Africa In Zimbabwe, another Mugabe seeks the presidency

The president's wife, Grace Mugabe, has traveled the country in recent months, trying to shore up support for a spot as the vice president and eventual leader of Zimbabwe. Robert Mugabe has ruled the country since 1987.


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President Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace Mugabe has begun swiftly and in earnest to succeed her husband as leader of Zimbabwe, and in the past two months she has been using the budget and the jets and helicopters of her husband to travel up and down the country in a “charm offensive” to rally support.