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Mugabe’s secret strategy

From The Mail & Guardian (SA), 2 December

Mugabe’s secret strategy

Harare – President Robert Mugabe’s succession plans are beginning to take shape with the installation of loyalists at the helm of the controversial Senate. The Senate elections were held last week. The swearing in, as president of the new upper chamber, of Edna Madzongwe, a close ally of Joyce Mujuru, is part of Mugabe’s scheme to ensure his preferred candidate assumes the presidency when he vacates the post. Another yes-man from the Matabeleland province, Naison Ndlovu, was appointed Madzongwe’s deputy. The 81-year-old leader has indicated that he wants to retire and write his memoirs when his current term of office expires in 2008. Sources in the ruling Zanu PF party’s information department told the Mail & Guardian they intend to “move with speed to craft new [constitutional] amendments that will allow the Senate and Parliament to elect Vice-President Mujuru” to the country’s top job.

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