Emmerson Mnangagwa sworn in as Zimbabwe president after toppling of Robert Mugabe

  24 November 2017    Read: 764
Emmerson Mnangagwa sworn in as Zimbabwe president after toppling of Robert Mugabe

Emmerson Mnangagwa, whose removal as vice president by Robert Mugabe led to the veteran leader's ouster, was sworn in as Zimbabwe's new president on Friday, AzVision.az reports citing the Telegraph.

"I Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa swear that as the president of the republic of Zimbabwe I will be faithful to Zimbabwe and obey, uphold and defend the constitution and all other laws of Zimbabwe," he said as he took the oath of office before the chief justice, watched by a jubilant crowd of tens of thousands of people.

Mr Mnangagwa, until recently one of Mr Mugabe’s closest allies, took the oath of office at the national sports stadium on the outskirts of Harare before thousands of supporters, dignitaries and foreign diplomats.

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