Zimbabwean police have arrested at least 70 suspects following attacks on liberation war veterans and ruling-party activists in the Buhera district, a state daily reported on Monday. "So far more than 70 suspects have been arrested in connection with the cases," police Deputy Commissioner General Levy Sibanda was quoted as saying by the Herald.
The Zimbabwean opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, has told President Thabo Mbeki that he is no longer fit to serve as the region's mediator in Zimbabwe's political crisis owing to a "lack of neutrality", and that "there will be no country left" if Mbeki continues to side with President Robert Mugabe.
Hundreds of women converged on a stadium on the outskirts of Harare on Saturday to pray for peace ahead of the country's tense presidential run-off amid mounting political violence. Zimbabweans go to the polls on June 27 for a second-round presidential election between President Robert Mugabe and opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai.
Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe's opposition leader, claimed on Friday that President Robert Mugabe's Zanu-PF party no longer ruled the country. This is technically true. The Movement for Democratic Change won a majority of seats in Parliament after the first round of elections on March 29.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe will never vacate his office for opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai even if he loses a run-off election next month, his wife said Thursday. Grace Mugabe told followers of her husband's Zanu-PF party that Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change would not be allowed to take power under any circumstances.
Simba Makoni, the former finance minister who defected from President Robert Mugabe's party to challenge him in presidential elections in March, refused on Thursday to say which candidate he would back in next month's presidential run-off.
A month before a presidential election run-off, Zimbabwe's opposition said on Tuesday conditions were not conducive for a free and fair poll, but still expressed confidence it would oust Robert Mugabe. "As of yesterday [Monday], at least 50 of our supporters had been killed in violent attacks." the Movement for Democratic Change said.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe will respect the will of voters if they end his 28-year rule in a run-off election against opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, the state-run Herald newspaper reported on Monday. Tsvangirai beat Mugabe in the March 29 presidential poll but failed to win an absolute majority.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Sunday accused the United States of political interference and threatened to expel its ambassador, as his party began its campaign for next month's election run-off. He told supporters in Harare that the Western allies wanted to control Zimbabwe's resources.
With his rival back in the country, Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe fought for his political survival on Sunday as he kicked off his election campaign. Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai arrived home on Saturday after a six-week absence vowing to end the three decade rule of post-independence leader Mugabe in a run-off election scheduled for June 27.
A Zimbabwean court sentenced three South Africans to jail terms of between six and seven-and-a-half months after they were found in possession of "illegal transmitting equipment" belonging to the Sky television channel, Sky said on Tuesday.