Zimbabwe’s Zanu PF and Vice President Joice Mujuru strikes a secret deal with President Mugabe: She will take over.
Posted by African Press International on May 24, 2012
President Robert Mugabe, now 88 years old strikes a deal with his vice President to take over power when he retires any time from now.
The Zimbabwean leader has been ill for some time now and is very tired. However, he does not want anybody else to take over apart from the VP, who will be the first woman leader in Zimbabwe’s history.
The opposition led by Tsvangirai has been a headache for the ailing leader. Mugabe says, he does not want Tsvangirai to rule during his lifetime and would rather the elections takes place without Tsvangirai.
It remains to be seen if Mugabe will mange to drum up support for the vice president without his Zanu PF breaking up. Mugabe, who wanted someone else is said to have decided to hand-pick the vice president and will use her woman-hood to convince supporters that Zanu PF should give a chance to a woman.
Mugabe’s problem is that he wants someone who will not put him or any of his family members into disrepute by opening corruption investigations against them when the family is no longer in power.