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Robert Mugabe

Mugabe's allies fear ousting him could see them sidelined

JOHANNESBURG _ 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. While frustrated by his resistance to changes needed to rescue the economy, they're concerned that if pushed out of office he would place allies, including his wife and younger politicians, at the head of government, sidelining them, three members of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front's politburo said. They asked not to be identified because the discussions aren't public. Doubts about Mugabe's...