Zim minister sues over succession

2012-11-21 22:14
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. (File, AP)

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. (File, AP)

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Zim army 'threatens to deal with politicians opposed to Mugabe'
Zim army 'threatens to deal with politicians opposed to Mugabe'

Zimbabwe’s opposition Movement for Democratic Change led by Morgan Tsvangirai, has reportedly warned the country’s armed forces against threatening the country’s opposition.

Harare - Zimbabwe state media says the defence minister is suing an independent newspaper for alleging that he wants to succeed President Robert Mugabe.

The state-run Herald said on Wednesday Defence Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa has filed a $1m lawsuit against Zimbabwe Independent, a weekly newspaper, for defamation over an article it published in May which quoted him saying he is "ready to rule" Zimbabwe if given the opportunity.

Mnangagwa, a Zanu-PF politician, alleges the article inferred that he is a leader of a faction involved in "power struggles" with other party officials to succeed Mugabe.

The 88-year-old Mugabe has ruled Zimbabwe since independence from Britain in 1980.

Mnangagwa is touted as a strong leader of a faction poised to take over from him.

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