Sports Minister, Andrew Langa has been sacked and promptly replaced by Makhosini Hlongwane who was a Minister Without Portfolio.
Langa had survived the mass culling of Joice Mujuru loyalists but the heat had been turned on in recent weeks as factionalism intensified within Zanu PF. First Lady Grace Mugabe is said to have finally pulled the trigger on Langa.
The Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet, Dr Misheck Sibanda, announced the appointment today of Hlongwane to the new post by ailing President Robert Mugabe.
The ministry now headed by Cde Hlongwane was last week readjusted from the Ministry of Sport, Arts and Culture to the Ministry of Sport and Recreation following the creation of a new Ministry of Rural Development, Preservation and Promotion of Culture and Heritage.