Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe addresses the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 21, 2017.
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.
Zimbabwe: president Mugabe's cabinet reshuffle- minister of finance is now minister for 'cyber security, threat detection & mitigation' pic.twitter.com/gUDa9XQprv— Samira Sawlani (@samirasawlani) October 9, 2017
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.