As the elderly head of state [Robert Mugabe] sought to quell infighting over his successor, the chief secretary to the cabinet, Misheck Sibanda, said in a terse statement that Joice Mujuru had been fired.
.... Once seen as the favourite to step into the shoes of Mugabe, who is now 90, she has come under increasing attack, notably from Mugabe's increasingly powerful wife Grace.The latest betting favorite to replace Mugabe is the current head of Zimbabwe's secret police, Emmerson Mnangagwa. But no one counts out 'Gucci' Grace Mugabe.
Zimbabwe’s vice president, once seen as Robert Mugabe’s heir apparent, has been fired along with eight cabinet allies, the government said Tuesday as the veteran leader purged his foes. - See more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/12/mugabes-vice-president-ministers-fired-zimbabwe-purge/#sthash.M9csnJU5.dpuf