Is Defence Minister The Dark Horse in Mugabe Succession Race?

As the ugly ruling party war to succeed President Robert Mugabe continues to escalate, Defence minister Sydney Sekeramayi could spring a surprise in the race. Only a day after Higher and Tertiary Education Minister Jonathan Moyo endorsed him to succeed Mugabe, Sekeramai was uncharacteristically given the rare opportunity to give a vote of thanks at a youth rally, usually reserved for Mugabe's two deputies, Emmerson Mnangagwa and Phelekezela Mphoko.

  • Zimbabwe:   Mugabe 'Anoints' Chosen Successor

    Zimbabwe Standard, 4 June 2017

    President Robert Mugabe could have given the biggest hint yet of his preferred successor after his first campaign event on Friday and a presentation by Higher and Tertiary… Read more »

Photo: The Herald

From left, Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, Defence Minister Sydney Sekeramai, President Robert Mugabe, and First Lady Grace Mugabe.


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