Mugabe snubs a top succession candidate in reshuffle

2017-10-09 22:04
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. (Themba Hadebe, AP)

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. (Themba Hadebe, AP)

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Harare - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe on Monday demoted 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 is now Minister of Tourism, NewZimbabe.com reported. Mnangagwa will stay on as one of the two Mugabe vice presidents.

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