The former Zimbabwean vice president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was sacked by Robert Mugabe, would be sworn in as the new president today to replace Mr. Mugabe who resigned on Tuesday afternoon after 37-years in office.
The 75-year-old Mnangagwa, was removed from office and exiled 13 days after Mugabe accused him of disloyalty and insubordination.
Mugabe had reportedly taken the action to make way for his wife, Grace, to emerge as the new leader of ruling Zanu-PF ahead of the country’s general election next year.
Mnangagwa is said to be popular amongst the powerful War Veterans group and the Zimbabwean military chiefs and he’ll over see a democratic election come 2018.
Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa is a Zimbabwean politician. A longtime ally of former President Robert Mugabe and a senior member of the ruling ZANU–PF party, Mnangagwa served as Vice President of Zimbabwe .