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28 Jul 2017

93 Year-Old Robert Mugabe Urged By Wife To Name A Successor

Grace Mugabe,the wife of the world's oldest head of states and President of Zimbabwe,Robert Mugabe has urged him to name a successor, a subject the 93 year old deems a taboo.

Grace Mugabe, 52, told members of the ruling ZANU-PF party women’s league that naming a successor ‘will enable all members to rally
behind one candidate’.

The world’s oldest head of state, who has led Zimbabwe since 1980, has repeatedly refused
to name a successor and says he will take part in next year’s election.

His wife has previously said her husband could ‘rule from the grave’, adding: ‘If God decides to
take him then we would rather field him as a corpse’.

“President, don’t be afraid,’ Mrs
Mugabe said. ‘Tell us who is your choice, which horse we should back.
‘If you tell us the horse to back, we will rise in our numbers and openly support that horse. Why should our horse be concealed?
‘I live with this elder. He has wisdom.
He is not talkative but he knows what he wants… Mark my words, his word will be final.’
This is the first time Mrs Mugabe has publicly urged her husband to name a successor, although she did not say
whether her statements were aimed at next year’s election.”

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