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New Chinese equipment for Zimbabwe Defence Forces

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What Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa calls “the unparalleled strategic partnership” between his country and the People’s Republic of China saw him accept a consignment...

SANDF soldiers recover stolen vehicles and millions of rands worth of...

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South African National Defence Force (SANDF) soldiers busy with border protection patrols under Operation Corona have had a busy three weeks, recovering multiple stolen...

Another big cigarette bust for SANDF soldiers

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South African National Defence Force (SANDF) soldiers on border patrol have seized over R1 million worth of illicit cigarettes from smugglers in Limpopo, days...

Zimbabwe gets new VIP jet, Russian helicopters

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Zimbabwe’s government is taking delivery of dozens of new aircraft, including a new VIP jet and up to 50 Russian helicopters. Eighteen Ansat helicopters handed...

Zimbabwe Air Force asks Nigeria for technical assistance

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The Commander of Zimbabwe’s Air Force has travelled to Nigeria to ask his counterpart for technical assistance, including in the operation and maintenance of...

SAAF hosting Zimbabwean students

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The South African Air Force (SAAF) Command and Control School at Air Force Base Hoedspruit is currently hosting four Zimbabwean Air Force members, who...

Zimbabwe turns to Chinese technology to expand surveillance of citizens

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In early 2021, Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa officially opened the country’s National Data Center, proclaiming the Chinese-built data hub key to the country’s economic...

Land mines haunt Zimbabwe 40 years after war

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Talakufa Mudzikiti thought that the 1979 cease-fire ending Zimbabwe’s 15-year war would make it safe to search for his family’s lost cattle. It would...

SANDF hosting Zimbabwe military chief

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The Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF), General Philip Sibanda, is visiting South Africa as a guest of the South African National Defence...

No Public Protector sanction for Mapisa-Nqakula’s 2020 Zimbabwe flight

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Current National Assembly (NA) Speaker and former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula was “sufficiently sanctioned” for the Zimbabwe “taxi flight” two years...

Chief of the SAAF hosts Zimbabwean military students

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The Chief of the South African Air Force (SAAF), Lieutenant General Wiseman Mbambo, has hosted military students from the Zimbabwe National Defence Force (ZNDF)...

Zimbabwean major honoured with UN military gender advocate award

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Zimbabwean military observer Major Winnet Zhahare was today (Thursday, 26 May) named the 2021 United Nations (UN) Military Gender Advocate of the Year –...

SADC top man meets Mnangagwa

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The numbers read seven down, nine to go for the Southern African Development Community (SADC) executive secretary’s undertaking to meet the leaders of all...

Zim food aid for Moz

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A Zimbabwean presidential pledge saw a thousand tons of staple food assistance delivered to displaced Mozambicans at the weekend. President Emmerson Mnangagwa made the pledge...

Zimbabwe sending troops to Mozambique

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Zimbabwe will be sending 304 soldiers to Mozambique to help train soldiers to fight Islamist insurgents in the northern Cabo Delgado province. Zimbabwe’s defence minister...

Zimbabwe army commander dies from cancer – presidential spokesman

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Zimbabwe’s army commander died early on Thursday after succumbing to cancer, the presidential spokesman said. The army holds an outsized influence in Zimbabwean politics. In...

ISS: Zimbabwe’s notorious youth service revived ahead of election season

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With anti-government activism on the rise, ZANU-PF sets its sights on winning the critical youth vote in 2023. Zimbabwe’s infamous National Youth Service (NYS), dubbed...

ISS: Mnangagwa regime continues to score own goals

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Attempts to extend the chief justice’s term show a disregard for the judiciary and for fixing the country’s tattered reputation. Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s regime...

Zimbabwe court quashes criminal charges against journalist

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Zimbabwe's High Court on Wednesday quashed charges of communicating false information levelled against journalist and government critic Hopewell Chin’ono, saying the law used by...

Air Force of Zimbabwe takes delivery of H215 VIP transport helicopter

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The Air Force of Zimbabwe (AFZ) has taken delivery of an Airbus H215 helicopter that is set to replace the aged Cougar helicopter currently...

Air Force of Zimbabwe AB412 crash kills four

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Three people have died after an Air Force of Zimbabwe Agusta Bell 412 helicopter crashed into a house on 23 April. In a statement, the...

Defence Minister’s Zimbabwe flight questioned again as extra costs revealed

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula lost three month’s pay and the ruling party paid what it was told to for unauthorised use...

ISS: South Africa’s deadly mix of explosives, extortion and organised crime

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The use of terrorist tactics by criminals highlights the urgency of dealing with smuggled explosives. On 30 January, armed robbers in Cape Town hijacked two...

Pilots killed in Air Force of Zimbabwe SF-260 trainer crash

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The Air Force of Zimbabwe (AFZ) has confirmed the loss of two pilots who died when the SF-260 trainer aircraft they were flying crashed...

More questions about ZS-NAN’s September Zimbabwe flight

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Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula’s September flight to Zimbabwe has earned her “sufficient sanction” in President Cyril Ramaphosa’s words, but it appears the so-called "Uber flight"...

