Zimbabwe ruling party suspends officials seen as Mugabe critics

November 14, 2014 1:46 PM

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Zimbabwe ruling party suspends officials seen as Mugabe critics

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF party suspended several senior officials aligned to Vice-President Joice Mujuru on Friday, weakening her position in an fierce battle to succeed ageing President Robert Mugabe.

A ZANU-PF politburo meeting, chaired by Mugabe, suspended National party spokesman Rugare Gumbo, expelled war veterans leader Jabulani Sibanda and endorsed the suspension of half the party's provincial chairmen, citing "disciplinary issues".

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