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Report: Robert Mugabe has collapsed

A mysterious Zimbabwean party insider with a bounty on his head for anonymous postings within the country wrote yesterday that President Robert Mugabe had collapsed in illness, and that security around the capitol had been tightened. Post by Baba Jukwa. The post from the person known only as Baba Jukwa,…

Zimbabwe MP ‘detained for calling Mugabe gay’

A Zimbabwean parliamentarian was held in custody for seven days after saying President Robert Mugabe had gay sex with another politician, state media reported Thursday. The state charged Lynette Karenyi, of the Movement for Democratic Change, with saying “Robert Mugabe, president of Zanu-PF, had homosexual relations” with another politician, according…

Mugabe calls Cameron ‘satanic’ for backing gay rights

HARARE — Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has called British Prime Minister David Cameron “satanic” for considering withholding aid from countries that do not respect gay rights, state media said Thursday. “It becomes worse and satanic when you get a prime minister like Cameron saying countries that want British aid should…

Mugabe party ‘supporters’ assault Zimbabwe journalist

HARARE — Supporters of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s party beat up a lawmaker and a journalist when they barged into a public hearing on a proposed human rights bill, media reports said on Sunday. The private Standard newspaper said about 20 youth on Saturday mobbed and beat up Brian Tshuma,…

Evil Is Evil

Zimbabwe updates: Mugabe’s government continues to arbitrarily detain opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai two weeks before scheduled elections. His deputy, Tendai Biti, is being detained on charges of treason. In a gross fit of irony, Biti is being accused of tampering with elections: Senior officials in Mr. Mugabe’s governing party, in…

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