Zim vice president reportedly ousted from Zanu-PF post

Zim state radio is reporting that Joice Mujuru has lost her membership of the Zanu-PF's central committee.

Zimbabwe's vice president Joice Mujuru. Picture: AFP.

ZIMBABWE - Zimbabwe state radio is reporting that Vice President Joice Mujuru has lost her membership of the ruling party's central committee.

Mujuru was once seen as a strong candidate to succeed President Robert Mugabe but now it looks as if she will almost certainly be ousted as vice president during next weeks congress.

She is yet to react to news that she's lost her seat in the central committee, which means she'll almost certainly lose her position as vice president at next week's Zanu-PF congress.

State media is reporting that party officials organising elections for the central committee rejected her CV, which means that she didn't get as far as a vote.

Her allies are falling too. One of the latest to lose his central committee seat is Francis Nhema, the Minister of Youth Development, Indigenisation and Empowerment who's widely seen as a moderate in Mugabe's party.

Nhema said in a cryptic tweet this morning that there was greatness in losing a competition in order to keep one's integrity.

Zimbabwe's Presidential Affairs Minister Didymus Mutasa has also lost his spot in Mugabe's central committee.