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Mugabe’s Wife ‘Gucci Grace’ Said to Spark Ruling Party Split

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President Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace is at the heart of the deepening split in the party that has ruled Zimbabwe since independence in 1980, three members of the party’s highest decision-making body said.

Grace Mugabe, 49, called on Vice President Joice Mujuru to resign and indicated that she may seek to succeed her 90-year-old husband when she told a rally on Oct. 23, “Some say I want to be president. Why not? Am I not Zimbabwean, too?”