Five years ago Morgan Tsvangirai was leading Zimbabwe’s presidential vote and appeared set to end Robert Mugabe’s rule of the southern African nation before violence cut short the balloting. With new elections due July 31, he appears ever further from his goal.
Zimbabwe’s state-controlled newspapers have exposed alleged fraud and inflated salaries at government companies, stoking speculation of ruling party infighting over who will succeed 89-year-old President Robert Mugabe.
The Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front nominated Simon Khaya Moyo as its candidate for Parliament Speaker, the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corp. reported, citing Zanu-PF spokesman Rugare Gumbo .
President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe will be allowed to try and extend his 33-year rule for another decade, according to a new constitution agreed to between his party and its main opponents to pave the way for elections.