Tag: Succession wars

Is Zimbabwe set for a Mugabe dynasty with First Lady Grace as VP?

Is Zimbabwe set for a Mugabe dynasty with First Lady Grace as VP?

A flurry of party endorsements and parades in honour of Grace Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s first lady, could mark the stirrings of a national political dynasty for the Mugabes, as structures within the ruling Zanu PF endorse Grace as a potential candidate for the vice presidency following Monday’s dismissal of former Vice President Emmerson […]

Mugabe faces ‘unprecedented’ political threat as sacked deputy gathers support

Mugabe faces ‘unprecedented’ political threat as sacked deputy gathers support

Robert Mugabe is facing his biggest political challenge in almost two decades as opposition to his authoritarian 37-year rule over Zimbabwe gathers strength around the vice-president he fired this week. Mugabe sacked his long-time ally Emmerson Mnangagwa on Monday for showing “traits of disloyalty”, abruptly removing a favourite to succeed the 93-year-old leader […]

Moves to make Grace Mugabe Zimbabwe VP?

Moves to make Grace Mugabe Zimbabwe VP?

President Robert Mugabe will be confirmed as the ruling Zanu-PF’s candidate in next year’s Presidential election during an extraordinary congress slated for December after the party’s 10 provinces passed the resolution over the weekend, the state-owned Herald reported on Monday. The extraordinary congress comes before the regular congress that was due in […]