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Mugabe Succession Fights Continue After War Vets Indaba

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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe attends a meeting with the country's war veterans in Harare, April, 7, 2016.

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe attends a meeting with the country's war veterans in Harare, April, 7, 2016.

Some critics say President Robert Mugabe’s succession remains unresolved despite holding a meeting on Thursday with war veterans.

The critics say the meeting mostly focused on the welfare of the war veterans instead of President Mugabe’s succession, which has caused an internal strife in the ruling party.

Two groups – one allegedly led by First Lady Grace Mugabe and another by Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa - are fighting for the control of the party.

Mrs. Mugabe and Mnangagwa are believed to be habouring presidential ambitions though they have in the past dismissed these suggestions as baseless.

For perspective on the war veterans’ meeting with the president and Mr. Mugabe’s succession conflicts, Studio 7 reached Gadzira Chirumanzu, a Zanu PF activist, and independent political commentator Charles Mutasa.

Chirumanzu said succession issues are a creation of the media.

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