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Vol 46 No 18

Published 9th September 2005


Zimbabwe

Karanga calling

The death of a military-politician creates a gap in the regional power play

Josiah Tungamirai, who died in South Africa on 25 August, served as Air Vice-Marshal and as Black Empowerment Minister. More importantly, he was the standard-bearer of the Karanga, whose leaders have been arguing that it is their turn for the presidency now that the Zezuru, led by President Robert Mugabe, have had 25 years of power. The most numerous Shona sub-group, the Karanga occupy Masvingo Province and most of Midlands.

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