November 18, 2017

ZIMBABWE: Oppressive Corrupt Marxist Dictator For 37 YEARS, Mugabe Faces "Impeachment" Next Week If He Refuses To Stand Down. He Was Going To Hand Power Over To His Wife. CONGRATULATIONS! 👏😊

I shared this news October 24, 2014: ZIMBABWE: Marxist Dictator Mugabe’s Wife Declares To Succeed Husband As So-Called "President". Mugabe Has Ruled Zimbabwe Since 1980. CLICK HERE to read article from Nigerian Tribune.
Strait Times, Singapore
written by Reuters, AFP staff
Friday November 17, 2017

HARARE - Leaders of Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF party are meeting on Friday (Nov 17) to draft a resolution to dismiss President Robert Mugabe at the weekend and lay the ground for his impeachment next week if he refuses to stand down, a senior party source said.

“There is no going back,” the source told Reuters. “If he becomes stubborn, we will arrange for him to be fired on Sunday. When that is done, it’s impeachment on Tuesday.”

Mr Mugabe’s fate hung in the balance as he apparently resisted efforts to make him step down following a seizure of power by the army, until this week a key pillar of his 37-year-rule.

The military said on national television it was holding talks with Mr Mugabe on the way forward and that it would advise the nation on their outcome as soon as possible. It added that it had made “significant progress” in its operation targeting “criminals” around Mr Mugabe.

Mr Mugabe has refused to resign after meeting generals who have seized control of the country, as sources suggested the veteran leader was “buying time” to negotiate his exit.

The talks in Harare on Thursday came after soldiers this week put Mr Mugabe under house arrest, took over state TV and blockaded main roads in a stunning turnaround for the 93-year-old leader who has ruled the country with an iron fist since 1980.

Mr Mugabe’s motorcade took him from his private residence to the State House for the talks, which were also attended by envoys from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) regional bloc.

“They met today. He is refusing to step down. I think he is trying to buy time,” said a source close to the army leadership who declined to be named.

Government TV showed Mr Mugabe, the world’s oldest head of state, dressed in a navy blue blazer and grey trousers standing alongside army chief General Constantino Chiwenga who smiled and was dressed in fatigues.

Zimbabwe was left stunned by this week’s military intervention but attention has swiftly shifted to the prominent figures who could play a role in any transitional government.

Mr Mugabe’s advanced age, poor health and listless public performances have fuelled a bitter succession battle between his wife Grace and former vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa, whom Mr Mugabe sacked last week.

Mr Mnangagwa, 75, was previously one of Mr Mugabe’s most loyal lieutenants, having worked alongside him for decades. But he fled to South Africa following his dismissal and published a scathing rebuke of Mr Mugabe’s leadership and Mrs Mugabe's presidential ambitions. His aide told the AFP he had returned to the country on Thursday.

The generals are strongly opposed to Mrs Mugabe’s rise, while Mr Mnangagwa has maintained close ties to the army and could emerge as the next president.

Mr Morgan Tsvangirai, a former prime minister and long-time opponent of Mr Mugabe, told journalists in Harare that Mr Mugabe must resign “in the interest of the people”. He added that “a transitional mechanism” would be needed to ensure stability.

Mr Tendai Biti, who served as finance minister during the coalition government after the 2008 elections, called it “a very delicate time for Zimbabwe”.

“A way has to be worked out to maintain stability. That restoration requires a roadmap and to address the grievances that have led to this situation,” he said.

The African Union (AU) said it would allow Zimbabwe’s southern neighbours in the SADC to mediate in the crisis.

Mr Smail Chergui, the AU commissioner for peace and security, said Africa was putting its faith in the efforts of the SADC, noting that its envoys had been able to meet Mr Mugabe, after talks in Washington.

“I think as we speak the Parliament is still in force, is still working, the government is still working, and there is no sign of violence whatsoever in the country,” Chergui said.

Professor Eldred Masunungure, a lecturer at the University of Zimbabwe, said the formation of a “pre-election coalition” could be a viable response to the crisis. Many Zimbabweans hoped the situation would pave the way to a more prosperous future.

“We needed change. Our situation has been pathetic,” said Keresenzia Moyo, 65.

“The economy has been in the doldrums for a very long time. We are happy with what has been done.”

The international community has been watching the crisis closely. In Paris, the head of the AU, Guinea’s President Alpha Conde, warned that the continent “will never accept the military coup d’etat” in Zimbabwe and called for a return to the “constitutional order”.

