Tag: Succession wars

‘It’s not my duty to name my successor,’ says Mugabe

‘It’s not my duty to name my successor,’ says Mugabe

President Robert Mugabe, 93, has reportedly engaged the Minister of War Veterans Tshinga Dube over the succession issue, telling him that he had not named his successor “as that was the prerogative of the Congress”. Dube recently urged Mugabe to name or groom his successor in-order to put a stop to the […]

Mugabe to Temper Wife’s Ambitions Amid Zimbabwe Army Anger

Mugabe to Temper Wife’s Ambitions Amid Zimbabwe Army Anger

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has moved to rein in his wife’s ambition to succeed him after the nation’s intelligence chief warned that her campaign may stoke political violence and faces opposition from within the military, three members of the ruling party’s politburo said. Mugabe asked his wife Grace, 51, to tone down […]

Mugabe succession sparks open rebellion

An open rebellion has broken out between Zanu PF factions over the control of provincial structures as the war to succeed President Robert Mugabe intensifies, with Masvingo and Midlands emerging as the battleground. A faction linked to Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been accused of plotting to reinstate suspended provincial leaders […]