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.
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.
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’s Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front rejected a negotiated timeframe for holding elections in the southern African nation, the Herald reported, citing party spokesman Rugare Gumbo.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s party wants to delay a referendum on a new constitution because it fears it will lose the subsequent election, said a cabinet minister and another member of the party’s top decision-making body.