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Vol 62 No 23

Published 18th November 2021


Cracks in ZANU-PF edifice

Dissidents opposing Mnangagwa’s plans for a second term are starting to organise in the ruling party

As it launched its heavily choreographed Annual National People's Conference on 29-30 October in Bindura, the ruling Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) was trying to dampen down intra-party clashes and fights for positions at district and provincial levels. Behind these ructions are party dissidents set on removing President Emmerson Mnangagwa from leadership of the party and government ahead of the national elections in 2023.

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