Cape Town – Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is reportedly
struggling to contain “serious struggles” currently rocking his Zanu-PF party
amid chaotic provincial elections.
The Standard said on Sunday that there were reports of
intensifying fights within the party as different factions positioned themselves
for the eventual succession of the 89-year-old Mugabe.
A Daily News report said the veteran leader last week met
with senior party officials in a bid to resolve the fall-out between the factions battling
to succeed him.
One faction is said to be linked to Vice-President Joice
Mujuru and another one reportedly loyal to Justice Minister, Emmerson
Mugabe’s succession has remained a hot issue with reports in the past indicating Vice President Joice Mujuru was highly tipped to succeed him in the event of his death or when he eventually retires .