Breaking: Emmerson Mnangagwa to be sworn in as Zimbabwe president

Breaking: Emmerson Mnangagwa to be sworn in as Zimbabwe president

Emmerson Mnangagwa, a former Zimbabwean vice president, who was sacked by Robert Mugabe, would be sworn in Wednesday or Thursday, media reports say.

ZANU-PF legal secretary, Patrick Chinamasa told Reuters, after the resignation of Robert Mugabe, that Mnangagwa will be sworn in as president.

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Reuters claimed that separately, ZANU-PF chief whip Lovemore Matuke said Mnangagwa would be sworn in within 48 hours and that he would serve the remainder of Mugabe’s term until the next general elections, which must be held by September 2018.

Breaking: Emmerson Mnangagwa to be sworn in as Zimbabwe President

Emmerson Mnangagwa is set be sworn in as Zimbabwe's president. Credit: Google

Mr. Mnangagwa is said to be popular amongst the powerful War Veterans group and the Zimbabwean military chiefs.

Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe finally resigned. gathered that the surprise announcement came as lawmakers debated an impeachment motion against him in a joint sitting of parliament.

PAY ATTENTION: Read the news on Nigeria’s #1 news app reported that when the news of Mugabe's resignation broke, crowds in the streets of Harare broke out in rapturous celebrations, raising their fists and waving Zimbabweans flags to mark the historic moment.

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