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Mnangagwa to return home today, poised to swear in as new president after Mugabe’s resignation

Zimbabwe’s recently fired vice president Mnangagwa was set to return Wednesday to be sworn in as the country’s new leader.

Published: 22nd November 2017 03:14 PM  |   Last Updated: 22nd November 2017 03:14 PM   |  A+A-

Vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa.

By AFP

HARARE: Zimbabwe's ousted vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa will be sworn in as successor to Robert Mugabe at a ceremony on Friday, state media said Wednesday, a day after the 93-year-old's shock resignation. 

"The former vice president, who had been out of the country after he was sacked from both party and government, will... replace comrade Robert Mugabe who resigned," the state-run ZBC news site said on Wednesday.



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