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Vol 56 No 18

Published 11th September 2015


Zimbabwe

Opposition watches and waits

Factionalism is causing ZANU-PF serious by-election jitters, even though it is standing unopposed. The opposition is biding its time for 2018

The parties opposing the Zimbabwe African National Union–Patriotic Front have limited resources they are unwilling to waste on this month's three by-elections. They have now decided to keep their powder dry for the 2018 general election campaign. They now believe that the longer they wait, the more age will take its toll on the leader, and whether it does or not, the bitter succession battle will seriously damage the ruling party.

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