Robert Mugabe

Wife of Zimbabwe's leader tells Mugabe to name successor

Zimbabwe's first lady on Thursday publicly urged her 93-year-old husband to name a successor, wading into a subject that President Robert Mugabe has regarded as taboo.

Grace Mugabe, whose political influence has been growing, previously said the world's oldest head of state could rule from the grave. "If God decides to take him, then we would rather field him as a corpse" in the 2018 election, she said early this year.

But in comments shown by state broadcaster ZBC, the first lady on Thursday said she had been arguing with him about naming a successor: "He says no, no, no."

With her husband in attendance, she told members of the ruling ZANU-PF...

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