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Mugabe’s Deputy, Mnangagwa to take Oath of Office as New Zimbabwe’s President

Photo: Mr. Emmerson Mnangagwa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former President Robert Mugabe’s Vice who has allegedly been on self-exile Mr. Emmerson Mnangagwa is to be sworn in as the new Zimbabwean President this Friday.  This followed Mugabe’s resignation Tuesday after being overthrown by the Military and pressured to step down.

Mnangagwa who reportedly fled to South Africa two weeks ago, is expected to return home home today – Wednesday.

A Spokesman of the ruling Zanu-PF party confirmed that Mr. Mnangagwa, 71, would serve the remainder of Mr. Mugabe’s term until next elections, which are due to hold September 2018.

The incoming President’s dismissal led the ruling party and the military to intervene and force an end to Mr Mugabe’s 37-year long rule.

Mugabe resigned Tuesday and the news sparked wild celebrations across the country late into the night.  His resignation letter was announced after the Parliament has moved a motion to the same effect and later relocated to a hotel to complete the impeachment proceedings.

 

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