Zimbabwe court appoints Mugabe daughter to identify his assets

HARARE (Reuters) - A court in Zimbabwe on Thursday appointed Robert Mugabe’s daughter to identify assets left by the late former leader so they can be distributed to his beneficiaries, his lawyer said.

Zimbabweans are keen to know how much wealth Mugabe accrued during his 37 years in power. Many assume that he and his family amassed a vast fortune - perhaps as much as $1 billion, according to a leaked U.S. diplomatic cable from 2001.

Zimbabweans furious as President Mnangagwa names 10 roads after him, less than two years in power

HARARE, Nov 25 (NNN-AGENCIES) — There is ongoing debate among Zimbabweans about the latest renaming programme announced by the government.

It’s nearly four decades since the country gained independence from Britain but many roads, landmarks and schools still honour British functionaries of the colonial era.

Zimbabwe: Number of fired doctors surges to 435

HARARE, Nov 23 (NNN-ALLAFRICA) — The number of fired Zimbabwean doctors has surged to 435 doctors in an unprecedented government response to a prolonged industrial action by its hospital staff.

This was revealed at a post-cabinet media briefing, Thursday by Acting Information Minister, Mangaliso Ndlovu who however said the sacked medical practitioners were at liberty to reapply if they still wished to be readmitted into the country’s beleaguered health services sector.

115 Elephants Die In Zimbabwe’s Largest Game Park Due To Drought

HARARE, Nov 12 (NNN-AGENCIES) – At least 115 elephants died, at the country’s largest game reserve, since Sept this year, due to shortage of food and water.

Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (ZimParks) spokesperson, Tinashe Farawo said, water reservoirs were drying up, in the Hwange National Park, following a drought this year, the state-controlled Herald newspaper reported.

Zimbabwe fires striking doctors

HARARE, Nov 6 (NNN-AGENCIES) — The government of Zimbabwe has fired 77 doctors who have been taking part in a strike since September over pay.

Last month a court ruled that the strike was illegal and ordered them back to work but they defied the ruling.

Hundreds of doctors, who are also on strike, are waiting to know their fate as the government looks determined to keep playing hardball.

Zimbabwe is in the midst of an economic crisis and high inflation has severely eroded people’s earnings.

Starvation kills 55 elephants in Zimbabwe’s biggest park

HARARE, Oct 24 (NNN-AFRICANEWS) — At least 55 elephants have starved to death in the past two months in Zimbabwe’s biggest national park as a serious drought forces animals to stray into nearby communities in search of food and water, authorities said.

“The problem is real, the situation is dire,” said National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority spokesman Tinashe Farawo. Other animals such as lions at Hwange National Park have been affected.

Zimbabwe President To Address Anti-Sanctions Rally

HARARE, Zimbabwe, Sept 3 (NNN-AGENCIES) – Zimbabwean President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, is expected to address party supporters, set to gather in Harare for an anti-sanctions solidarity march, this Thursday (Sept 5).

The Herald newspaper reported that the march is in support of Southern African Development Community (SADC) member states, who are calling for the removal of sanctions imposed on the country, by the United States and the European Union in the early 2000’s.

Zimbabwe's capital forcibly declared shutdown after police ban opposition protest

HARARE, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- Shops, banks and retail outlets in Zimbabwe's capital Harare were closed on Friday after the High Court banned a planned demonstration by the opposition MDC Alliance.

By 12 noon local time, all the shops in the central business (CBD) district including banks and major retail outlets had closed.

At mid-morning, a handful of opposition supporters tried to defy the ban and march through the streets of Harare but police moved in and fired tear gas to disperse the protesters.

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa urges nation to shun violence, corruption

HARARE, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) -- Zimbabwean president Emmerson Mnangagwa on Monday urged Zimbabweans to shun violence and corruption and focus their efforts in rebuilding the economy.

The president made the remarks in his address to the nation at the National Heroes Acre to mark this year's 39th Heroes Day, held every year to remember fallen and living gallant sons and daughters of the country who fought to bring Zimbabwe's independence from Britain in 1980.

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