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(From BBC Monitoring International Reports)
Text of report by Dumisani Muleya entitled "Mugabe could choke on extension attempt" published by Zimbabwean newspaper Zimbabwe Independent website on 22 December
President Robert Mugabe's proposal to extend his current six-year term by two more years via a controversial constitutional amendment could precipitate the end of his rapidly deteriorating 26-year rule, insiders say.
ZANU-PF officials who are closely monitoring Mugabe's proposal, which was blocked at the ruling party's conference last weekend by fears of an internal revolt, said the issue has become so contentious that it had further divided the party leadership, provinces and structures.
They warn the hotly-contested issue could in the long run mark Mugabe's Waterloo. ZANU-PF MPs are now campaigning to counter the bid when it comes to parliament. Opposition MDC [Movement for Democratic Change] members have already …