017,…
bubmag
July 30, 2020
Robert Mugabe

Class Homicide

photo credit: BigstockTrevor Noah Beit Hall at Plumtree School is a beautiful old building built at considerable cost over 100 years ago by early Rhodesian settlers, through which future generations, involving hundreds of thousands of boys of all races, have passed on their way to acquiring the knowledge that would…
bubmag
June 25, 2020