Zimbabwe court frees journalist charged with obstructing justice

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Zimbabwean journalist and government critic Hopewell Chin’ono was freed on bail on Friday after being arrested two weeks ago on charges of obstructing justice. Chin’ono’s...

Zimbabwe journalist Chin’ono denied bail after second arrest

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A court in Zimbabwe denied bail on Thursday for journalist and government critic Hopewell Chin’ono after his arrest last week on charges of obstruction...

Zimbabwe police again arrest journalist critical of government

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Zimbabwean police on Tuesday arrested for the second time a journalist who has been critical of the government, his lawyer said, adding this time...

ANC says it paid for Harare flight but DoD confirmation still...

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Indications are Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has not yet followed up on a Presidential instruction to inform him the ANC settled...

ANC billed R105 000 plus for SAAF jet flight

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The ruling African National Congress (ANC) has been billed R105 545.46 by government in the form of the Secretary for Defence to cover costs of...

Zimbabwe accuses opposition of gun-smuggling plot

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Zimbabwe’s state security minister on Monday alleged a plot by “rogue elements” in the opposition working with Western governments to smuggle in guns and...

Mapisa-Nqakula to explain Harare flight to Parliamentary oversight committee

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Defence minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula is not going to be allowed to go quietly into her period of presidentially enforced “penury”, with Parliament’s Joint Standing...

Presidential reprimand for Mapisa-Nqakula

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A presidential slap on the wrist with extra punishment is the outcome of the urgent report on the recent ZS-NAN flight carrying an unauthorised...

Extra costs for Harare flight likely to be “only a few...

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A ruling party apology and offer to pay costs incurred in the now infamous ZS-NAN flight to and from Harare is not likely to...

ANC reimbursement for SAAF Harare flight ‘not enough’

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The issuing of an apology as well as reimbursing the SA Air Force (SAAF) for the apparent unauthorised use of a 21 Squadron bizjet...

OUTA calls for Mapisa-Nqakula’s dismissal over Harare flight

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Another voice has joined the chorus calling for President Cyril Ramaphosa to act over the now infamous flight of SA Air Force (SAAF) Falcon...

Defence Minister’s report on Harare flight reaches Ramaphosa’s office

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President Cyril Ramaphosa should act immediately and “not wait for (Defence and Military Veterans Minister) Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula’s compilation of yet another report to exonerate...

Zimbabwe protest organizer, journalist freed on bail, banned from posting on...

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A Zimbabwe opposition politician and a journalist detained for more than a month on suspicion of planning anti-government protests over corruption and the worst...

Western diplomats express deep concern over Zimbabwe crisis

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Western diplomats in Zimbabwe expressed deep concern on Friday over a deteriorating political and economic crisis, and said the government should stop using the...

Zimbabwe politician who called for protests denied bail for third time

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A Zimbabwean court on Friday denied bail for the third time to an opposition politician who called for anti-government protests last month, ruling that...

Zimbabwe Catholic bishops, lawyers criticise alleged government abuses

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Zimbabwe’s Catholic bishops and the law society have criticised the government for alleged human rights abuses and a crackdown on dissent, adding to growing...

ISS: Ramaphosa reacts to internal pressure on Zimbabwe

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President Cyril Ramaphosa’s special envoys arrived in Zimbabwe on 10 August and returned to South Africa the next day, leaving the situation as it...

Zimbabwe president decries ‘divisive falsehoods’ over rights abuse claims

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Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Monday called criticism of human rights abuses by his government “divisive falsehoods” and said his administration was under renewed...

SA engaging Zimbabwe on human rights violations reports

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The South African government says it has noted with concern the reports related to human rights violations in the Republic of Zimbabwe. In a series...

Zimbabwe again denies bail to journalist in protest case, government denies...

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Zimbabwe’s High Court on Thursday denied bail to a journalist who was arrested last month for supporting anti-govermnent protests, in a case that has...

US imposes sanctions on Zimbabwe businessman, company

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The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on Zimbabwean Kudakwashe Tagwirei, an adviser to President Emmerson Mnangagwa, accusing the prominent businessman of being corrupt...

Security forces head off anti-government protests in Zimbabwe

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Streets were deserted and businesses shut in Zimbabwe’s two main cities on Friday after security forces were deployed to prevent anti-government marches called by...

Zimbabwe businesses closed, streets deserted on day of protests

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Zimbabwe’s businesses were shut and streets deserted in the capital Harare early on Friday as security forces increased patrols to stop anti-government protests called...

Zimbabwe minister Shiri, who helped plot Mugabe ouster, dies at 65

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Zimbabwe’s agriculture minister Perrance Shiri, a retired general who helped plot the ouster of Robert Mugabe in a 2017 coup, has died, President Emmerson...

Zimbabwe court rules journalist danger to public, extends detention

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A Zimbabwean court ruled on Friday that a journalist charged with inciting violence was a danger to the public and extended his detention until...

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