UPDATE: Mugabe demotes finance minister in cabinet reshuffle

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe addresses the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 21, 2017. Photo: REUTERS / Eduardo Munoz

HARARE – Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe on Monday stripped one of the top candidates to succeed him of a cabinet post, as the battle to replace the long-ruling leader intensifies.


Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who also doubled as minister of justice, was replaced by ruling ZANU-PF party loyalist Happyton Bonyongwe.

Mnangagwa will stay on as one of the two Mugabe vice presidents.


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