Mnangagwa Moves to Tighten Grip On Power in Zimbabwe

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has accelerated what has been widely seen as an apparent bid to cast out Vice President Constantino Chiwenga from his future plans through spirited attempts to fast-track and discard the presidential running mate clause from the Constitution. The removal of the running mates clause will allow the president-elect to appoint or fire the two vice residents.

Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces President Mnangagwa and Commander Zimbabwe Defence Forces General Phillip Valerio Sibanda inspect a parade during Zimbabwe Defence Forces Day celebrations in Harare (file photo).


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