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(From Zimbabwe Independent - AAGM)
Byline: Itai Dzamara
HORDES of Zanu PF supporters thronging the ruling party's headquarters last Wednesday could be a harbinger of scenes likely to dominate the political landscape in the next four months to the election in March.
Zanu PF's belief in mobocracy was manifest at the party headquarters where a hired crowd was transported in Zupco buses from various centres. This reflects, observers say, President Mugabe's fascination with crowds.
He uses them to fathom grassroots support and to demonstrate political muscle to the opposition, which seldom has the opportunity to do the same.
Mugabe had earlier promised that there would be "crackers" at the Wednesday politburo meeting following upheavals in the ruling party over the nomination of the second vice-president. Expectations were that Mugabe would crack down on the …