Zimbabwean Former VP becomes President after Mugabe’s Impeachment

Mr Mnangagwa, 75-year-old had earlier promised the people “a new and unfolding full democracy,” before he took over from his 93-year-old predecessor who delivered resignation letter to the parliament on Tuesday, November 21, 2017.

Zimbabwean Former VP becomes President after Mugabe’s Impeachment
President Mnangagwa/ Photo credit: Telegraph
Former Vice President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa has been sworn in as the President of the South African country after the impeachment of President Robert Mugabe.

Mnangagwa was dismissed from office by the former President, for alleged “disloyalty, disrespect, deceitfulness and unreliability,” few weeks ago, which led to serious agitations and protests by Zimbabweans, which had finally brought “the Crocodile” as widely known thus far.

Mnangagwa became Zimbabwe’s new President as he took the oath of allegiance before the Chief Justice Luke Malaba at the National Sports Stadium on the outskirts of Harare, Capital of Zimbabwe.

As he pledged: “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.”
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Before the inauguration, the ruling ZANU-PF party had called on the people to come out in mass to witness the historic event happening in the country.

According to the statement released by the party: “Come and be an eyewitness of history being made, the historic ushering in (of) a new era and better country,” the party urged.

Mr Mnangagwa, 75-year-old had earlier promised the people “a new and unfolding full democracy,” before he took over from his 93-year-old predecessor who delivered resignation letter to the parliament on Tuesday, November 21, 2017.

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The Military moved for the impeachment of the Ex-President after the ZANU-PF party removed him as the party’s leader, and replaced with Mr. Mnangawa.

 

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