PRESIDENT Mugabe says he may reshuffle his Cabinet next week as criticism intensifies around a deputy long viewed as his successor.
Mugabe spoke at a youth meeting on Saturday. The world’s oldest head of state rarely changes his Cabinet. The focus is on one of Zimbabwe’s vice presidents, Emmerson Mnangagwa, accused of leading a faction angling for power.
Mnangagwa was appointed in 2014. Predecessor Joice Mujuru was fired and accused of plotting to oust the president.
The 93-year-old Mugabe plans to contest elections next year, saying he aims to rule for life.
Defense Minister Sydney Sekeramayi’s profile is rising among succession contenders.