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Zimbabwe's President Mugabe says he will remain in office 'as long as he has strength'.

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe says he will remain in office as long as he has the strength to do so. The ninety year-old ruler was addressing a

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Zimbabwe's President Mugabe says he will remain in office 'as long as he has strength'.

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Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe says he will remain in office as long as he has the strength to do so.

The ninety year-old ruler was addressing a conference of his Zanu-PF party. He is Africa’s oldest head of state and is the only leader the country has known since gaining independence from Britain in 1980.

He sacked his vice-president, Joice Mujuru, earlier this week amid accusations that she was plotting against him, and he has caused further caused speculation about a successor by delaying in filling vacant senior posts.

Meanwhile his wife Grace, who is forty years younger than Mugabe, has been appointed leader of the influential Zanu-PF women’s league, leading analysts to speculate that she could be the one to succeed her husband.