Mnangagwa to be sworn in as Zimbabwe’s new president

Nov 22, 2017, 5:38 AM EST
Zimbabwe’s ousted vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa will return to the country on Wednesday.
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Zimbabwe’s ousted vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa, currently in a self-imposed exile, is likely to take over as the country’s new president after Robert Mugabe announced his resignation amid mounting pressure to step down.

Mnangagwa, nicknamed the “crocodile” for his political shrewdness, might take the reins of the country until fresh elections that are due in September 2018, writes the BBC.

The end of Mugabe’s marathon regime brought people to the streets of Harare, where jubilant crowds celebrated the beginning of a new era, although many view the development just as departure of a tyrant and not the tyranny itself, notes Reuters