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Emmerson Mnangagwa Sworn-in As New Zimbabwe’s President

Photo: Zimbabwe’s new leader,  Emmerson Mnangagwa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) -The new Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been sworn-in with the pledge to serve all citizens.

Mnangagwa made the vow Friday at a fully packed stadium. He said he felt “deeply humbled” to take the role.

He also indicated he was “not oblivious to the many Zimbabweans from across the political and racial divide who have helped make this day.”

“The task at hand is that of rebuilding our country.

“I am required to serve our country as the president of all citizens regardless of colour, creed, religion, tribe, totem or political affiliation”, he said.

He however paid tribute to his former boss (till later Tuesday) and predecessor Robert Mugabe. He described him as “a father, mentor, comrade-in-arms and my leader”.

It would be recalled that the immediate past Zimbabwean President. Mugabe left office dramatically later Tuesday this week after 37 years of rule.

There has been a political stalemate in the Southern African country in the last one week, due to the Military takeover; Mugabe and wife’s house arrest and the army backed anti-Mugabe protest.  

Mugabe’s last phase travail started due to a power struggle with his Vice, which eventually led to Mr. Mnangagwa being sacked. It was alleged that the former’s President move to pave the way for his wife, Grace to succeed him.

Mnangagwa then fled the country for safety but returned to Friday to resume as the new President.


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