Opposition parties in Botswana lambaste uneven playing field ahead of elections

15 October 2019, 11:27 AM
Opposition parties in Botswana are complaining that the playing field is not level in terms of political party funding in that country. This, as the country is ready to hold its general elections on Wednesday next week.
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Embattled Mugabe awaits his fate 19 November 2017, 6:53 AM

Two critical meetings are due to take place this Sunday in Zimbabwe when the fate of President Robert Mugabe could be decided.

Zimbabwe’s ruling party to fire Mugabe on Sunday – sources 18 November 2017, 7:31 PM

Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF party will hold a special central committee meeting on Sunday morning to dismiss 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe as its leader.

Praise for Zimbabwe military at anti-Mugabe gathering in Pretoria 18 November 2017, 4:37 PM

Zimbabweans gathered in Pretoria on Saturday to demand the removal of President Robert Mugabe praised their country’s military led by General Constantino Chiwenga for this week’s intervention which has shaken the 93-year-old’s 37-year rule.

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe “ready to die for what is correct”, nephew tells Reuters 18 November 2017, 4:13 PM

 Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace are "ready to die for what is correct" and have no intention of stepping down in order to legitimise this week's military coup, his nephew, Patrick Zhuwao, said on Saturday.

Zimbabweans living in SA demand removal of Mugabe 18 November 2017, 2:58 PM

Zimbabweans living in South Africa have gathered at the Union Buildings in solidarity with their countrymen back home who took to the streets in their thousands on Saturday to demand that President Robert Mugabe be removed from power.

EFF urges SA to grant Mugabe political asylum 18 November 2017, 12:59 PM

The Economic Freedom Fighters has again called on the government to grant Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe political asylum.

Zimbabweans to march as Mugabe’s future hangs in the balance 18 November 2017, 7:11 AM

Zimbabwe was set for more political turmoil on Saturday with protests planned as veterans of the independence war, activists and ruling party leaders called publicly for President Robert Mugabe to be forced from office.

Zuma urges Zimbabwe leaders to maintain peace 17 November 2017, 7:09 PM

President Jacob Zuma has urged Zimbabwe’s leaders to ensure the maintenance of peace and security as they grapple to resolve their political differences. He was speaking during the meeting with his Botswana counterpart Seretse Khama Ian Khama in Gaborone earlier on Friday. The two leaders co-chaired the 4th South Africa-Botswana Bi-National Commission which seeks to […]

SADC Troika meet on political instability in Zimbabwe 17 November 2017, 11:36 AM

The SADC Troika on Politics, Defence and Security has called for an urgent meeting of all SADC regional leaders to discuss the deepening political crisis in Zimbabwe.

SABC TV crew harrassed at Beitbridge border 17 November 2017, 11:05 AM

An SABC TV news crew has described ill-treatment by police at the entrance of the Beit bridge border post near Musina as harrowing.

Zimbabweans commended for their calm and patience 17 November 2017, 9:56 AM

The Zimbabwean Defence Force has commended citizens for their calm and patience during the country's current military operation.

Movement at Beitbridge continuing smoothly 17 November 2017, 9:06 AM

Movement is continuing smoothly at the Beitbridge border post near Musina in Limpopo despite developments in Zimbabwe.

Uncertainty over Grace Mugabe’s whereabouts 17 November 2017, 8:04 AM

Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe is believed to be still in the country following reports that she had fled to Namibia.

Mugabe’s fate hangs in the balance amid coup confusion 17 November 2017, 5:46 AM

Mugabe, who at 93 has appeared increasingly frail in public, is insisting he remains Zimbabwe's only legitimate ruler and is refusing to quit. But pressure was mounting on the former guerrilla to accept offers of a graceful exit, political sources said.

Mugabe, coup chief meet with smiles and handshakes 16 November 2017, 9:27 PM

The last of Africa’s state founders still in power from the era of the struggle against European colonisation, Mugabe is still seen by many Africans as a liberation hero. But he is reviled in the West as a despot whose disastrous handling of the economy and willingness to resort to violence to maintain power pauperised […]

Mugabe digs in as negotiations continue in Zimbabwe 16 November 2017, 4:06 PM

President Robert Mugabe is reportedly digging in, saying he is the only legitimate ruler and wants to finish his term as head of state, this as negotiations are currently underway in Zimbabwe for a possible way out of the crisis after the military took charge of the country this week. South African President Jacob Zuma […]

Mnangagwa to release statement after SADC meeting 16 November 2017, 2:38 PM

Zimbabwe's dismissed Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa is to make a statement later on Thursday that could shed light on the way forward for the country.

Cabinet supports interventions by SADC in Zimbabwe 16 November 2017, 11:49 AM

Cabinet has expressed its support for the intervention done by President Jacob Zuma in his capacity as the chair of SADC in response to the Zimbabwe situation.

Zanu-PF youth leader apologizes to army chief 16 November 2017, 10:22 AM

Zanu-PF youth leader Kudzai Chipanga has made a dramatic about-turn in his condemnation of army leadership after a military takeover of Zimbabwe's capital, Harare.

Contingency plans in place amid Zim impasse 16 November 2017, 9:32 AM

A multi stakeholder disaster contingency meeting comprised of various government departments and civil society is expected to continue at the Musina police station in Limpopo on Thursday morning.

Spotlight on Zimbabwe impasse at SADC meeting 16 November 2017, 8:54 AM

The SADC ministerial troika meeting is expected to resume in the capital city of Botswana Gaberone on Thursday afternoon.

Zimbabwe likely to have transitional government 16 November 2017, 8:10 AM

The SABC has reliably learnt that Zimbabwe is likely to have a transitional government after the army takeover.

Military coup looming in embattled Zimbabwe 16 November 2017, 7:45 AM

Nobody is safe from the rages of Zimbabwe’s First Lady, “Dr. Amai” Grace Mugabe.

Zuma sends special envoy to Zimbabwe 16 November 2017, 6:56 AM

The two special envoys sent by President Jacob Zuma, as chairperson of SADC to Zimbabwe held talks with stakeholders in Harare last Wednesday night to chart a way forward for the country.

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe resisting army pressure to quit: Senior source 16 November 2017, 2:09 AM

President Robert Mugabe is insisting he remains Zimbabwe's only legitimate ruler, an intelligence source said on Thursday and is resisting mediation by a Catholic priest to allow the 93-year-old former guerrilla a graceful exit after a military coup.

Zuma sends envoys to Zimbabwe 15 November 2017, 2:26 PM

Chairperson of Southern African Development Community President Jacob Zuma is sending Special Envoys to Zimbabwe in light of the unfolding situation in Zimbabwe.

SA monitors situation in Zimbabwe 15 November 2017, 11:34 AM

Head of Public Diplomacy in the International Relations Department, Clayson Monyela has issued caution to South Africans who are in Zimbabwe.

We won’t succumb to military pressure: Zanu-PF 15 November 2017, 8:00 AM

Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF has issued a statement following reports of military action in the country.

US embassy in Zimbabwe instructs staff to stay home 15 November 2017, 7:21 AM

The United States ambassador in Zimbabwe has instructed all employees to remain home on Wednesday due to “on-going political uncertainty.”

Zimbabwe army calls for calm 15 November 2017, 6:55 AM

The Zimbabwe Defence Force has called on citizens to remain calm around the capital Harare. On Tuesday, there were scenes of army tanks in the country’s capital. The Defence Force Army General, Constantino Chiwenga issued a statement on Monday, saying they military would not hesitate to safeguard the revolution against the purging of freedom fighters. […]