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Zimbabwe expels former Finance Minister

Published:Tuesday | February 12, 2008 | 4:27 PM

Zimbabwe\'s ruling Zanu-PF party has expelled former Finance Minister, Simba Makoni from its ranks.

Mr. Makoni recently announced that he would challenge Robert Mugabe for the Presidency in the March elections as an independent candidate.

President Mugabe will face three challengers, as both factions of the opposition are fielding candidates.

The 83 year old President has predicted that he will win a landslide victory in the March 29 polls.