Mugabe to fire Mnangagwa in cabinet reshuffle

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Under fire PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe is reportedly on the verge of reshuffling his bloated cabinet.

Mugabe, who is under pressure from war veterans calling on him to step down amid rising social unrest, intends to send a clear warning that those who are not loyal to him will not be tolerated.

According to Zimbabwe Independent, if Mugabe buckles under pressure and reshuffles his cabinet it will be the fourth time he has done so since controversially winning the 2013 elections.

According to one senior government official in the Office of the President and Cabinet, Vice President Mnangagwa could lose his Justice portfolio although he will retain the vice-presidency.

Media and Broadcasting Services minister, Christopher Mushohwe could be moved from the ministry.

Mines minister Walter Chidhakwa’s job is also hanging on his job by a thread as Mugabe is unhappy with the measly revenues from diamond sales.

Minister of Defence Sydney Sekeremayi could be sacked for failing to contain war veterans.

War Veterans minister Tshinga Dube is also under fire.

Indigenisation minister Patrick Zhuwao and Tourism minister Walter Mzembi could also go for different reasons. Rural Development minister Abednigo Ncube has been mediocre quiet.

The publication said those who are seen to be performing well are Transport minister Joram Gumbo, Saviour Kasukuwere (Local Government), Ignatius Chombo (Home Affairs), Moyo, Prisca Mupfumira (Labour) and Patrick Chinamasa (Finance).

Agriculture minister Joseph Made is likely to stay put and an anticipated US$5 billion funding from China is a major boost to his ministry.

Other ministers likely to remain include Oppah Muchinguri (Environment), Douglas Mombeshora (Lands), Kembo Mohadi (State Security) and Obert Mpofu (Macro-Economic Planning).

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