Former vice president of Zimbabwe, Emerson Mnangagwa has been sworn in as president of Zimbabwe following the resignation of Robert Mugabe.
Mnangagwa was sworn-in amidst thousands of cheers and praises bringing a total end to Mugabe’s 37-year rule. Mugabe resigned on Tuesday after heavy pressure from the military, party officials and the people of the country.
Mr. Mnangagwa, who was vice president, was earlier sacked by Mugabe early November for being “disloyal.”
Mugabe’s rule was riddled with Economic and political chaos. His fall from power began on November 15 after the military took control of the state television in a desperate coup to save the country from the political crises that had developed from Mnangagwa’s sack.
The Chief of Army Staff, Constantino Chiwenga, strongly held that the action was not a coup, but soldiers nonetheless filled the streets of capital city, Harare.
Mugabe was not present at the inauguration.