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Mugabe tries to calm restive soldiers

HARARE - President Robert Mugabe yesterday moved to placate poorly paid and increasingly anxious soldiers by promising them improved conditions of service, including salaries and accommodation. This comes barely a week after some armed…
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How Mugabe milked Macheso moment

Sungura superstar Alick Macheso broke into tears after shaking hands with President Robert Mugabe at the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) Day celebrations at the National Sports Stadium in Harare, on Tuesday.
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Macheso wept after shaking hands with Mugabe

Sungura Maestro Alick Macheso on Tuesday shed tears after shaking hands with President Robert Mugabe. Macheso was invited to provide entertainment to thousands gathered at the National Sports Stadium to commemorate the Zimbabwe Defence…
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Air Force chief claims army averted coup

Air Force Commander Air Marshal Perrence Shiri has admitted that the political and economic crisis a few years ago could have led to a coup in some countries, but the armed forces in Zimbabwe remained professional and loyal.
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Zimbabwe army ‘generals have no support’

HARARE - The Zimbabwean army is disillusioned and will not support the generals’ threat to ensure President Robert Mugabe clings to power if he loses the forthcoming presidential election, according to a former colonel and a government…
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Mugabe’s Nyikayaramba promotion divides army

HARARE- The controversial promotion of Douglas Nyikayaramba by President Robert Mugabe last year from Brigadier-General to Major-General has come to haunt the military amid claims of divisions within the army as some quarters complain that…
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Interview: Why General Nyikayaramba must go

Political commentator Pedzisai Ruhanya joins SW Radio Africa journalist Lance Guma Behind the Headlines to explain why the country should be worried by the recent promotion of 3 Infantry Brigade Commander, Brigadier-General Douglas…
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Mugabe spokesman confirms working with army

HARARE- Presidential spokesman George Charamba may land in hot soup following revelations that he was working closely with hardliners, who include army generals, to manage President Robert Mugabe ahead of elections envisaged for 2012.
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