Army distances itself from Zanu PF race to succeed Mugabe. Says it has no say on who succeeds President

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The Zimbabwe National Army has distanced itself from Zanu PF factions’ race to succeed Mugabe.

Local media reports have been suggesting that top military generals and a group within Zanu PF are backing Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa to succeed Mugabe whilst another faction is widely believed to be manoeuvring to impose Mugabe’s wife Grace as a possible successor.

Speaking to The Sunday Mail, Zimbabwe National Army Commander, Lieutenant-General Valerio Sibanda, said,

In Zanu PF the military has no role to play in terms of succession politics, and that is the long and short of it.



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