By Staff Reporter
ZIMBABWE’S new president Emmerson Mnangagwa has been sworn in as the country’s leader at an historic occasion at the National Sports Stadium Friday afternoon.
Mnangagwa was sworn in by Chief Justice Luke Malaba.
“I Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa do swear that as pres of the rep of Zimbabwe I would be faithful to Zimbabwe and obey, uphold and defend the constitution and all other laws of Zimbabwe and that I will promote whatever will advance and oppose whatever may harm Zimbabwe, that I will protect and promote the rights of the people of Zimbabwe; that I will discharge my duties with all my strength to the best of my knowledge and ability and true to the dictates of my conscience and that I will devote myself to the well being of Zimbabwe and its people. So help me God,” Mnangagwa said to deafening cheers from a packed gallery while taking oath of office.
Tens of thousands of Zimbabweans including Presidents and former Presidents of some SADC countries attended the occasion.
A lot is expected of the veteran politician’s new government.
Mnangagwa has already guaranteed former President Robert Mugabe of his immunity and further pledged reconciliation among Zimbabweans.