“(Problems) need to be resolved politically by the ZANU-PF party and not with an intervention by the army,” added Mr Conde.

Meeting in Botswana, the SADC called for an emergency regional summit to help resolve the crisis, urging Zimbabwe to “settle the political challenges through peaceful means”.

Britain, Zimbabwe’s former colonial ruler, demanded that elections scheduled for 2018 go ahead.
The Daily Mail, UK
written by Julian Robinson
Thursday November 16, 2017

She is the free-spending First Lady of Zimbabwe who splashed £3million on her daughter's wedding, owns luxury homes around the world and recently paid £300,000 for a Rolls-Royce.

Dubbed 'Gucci' Grace for her love of spending, the wife of deposed dictator Robert Mugabe is renowned for her extravagant purchases and eye-watering shopping trips around the world.

The 52-year-old 'First Lady of Shopping', currently under house arrest with her husband, 93, at their 25-bedroom Blue Roof mansion in Harare following a military coup, has lavished millions on bling, including £200,000 on a diamond-studded headboard.

She is widely loathed in Zimbabwe, where seven in ten are stuck in poverty. The population has been incensed by reports of a lavish lifestyle that once saw her spend £120,000 on one shopping spree in Paris.

The couple's children appear to have acquired their parents' taste for luxury. Their youngest son Chatunga posted a video on Snapchat showing himself pouring £200-a-bottle Armand de Brignac Champagne over a £45,000 watch on a night out in South Africa. He bragged that he owned the timepiece because 'daddy runs the whole country'.

Her son by her first marriage, Russell Goreraza, took delivery of two Rolls-Royce limousines in September.

Grace, a former chicken seller, began an affair with Robert Mugabe while working as one of his typists and while his first wife, Sally, was terminally ill.

Mugabe's marriage to Grace in 1996, dubbed the 'Wedding of the Century' in Zimbabwe, was an extravagant Catholic affair. And each decade of the old dictator's life was marked with ever more expensive partying — his 90th year being marked by a celebration costing £600,000.

During one bout of retail therapy in Paris in 2002, the First Lady - known in her homeland as the First Shopper - spent more than £120,000 in department stores.

And by 2014 her spending on luxury goods was running at £2 million a year. That year's shopping list included 12 diamond rings, 62 pairs of Ferragamo shoes, 33 pairs made by Gucci and an £80,000 Rolex watch.

After one trip to London, where she stayed in a suite at Claridge's, Mrs Mugabe was asked how she could justify spending so much on designer shoes.

'I have very narrow feet, so I can only wear Ferragamo,' came the reply.

The Mugabes were banned from Europe in 2002, depriving Grace of favourite haunts such as Harrods, but she continued to spend in China and the Middle East.

A diamond ring purchased to celebrate her 20th wedding anniversary cost her £900,000, although she later sued the dealer in question for failure to deliver.

In a further act of retaliation, the First Lady threatened to seize the businessman's properties in Zimbabwe — hardly a new tactic for a woman who has managed to 'purchase' no fewer than five dairy farms with funds that simply appeared out of nowhere.

No expense was spared when Mugabe's only daughter, Bona, married in 2014.

It is estimated that some £3 million was spent on the ceremony, including £500,000 to upgrade the road leading to the venue, a country club. Some 4,000 guests attended.

There are claims that the money funding this lifestyle came from the country's diamonds. Like other members of the ruling clique in Zimbabwe, the Mugabes take their share of proceeds from the Marange diamond fields near the Mozambique border.

The mining operation there is run in co-operation with the Chinese and heavily guarded. But the estimated £800 billion worth of stones in Marange have so far failed to benefit ordinary Zimbabweans.

Grace Mugabe's son shows off his brand new (2) Rolls Royce.

There's a special place in hell for people like this. 95% of Zimbabweans live below the poverty line because of his father's corruption. AND his mother Grace Mugabe wanted to keep her people OPPRESSED and in chronic poverty when she declared she was taking over Mugabe's rule. Like the Democrats here ALL ACROSS the United States of America. All of the cities and states run by Democrats have remained in chronic poverty, and oppressed by street gangs and drug dealers. While the Democrats live in luxury and exploit their districts.

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's playboy son filmed himself pouring a £200 bottle of champagne over his £45,000 diamond watch - as his country's people starve.

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