23 March 1998
Zimbabwes Mugabe snubbed by own party
THE position of President Mugabe of Zimbabwe is looking increasingly shaky, according to The Times today. Many within Mr Mugabes ruling Zanu party have turned against him after he tried to crush the new mood of open debate within the country following mounting criticism.
Last Tuesday, Mr Mugabe suffered a serious defeat at the hand of his Cabinet which overruled his plan to seize white-owned farms for redistribution among blacks.
- The Times 23/03/98 page 11