Zimbabwe vice president on the brink of losing party position

November 26, 2014 8:59 AM

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Zimbabwe vice president on the brink of losing party position

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's ruling ZANU-PF party has barred his embattled deputy Joice Mujuru from contesting a seat in its highest decision-making organ, further undermining her chances of succeeding the veteran leader.

State media has accused Mujuru -- who until recently was considered one of the front runners to some day take over from the 90-year-old Mugabe -- of plotting to challenge her boss at a party congress set for next week.

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