Secretary for administration Didymus Mutasa's failing health would prevent him from actively pursuing promotion at Zanu-PF's elective congress.
Some Zimbabwean parliamentarians are being unusually critical about their own government's failures.
The country's 40 embassies and five consulates are not being paid what has been budgeted for them â€” and their bills have fallen into arrears.
The report into the controversial 2002 Zim elections has disappeared from the judge's chambers after a state attorney's bid to "retrieve" it failed.
Expectations that government would act on corruption are fast fading as the matter has become part of Zanu-PF's divisive succession battle.
The government plans to issue 25 radio licences for major cities and towns in the next two months but there are fears that airwaves will not be free.
Civil servants in Zimbabwe want the government to commit to a timetable to finalise wage negotiations.
An internal report from Zanu-PFâ€™s central committee says that pilfering has reached alarming levels.
The vice-president's faction has all but cleaned up in Zanu-PF's elections, but the race isn't over yet.
That all roads lead to Chinhoyi, the venue for Zanu-PF's 14th People's Conference, is made obvious in the capital, Harare.
The MP says Zanu-PF is safe in Mugabe's hands, though he has his own ideas on some matters.
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The rival Zanu-PF members will know their fate as soon as the final provincial elections are over.
The party seems to have realised that it cannot continue with its hardline stance, writes Kudzai Mashininga.
The party seems to have realised that it cannot continue with its hardline stance and has made significant policy shifts since the July poll.
The unspoken succession battle in Zimbabwe's ruling party has gone public and the party is struggling to limit the damage.
Those aspiring to take over from Mugabe have taken their fights into the public domain, writes Kudzai Mashininga.
The government's urban policy of destroying illegal homes is being hampered by the fact many of the settlers are Zanu-PF supporters.
Zimbabwe's new prosecutor general Johannes Tomana insists he carries out his work independently.
The vice-president's faction now dominates, but opponents are saying the polls were irregular.