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‘Gold Mafia’ Kingpin Anointed MP as Zimbabwe Disenfranchises 108 Elected Officials

Pedzai Sakupwanya, the losing ZANU-PF candidate known as the “New Mr. Gold” inherited a free parliamentary seat as Zimbabwe's government dismissed 108 elected opposition officials and barred 46 from subsequent by-elections. Violence, gold money and lawfare came into focus in a by-election campaign that gave away the southern African country's troubled democracy.