Business Day, Ray Ndlovu
The post of deputy president in Zimbabwe has become a poisoned chalice, following this week’s sacking — for the second time in three years — of a deputy president serving under President Robert Mugabe. This has left little to the imagination on how Mugabe intends to manage the prickly succession question that has plagued his Zanu (PF) party for years. His wife, Grace, now has an unassailable lead in the race for the highest o ice in the land.
ROBERT MUGABE Zimbabwe President