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Succession politics killing Economy

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe at the opening session of the second United Nations Conference on Landlocked Developing Countries in Vienna on Nov. 3. Agence France-Presse/Getty Images By: PETER WONACOTT An annual conclave that will shape Zimbabwe’s future is getting under way, and squabbling to succeed a nonagenarian president has already …

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VP Mujuru boycotts 1st day of ZANU-PF Congress

VICE President Joice Mujuru yesterday failed to attend the opening day of zanu-pf’s 6th National People’s Congress that kicked off with the sitting of the Politburo at the party’s headquarters. It is the second time in as many weeks that the embattled Vice President has missed the Politburo, having failed …

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“Tsvangirai had 73% in 2008.”- Mugabe makes fatal ‘slip of the tongue’

A repressed thought  in Robert Mugabe’s unconscious reared its ungovernable head yesterday. President Robert Mugabe had a ‘slip of the tongue’ on Tuesday, while addressing service chiefs and the new executive of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association at Zanu-PF Headquarters. Referencing the 2008 elections President Mugabe said Tsvangirai 73% …

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President Mugabe finally speaks out on VP Mujuru

President Mugabe yesterday broke his silence on Vice President Joice Mujuru, describing her as too simplistic and unprincipled to run a country because of her readiness to embrace quisling politics. He said the embattled VP did not want Zimbabwe to go for elections last year in sync with the MDC …

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Divided MDC is ZANU PF’s blessing

IN a sense the low-key reunification of the MDC factions led by Tendai Biti (MDC Renewal Team) and Welshman Ncube, sealed at a ceremony on Wednesday, is auspicious in that it raises hope of consolidating what is now a splintered and ineffectual opposition. CANDID COMMENT BY STEWART CHABWINJA The name …

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