Zimbabwe's long-serving leader, Robert Mugabe, has accused opponents of plotting against him, as his ruling ZANU-PF party holds its leadership congress.

Mugabe, 90, singled out his deputy and one-time heir apparent of conspiring to unseat him.

Joice Mujuru has also been accused of plotting to assassinate Zimbabwe’s president.

Mugabe dismissed speculation that he would step down as "foolish" and "idiotic". But some analysts are saying his ZANU-PF party is divided over his succession like never before.

After 34 years in power, will Mugabe ever bow to growing pressure to step down? And is his wife Grace being groomed to continue his legacy?


Veronica Pedrosa


Bright Matonga - member of parliament for the Zanu-PF party, and former deputy minister of information.

Obert Gutu - national spokesman for the opposition party, Movement for Democratic Change.

Lance Guma - managing editor of Nehanda Radio, an independent Zimbabwean news and internet radio station.

Source: Al Jazeera