Zimbabwe: Race to Succeed Robert Mugabe

Factions within President Robert Mugabe's party are reportedly jostling for strategic provincial party positions as the race to take over from the 89-year old leader hots up.

  • Zimbabwe:  V-P Emerges Favourite to Succeed Mugabe

    SW Radio Africa, 2 December 2013

    Vice President Joice Mujuru's faction scored a landslide victory in the party's provincial elections held on Saturday, making her the odds-on favourite to succeed President Robert ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Mnangagwa's Camp Vows 'He's Down but Not Out'

    SW Radio Africa, 3 December 2013

    Justice Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa's top lieutenants on Tuesday vowed his efforts to succeed President Robert Mugabe are not over yet, reminding their political opponents they see ... read more »

Vice President Joice Mujuru.

  • Zimbabwe:  'Mugabe Succession Race Far from Over'

    Zimbabwe Standard, 1 December 2013

    ZANU PF's fiercely contested provincial elections reached a denouement yesterday with a faction linked to Vice-President Joice Mujuru poised to sweep most of the polls. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Succession Celebration Disrespectful, Wrong - Moyo

    New Zimbabwe, 2 December 2013

    TOP Zanu PF officials have moved to downplay media reports suggesting President Robert Mugabe's divisive succession question was effectively resolved with the emphatic triumph of ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Zanu-PF Elections - the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    The Herald, 3 December 2013

    Zanu-PF's provincial elections held at the weekend in the remaining seven provinces were a classic story of the good, the bad and the ugly. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Mutasa Speaks On Elections, Sucession Talk

    The Herald, 3 December 2013

    PRESIDENT Mugabe is constitutionally free to represent Zanu-PF at the 2018 national elections as he has just started serving his first term under the new Constitution, as such any ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Unpacking Zanu-PF Succession Debate (analysis)

    Zimbabwe Independent, 29 November 2013

    IN the last couple of years, acres of space in the private media has been dedicated to debating leadership succession in Zanu PF. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Internal Democracy and Power Battles in Parties

    Zimbabwe Independent, 29 November 2013

    ZIMBABWE'S two main political parties - Zanu PF and MDC-T - find themselves embroiled in serious turmoil due to increasing internal strife fuelled by long-running succession power ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Mugabe Succession - Things Fall Apart?

    Zimbabwe Independent, 22 November 2013

    IN the famous novel Things Fall Apart, renowned Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe uses William Butler Yeats' poem as an epigraph, describing the chaos that arises when a system ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Mujuru Closes in On Succession Battle

    SW Radio Africa, 25 November 2013

    Vice President Joice Mujuru has taken a firm lead in the race to succeed President Robert Mugabe, after Saturday's no-holds barred special Politburo meeting endorsed results in ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Jonathan Moyo Slams Zanu-PF Faction Leaders

    Zimbabwe Independent, 22 November 2013

    ZANU PF politburo member and Information minister Jonathan Moyo has challenged powerful faction leaders in his party to come out and declare their ambitions to replace President ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  'Focus On Govt Programmes, Not Succession Issue'

    The Herald, 19 November 2013

    Zanu-PF cadres should not pre-occupy themselves with internal politics but with implementing programmes to improve people's livelihoods, a Cabinet Minister has said. read more »