Zimbabweans converge to officially welcome their new leader

Zimbabweans have converged at a stadium ahead of the presidential inauguration of Emmerson Mnangagwa, who will today become the country’s second leader since independence from white minority rule in 1980.

Mnangagwa, was the vice president of 93-year-old Robert Mugabe, but was earlier this month fired from office.

He was also a former justice and defense minister, a key Mugabe confidant for decades until they fell out because of the presidential ambitions of Mugabe’s wife, Grace. Despite his long association with the government, Mnangagwa has promised democracy.

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