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HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's veteran vice president Joseph Msika, a loyal ally of President Robert Mugabe, died on Wednesday, state broadcaster ZBC reported, opening the way for a political fight over one of the country's key posts.
Msika, 85, was on life support when Mugabe visited him on Tuesday night, ZBC reported the president as telling a meeting of his ZANU-PF party's politburo.
"He (Mugabe) announced to the members of the politburo the passing on of Comrade Msika this morning. He said some of his organs had stopped functioning," a ZBC reporter said.
The death of Msika, who