Zimbabwe anti-corruption body investigates Grace Mugabe's PhD

Morgan Tsvangirai Emmerson Mnagagwa

Zimbabwe anti-corruption body investigates Grace Mugabe's PhD

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Friday briefed Angolan President Joao Lourenco on the recent political developments in Zimbabwe, assuring him that the welfare and safety of former President Robert Mugabe are guaranteed and that general elections due this year will be held on schedule.

ZIMBABWEAN president Emmerson Mnangagwa is expected in Namibia next week on an official visit, State House press secretary, Albertus Aochamub announced in a statement yesterday.

"We have a... constitution that the people of Zimbabwe made for themselves and it has been broken and it has been broken via a coup", he said.

He further took swipe at the Zimbabwe Defence Forces demanding that they come clean on the their Operation Restore Legacy and tell the country how many people were killed in the process.

"The constitution of the country has been subverted and there has to be a return to constitutionalism".

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Mugabe's nephew, Patrick Zhuwao recently claimed during an interview with Voice of America that his uncle was being "ill-treated" by Mnangagwa's government.

"The army deployed itself in Zimbabwe when the constitution says only the president can deploy it", he said.

The G40 enjoyed the support of Grace Mugabe who was thought to be keen on taking over from Robert Mugabe. "Under conditions of free and fair elections, Zanu-PF will be thoroughly walloped and thumped at the 2018 elections", he said.

He accused Mnangagwa and Chiwenga of involvement in the Gukurahundi massacres of the 1980s that claimed the lives of around 20 000 regime opponents, including children and women, in the country's southwest.

"This is in part because our trade patterns have been aligned to service the requirements of former colonial powers and partly because many African countries essentially produce similar goods, mainly agricultural and mineral commodities", Geingob said in a statement delivered during the official opening of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair past year. "They are feared because they associated with every atrocity that has happened", he said.

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