.....Mugabe's Zanu-PF power base has split, allowing the formation of a newly-constituted Patriotic Front party.
The man earmarked to be the next President is Simba Makoni, a charismatic candidate who was briefly finance minister and who is popular inside Zanu-PF and with the general public. Makoni was identified on Monday by the BBC News as a potential threat to Mugabe; but reporter John Simpson failed to reveal that Makoni represents a new party.....
Simba Makoni, the one-time finance minister, has split the Zanu-PF party, says Moses Moyo-------------
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