Zimbabwe: A Death Ends Struggle Over Mugabe's Successor

Aug 16, 2011 | 16:52 GMT



Solomon Mujuru, husband of Zimbabwean Deputy President Joyce Mujuru and a major power player within the ruling Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF), died Aug. 16, reportedly in a house fire. The Mujurus' rivals within the ZANU-PF, a faction led by Defense Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa, now have clear control over who will succeed President Robert Mugabe.

The death of Zimbabwean Deputy President Joyce Mujuru's husband has cleared the way for the Mujurus' rivals to control the country's presidential succession. ...

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