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Mugabe turns 85

Zimbabwe's long time President Robert Mugabe turns 85 today.

Mugabe came into power in Zimbabwe in 1980 when he was 56 years old and has remained in power since.

Just last year he contested the presidential election when he was 84 and although he lost we all know what happened after that.

What I find very interesting is that even though Mugabe is now 85, his party Zanu PF doesn't even think of a successor to succeed him and lead them in the next elections be it in two years or five years.

As things stand at the moment it seems like he will be the candidate for the next election whenever it is held.

The current government of national unity would have been an opportune moment for Zanu PF to groom his successor but it seems not.

But I also think that many people wouldn't care so much what would happen to Zanu PF when Mugabe finally retires that is if he ever does. He may keep on going and going, who knows.

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