Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe named Patrick Chinamasa as finance minister and replaced his mining and indigenization ministers in his cabinet after winning elections in July to extend his 33-year rule.
Europe and the U.S. should engage with Zimbabwe and lift sanctions against President Robert Mugabe and his close aides after his July 31 election victory against a divided opposition, a senior South African official said.
President Robert Mugabe appeared set to win a mandate to rule Zimbabwe until he’s 94 as his party secured a majority in parliament in elections that African nations endorsed and his main rival called a “farce.”
Five years after standing on the brink of electoral defeat, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe was inaugurated to extend his 33-year rule with renewed power at home and acceptance from neighboring countries.
Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai began a court challenge against the results of last month’s presidential election, in which Robert Mugabe extended his 33-year rule, and called for a new vote within 60 days.
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe was re-elected and won the two-thirds legislative majority his party needs to change the constitution as his main rival urged African leaders to overturn what he said was a fraudulent vote.