Zimbabwe priest mediating potential Mugabe exit

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Thu, 16 Nov 2017 - 07:55 GMT

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe - REUTERS

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe - REUTERS

HARARE – 16 November 2017: A Catholic priest is mediating a potential political exit for Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, although the 93-year-old is insisting he can only be removed via a party leadership vote, political and intelligence sources said on Thursday.

Separately, opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, who has been receiving cancer treatment outside Zimbabwe, returned to Harare late on Wednesday, a party spokesman said, fuelling speculation about a post-Mugabe political settlement.

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