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Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU PF rocked by violence as deep divisions persist

Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU PF rocked by violence as deep divisions persist

Zimbabwe

Violence rocked Zimbabwe’s ruling party on Sunday after rival factions clashed in the party’s provincial headquarters in Bulawayo.

According to reports, a top youth official was brutally assaulted by war veterans while another official was stabbed in the head and face.

Youth also got rowdy and threw stones subsequently smashing windows saying they did not recognise the party’s provincial leadership.

It is said that war veterans and youths laid a six hour siege at the headquarters as senior party members were holed up there.

Riot police were called in to quell the violence but the damage was already done.

ZANU- PF has been rocked by deep divisions as the battle to succeed Zimbabwe’s nonagenarian president Robert Mugabe continues, even though he is expected to stand for re-election in 2018.

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