Robert Mugabe still presides over the chaotic country of Zimbabwe at the age of 90. Amid regular reports that his health is failing, political succession has become a major issue. The major opposition party, the MDC, was heavily defeated in the 2013 elections by Mr Mugabe’s Zanu-PF, in which two factions have emerged. They are led by vice president Joice Mujuru and hardliner Emmerson Mnangagwa, who appears to have the upper hand. But the rapid political rise of first lady Grace Mugabe has made the contest more interesting.

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 Teresa Nogueira Pinto
Grace Mugabe has neither the popularity or political experience needed to assume the presidency, but she, like Mr Mnangagwa, represents the continuation of Robert Mugabe`s legacy
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