Rampaging Mugabe youths stab rivals

President Robert Mugabe

President Robert Mugabe

From MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe
HARARE, (CAJ News) – RIVAL youths have been injured during violence caused by infighting in the party of President Robert Mugabe.
Factions planning to succeed him in the wake of an unclear succession plan.
This is worsening tensions ahead of general elections scheduled for 2018 when Mugabe (93) has confirmed he would represent Zanu-PF.
The Zanu-PF primary elections have been finally held after serious factional skirmishes as well as political intolerance spearheaded by party youths.
Prior to the primary elections a number of youths, who had been paid to carry out campaigns on behalf of candidates clashed near the Sino-Zimbabwe cement company in Chiwundura constituency.
It is reported opposition youth were caught in the crossfire and left seriously injured after attacks by Zanu-PF youths.
Another has been by the Zanu-PF youths at Gambiza business centre for reasons that are still unclear but believed to have been political.
The Zimbabwe Peace Project said the violence has been reported to the police but no arrests had been made to date.
Police in Zimbabwe are partisan to the ruling party.
Police have previously ignored calls to intervene claiming they could not deal with “political issues.”
Zanu-PF is divided into factions lining up to succeed Mugabe.
One faction wants one of Mugabe’s deputies, Emmerson Munangagwa to take over while another favours first lady Grace Mugabe.

– CAJ News

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