Dawn of a New Era? as historic, make or break Zanu-PF congress starts

Dawn of a New Era? as historic, make or break Zanu-PF congress starts

HARARE – ZIMBABWE President Robert Mugabe is – quite literally – paving the way for his wife’s ascent to power.

In another sign of the First Lady’s growing clout, Harare residents awoke on Tuesday to a new street, Dr Grace Mugabe Way, leading to the conference centre where Africa’s oldest leader may this week anoint his chosen political successor. -Reuters

Meanwhile media reports say the Zanu-PF congress kicked off, with Mugabe chairing a Politburo meeting, which will be followed  tomorrow by a central committee meeting.

Sources add that  youth suspected to be backing Justice Minister Mnangagwa were singing songs denouncing vice president Joice Mujuru, while youth aligned to  Mujuru were distributing anti-Mugbe fliers outside the Congress venue.

Mnangagwa and Mujuru are said to be locked in bitter power struggle to succeed Mugabe.