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Vol 39 No 24

Published 4th December 1998


First the provinces, then the presidency

Factionalism is alive and well in ZANU-PF ahead of its national conference in Gweru on 9-12 December. The internecine disputes played out in the provincial party elections of 28 November have added frisson this year because of growing doubts about President Robert Mugabe’s ability to hang on until the 2002 elections. For ZANU watchers, the provincial party elections are a reliable measure of the relative strengths of party factions.

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