Emmerson Mnangagwa sworn in as Zimbabwe President

Zimbabwean President, Emmerson Mnangagwa

Emmerson Mnangagwa has been sworn in as the President of Zimbabwe.

Mr. Mnangagwa was sworn in amidst cheers by thousands who gathered at the stadium.

The former president, Robert Mugabe, resigned on Tuesday, ending a 37-year rule that was characterised by political and economic chaos.

Mr. Mnangagwa, who was vice president, was earlier sacked by Mr. Mugabe early November for being “disloyal.”

The momentous events leading to Mr. Mugabe’s fall began on November 15 when military chiefs took control of state television – in an apparent coup – to announce their intervention in the political crisis that had engulfed the ruling Zanu-PF.

The Chief of Army Staff, Constantino Chiwenga, strongly held that the action was not a coup, but soldiers nonetheless took over the streets in the capital, Harare.

Mr. Mugabe was also placed on house arrest by the military.

Mr. Mugabe, 93, who has asked to be allowed to die peacefully in Zimbabwe, was absent at Friday’s inauguration.


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  • thusspokez

    This man had not been elected by Zimbabweans, yet he is sworn in as President?

  • August January

    Unfortunately I see very little good things coming from this man!!! He was part and parcel of Mugabe & they both massacred their people all the way until 2 weeks ago that he fell out of favour with the old man!!! I really pity the Zimbabweans that they couldn’t choose their president

    • MilitaryPolice01 [Joint Chief]

      God bless you richly.

    • Solomon Brown

      Provide proof of any massacre please??????????

      • Uzoma

        And why, in your opinion, did Mugabe insist on an agreement he would not be prosecuted for any crimes committed during his long reign?

        • Solomon Brown

          I posed a direct question, could you please answer that?

          • Uzoma

            You could either google the Wall Street Journal piece titled “A Zimbabwean Recalls Mugabe’s Brutalities” and get an answer to your direct question or keep insisting that I answer your question.

          • Solomon Brown

            I don’t get my news from sources that do not have my best interests at heart. They have an agenda and I refuse to go in their direction.

  • bola

    The best for this man state a date for general election or abide by the country’s constitution concerning election in the country and allow a free and fair election.

  • Hinds Peter

    About god blessing you richly.It was the Greek king Midas.That asked the gods for riches.King Midas went back to the gods asking that these riches be taken away.Peter Carlos Hinds.Commander.Barbados.

  • Hinds Peter

    Well to prosecute Mugabe for misdeeds committed during his tenure.It would be rebellion by the military.And with Mugabe in jail.It would be a revolution.Peter Carlos Hinds.Commander.Barbados.