former president Robert Mugabe, whose resignation Tuesday
after military and public pressure ended his 37-year stay
became Zimbabwe’s second president since the nation
attained independence from Britain in 1980.
75-year-old former vice president returned to Harare
Wednesday after being sacked by Mugabe on Nov. 6.
led the military to move in and kick off a series of
extraordinary events ending with Mugabe stepping down
Tuesday amid impeachment proceedings.
oath of office before Chief Justice Luke Malaba, Mnangagwa
pledged to uphold and defend the constitution and the
rights of Zimbabweans.
promote whatever that will advance and oppose whatever
that will harm Zimbabwe. I swear that I will protect and
promote the rights of the people of Zimbabwe,” he said.
Commander of the Zimbabwe Defense Forces (ZDF) Constantino
Chiwenga on Friday pledged allegiance to the new president
in line with the country’s constitution.