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/ 20 April 2006

Mugabe’s threats ‘betray panic’

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe is threatening the opposition with "fire and death" if it dares call street protests against his government, but analysts say the veteran leader is showing signs of panicking at a time when his main challenger, Morgan Tsvangirai, seems to have ridden through a split in the opposition ranks.

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/ 18 August 2005

NPA: Nothing sinister about Zuma raids

<a href=""><img src="" align=left border=0></a>There were no sinister motives behind the Scorpions’ swoop on the Johannesburg home of former deputy president Jacob Zuma, that of his financial adviser Schabir Shaik and other residences and offices on Thursday, said the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), also denying the raids were conducted in response to Congress of South African Trade Unions statements on Zuma.