Posts Tagged ‘Robert Mugabe’

Zimbabwe Catholics pray for Mugabe to be forgiven

Monday, September 9th, 2019

At the Catholic cathedral where Zimbabwe’s former independence leader and ruler Robert Mugabe attended Mass, prayers for his forgiveness were offered on Sunday. Mugabe died last Friday in Singapore. He was 95 Father Richard Mushukua opened Sunday’s Mass paying tribute to Mugabe and asking congregants to forgive him. “He did a lot of positive things Read more

Zimbabwe’s Catholic Bishops forgive Mugabe

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Zimbabwe’s Catholic Bishops Conference  says it has forgiven former president, Robert Mugabe, for his “transgressions” in office over the past 37 years. They are imploring the new president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, to put in place inclusive transitional mechanisms to level the political playing field ahead of next year’s watershed elections. Read more

Zimbabwe’s bishops: politicians must prioritise people

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

People must come before all other considerations, Zimbabwe’s Catholic bishops have warned Emmerson Mnangagwa and other political leaders. Mnangagwa has been chosen to succeed 93-year old Robert Mugabe as head of a transitional government. He is the African nation’s former vice-president. Mugabe was ousted following a military coup. Accusations of economic mismanagement and violating the Read more

Priest negotiating between Mugabe and army

Monday, November 20th, 2017

The priest negotiating between Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe and the generals, who seized power on Wednesday, Father Fidelis Mukonori, is having his work cut out to broker Mugabe’s graceful exit from his presidential role. The army is targeting an operation against “criminals” in his entourage, a senior political source claims. Read more

Mugabe prefers Chinese aid with no gay strings attached

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe says he greatly prefers Chinese aid over that from Western nations because the latter want him to accept homosexuality. Mr Mugabe, said to be a practising Catholic, told a Chinese television interviewer that he resents Western aid because it always depends on conditions like accepting homosexuality. He praised Beijing for being Read more