Visiting Robert Mugabe has them in stitches

Visiting Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe recognizes South Africa as the senior partner in their subcontinental relationship. He says they are inexorably entwined. South Africa and Zimbabwe can stand together or fall together – but he doesn’t fear the will fall. Robert Mugabe hour long tirade kept journalists Cabinet minister and officials crammed into the briefing […]

Trade dominates agenda for Robert Mugabe state visit to South Africa

  South Africa’s rolling out the red carpet at the Union Buildings and firing a 21-gun salute for Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe starting his state visit today. The current African Union and SADC chairman is officially here to boost bilateral relations. But seeking trade for his cash strapped country is top of his agenda.   […]

South Africa and Zimbabwe upgrade their bilateral relationship

South Africa and Zimbabwe have upgraded the status of their relations by establishing a binational commission. The agreement signed in Pretoria after today’s talks between Presidents Jacob Zuma and Robert Mugabe  commit the heads of state to meeting annually to review bilateral relations. It’s interesting that the southern African neighbours have got by all this […]

Mugabe late for official South African welcome

Robert Mugabe’s hosts are at pains to prevent the 91-year-old Zimbabwe president’s parade being rained on. Threatening autumnal skies have  moved them to take his red-carpet  welcome indoors although the 21-gun salute will be fired over the statue of Nelson Mandela sweeping his arms over the Union Building Gardens. Ends intro Robert Mugabe was late […]