Why Mugabe was so comfortable to leave Mnangagwa in charge only two days after swearing him in

After the bruising fight that nearly split the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front in the run-up to the congress, the poisoning attempt on Emmerson Mnangagwa a day before he was appointed vice-president, and the car accident involving Vice-President Phelekezela Mphoko a day after his swearing in, one would have thought President Robert Mugabe would have delayed his annual leave to let things settle down.

MDC Renewal says changes made by Mugabe will not move the country forward

The appointments of Emmerson Mnangagwa and Phelekezela Mphoko as vice-presidents, the reshuffling of the cabinet and the announcement of the 2015 national budget by Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa have all failed to inspire confidence in the nation and will not move the country forward, the president of the MDC Renewal Team Sekai Holland said in her end of year message.