During a state banquet in Pretoria, South Africa, in April 2015, I had a brief encounter with Grace Mugabe, the first lady of Zimbabwe. I was asking her husband, Robert Mugabe, about the question of her succeeding him as president. “She doesn’t have those ambitions,” began Mugabe, the spectacles perched on his nose reminiscent of an elderly librarian, a narrow moustache clinging to his upper lip like a caterpillar.
The committee meetings listed below, all to be held at Parliament, will be open to the public. Members of the public may attend the meetings, but as observers only, not as participants, i.e. they may observe and listen but not speak. If attending a meeting, please use the entrance on Kwame Nkrumah Ave between 2nd and 3rd Streets. Please note that IDs must be produced.
ZIMBABWE Republic Police (ZRP) officers on Monday 20 February 2017 arrested Happymore Chidziva, the MDC-T party’s National Youth Assembly Chairperson and charged him with committing public violence during an anti-government protest held last year.
The aftershock of events in 2016 are still being felt as each day presents us with the latest twist in the saga of Donald Trump and other leaders who have come to power on much the same wave as he. Observers and commentators reflect and analyse what is happening and why.