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Vol 59 No 18

Published 14th September 2018


Zimbabwe

The house of hunger revisited

Power struggles behind the scenes are going to shape national politics as the two main party leaders try to consolidate

Both of them fought the 30 July election for the first time as party leader. Both lost personal authority in the process: Emmerson Mnangagwa, because his party did so much better in the parliamentary elections than he did in the presidential vote; and Nelson Chamisa, because opposition supporters blame poor tactics almost as much as state rigging for his party losing the election.

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