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Vol 56 No 5

Published 6th March 2015


Zimbabwe

The mighty fall

ZANU-PF’s purge of the Mujuru faction is far from complete and the succession no clearer as Mugabe turns 91

Having removed Joice Mujuru from the leadership of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front, the party seems unable to decide what to do next. Mujuru enjoyed strong popular support but her victorious adversary, now heir-apparent to President Robert Mugabe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, does not. Mnangagwa has been trying to change this by raising his public profile, as at a massive ZANU-PF rally in Zibagwe launching his wife Auxillia's by-election campaign on 22 February.

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