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Vol 49 No 14

Published 4th July 2008


Zimbabwe

Can the party hold together?

With an eye to the succession, the top brass of Mugabe's party are squabbling and squirming

Emmerson Mnangagwa was roped in by President Robert Mugabe to mastermind his bid for re-election, together with his close ally, Legal Affairs Minister Patrick Chinamasa. Together, they persuaded ex-General Solomon Mujuru, leader of a rival faction, to support Mugabe. Their persuasion was reinforced by evidence (supplied by Mnangagwa's ally, Reserve Bank Governor Gideon Gono), that Mujuru had illegally exported foreign cash.

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