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Vol 55 No 15

Published 25th July 2014


Zimbabwe

Put a faction in your tank

The intensifying fight for the ZANU-PF succession is affecting the retail fuel market as both factions promote rival businesses

A new contestant in the fight to control fuel sales has burst on to the scene as the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front's internal battles heat up. Engen Petroleum Zimbabwe is taking over fuel distribution outlets from the previously dominant Sakunda Petroleum. Industry observers link EPZ with the ZANU-PF faction of Vice-President Joice Mujuru, while Sakunda interests are believed to be aligned with the faction of Justice Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa. Their fierce competition to succeed President Robert Mugabe is increasingly coming out into the open.

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