At 92, Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe looks to elections in 2018
Zimbabwe's ruling party says the country's 92-year-old president, Robert Mugabe, is certain to be endorsed as the party's presidential candidate for elections in 2018.
Harare: Zimbabwe's ruling party says the country's 92-year-old president, Robert Mugabe, is certain to
be endorsed as the party's presidential candidate for elections in 2018.
Ignatius Chombo, secretary for administration of the ZANU-PF party, said that Mugabe will get the endorsement at the party's annual conference this week.
Chombo says Mugabe brings "wisdom and unity" to his leadership of Zimbabwe, which is struggling with a dire economic situation that has prompted periodic protests against the government.
Mugabe, who has ruled this southern African country since independence from white minority rule in 1980, won elections in 2013 despite allegations of voting irregularities. He turns 93 in February.
Mugabe previously said he wants to rule until he dies, although he said he is open to retirement if asked by his party.
Highlights, Zimbabwe vs Pakistan, 2nd Test, Day 3 at Harare, Full Cricket Score: Zimbabwe trail by 158 runs
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The victory gives Pakistan a 1-0 lead in the two-match series. The second Test is also in Harare from 7 May.
Alam's unbeaten 108, along with Imran Butt's painstaking 91 earlier in the day, guided Pakistan to 374-6 at the close, giving them a lead of 198 over Zimbabwe's first innings total of 176.