Africa 18.6.2018 08:01 am

Zimbabwe’s split opposition is helping Mnangagwa to victory

Zimbabwe’s divided opposition could bolster Zanu-PF’s chances of victory after failing to forge a solid coalition for the country’s first elections without Mugabe.

Twenty-three candidates –- the highest number in the country's election history -- are in the running for the presidential race after haggling over the allocation of parliamentary seats, scuttling a plan by the opposition to form a united front in general elections due on July 30.

Zimbabwe’s split opposition is helping Mnangagwa to victory
Zimbabwe’s split opposition is helping Mnangagwa to victory

Zimbabwe’s split opposition is helping Mnangagwa to victory

Zimbabwe’s divided opposition could bolster Zanu-PF’s chances of victory after failing to forge a solid coalition for the country’s first elections without Mugabe.

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Under-fire Zimbabwe elections body releases voters’ roll

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No chickens allowed, Russia tells Nigerian fans

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No rest for Dikgang Moseneke as he heads out to lead mediation team in Lesotho

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Zimbabwe on the road to first post-Mugabe election

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Ghana football execs caught on video taking bribes

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Former Zim minister Kasukuwere arrested for border-jumping
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Former Zim minister Kasukuwere arrested for border-jumping

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Polish police arrest Nigerian for cyber fraud estimated at $7m

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Mnangagwa says Zanu PF Parly candidates plotting to impeach him

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