Emmerson Mnangagwa to be sworn in as Zimbabwe President

Emmerson Mnangagwa
Emmerson Mnangagwa [Photo credit: IB Times Uk]

Emmerson Mnangagwa, a former Zimbabwean vice president, who was sacked by Robert Mugabe, would be sworn in Wednesday, media reports say.

Local media and Zimbabwean sources said Mr. Mnangagwa would be sworn in Wednesday to replace Mr. Mugabe who resigned Tuesday afternoon after 37-years in office.

The 75-year-old was removed from office and exiled 13 days after Mr. Mugabe accused him of disloyalty and insubordination.

Mr. Mugabe had reportedly taken the action to pave way for his wife, Grace, to emerge as the new leader of ruling Zanu-PF ahead of the country’s general election next year.

Mr. Mnangagwa is said to be popular amongst the powerful War Veterans group and the Zimbabwean military chiefs.


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  • Musa M. Dantsoho

    A few days ago, Mnangagwa was interviewed on BBC English Television service. Any discerning mind could easily detect a surrogate being prepared by military to replace Mugabe.

    Now, it finally happened in an environment shouting of democracy. A President was produced without a single vote cast. To crown it all, the replacement was a dismissed Vice President and neither the so-called popularity amongst the powerful War Veterans group vested constitutional legitimacy Mnangagwa to be sworn as President.

    The Zimbabwean elite in active collaboration with the military and western powers succeeded undemocratically in installing a puppet.

    • thusspokez

      This was a military coup period! An affront on democracy, but who are cheering? Of course, BBC the media-cum-espionage (the MI7) organisation, but the British and Rhodesians dreamers will be disappointed and turn against him when he refuse to be their stooge.

  • thusspokez

    I don’t trust people with ‘spaced front teeth’, let alone as leaders. Remember IBB? Mnangagwa is going to be just like IBB. Call him the ‘Zimbabwe IBB’ or ‘Crocodile’.

    • Julius

      lolz, u dey craze. I have spaced front teeth and I’m a good guy ! lmaooo !