Mnangagwa To Be Sworn In As Zimbabwe President On Thursday
It was an end of an era after former President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe tendered his resignation letter on Tuesday.
In order not to create a vacuum in power, former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa will be sworn in as president on Thursday.
Local media and Zimbabwean sources said Mnangagwa would be sworn-in 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 Mugabe accused him of disloyalty and insubordination.
Mugabe had reportedly taken the decision 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.
Mnangagwa is said to be popular amongst the powerful War Veterans group and the Zimbabwean military chiefs.
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