Zimbabwe a Bitter Feud Continues

Mugabe and Nkomo struggle for their country's future

For almost a decade, they fought against Rhodesia's white minority regime. The alliance lasted through independence in 1980 and the renaming of Rhodesia as Zimbabwe. But then Prime Minister Robert Mugabe, 61, and his former comrade-in-arms, Joshua Nkomo, 67, began to quarrel over the political spoils. Today Nkomo and his Zimbabwe African People's Union (ZAPU) are locked in a bitter struggle for control of the country's future with Mugabe and his dominant Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU). Says a Western diplomat in Harare, the capital: "Mugabe must often wish that Nkomo would just retire, but the old man refuses to go...

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