Mugabe's Oldest Allies Fear Ousting Him Could See Them Sidelined

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Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace attend the Inauguration Mass for Pope Francis in St Peter's Square on March 19, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Photographer: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

President Robert Mugabe’s oldest allies favor letting the 91-year-old remain in office indefinitely rather than trying to oust him even as Zimbabwe’s economy collapses, members of the decision-making body of the ruling party said.

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