Zimbabwe – 5 September 2014

Zanu-PF succession battle: Mugabe ditches neutrality.
The president has all but broken with his impartial stance on who will succeed him.
President Robert Mugabe has reportedly aligned himself to the Zanu-PF faction of Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Infighting in Zanu-PF has compromised President Robert Mugabe’s perceived neutrality as he is increasingly seen as having joined hands with a faction led by Justice Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa in its quest to derail Vice-President Joice Mujuru’s quest to succeed him, Zanu-PF insiders and political analysts have said. Mail and Guardian

No Police Clearance Needed for Zimbabwean Special Dispensation Permit
Following the Minister of Home Affairs remarks on 12 August 2014 that a clear criminal record was a condition to qualify for the Zimbabwean Special Dispensation Permit, the Zimbabwe Community South Africa (ZCSA) said they have noted people flocking to police stations for police clearance, but there is infact no need for anyone to get police clearance. all Africa

Arrested US lobbyist wants Mugabe forced to testify
PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe should be deposed in a Chicago criminal case when he travels to the U.S. this month for a United Nations meeting, lawyers for a US businessman charged with illegally lobbying for the Zimbabwean leader have said. Gregory Turner, 72, wants a federal judge to force Mugabe to give videotaped evidence in his defence. NewZimbabwe.com