Mnangagwa to be sworn in on Friday as president

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Zimbabwe Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa listens as President Robert Mugabe (not pictured) delivers his state of the nation address to the country's parliament in Harare, August 25, 2015. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo/File Photo

Zimbabwe’s former vice president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, will be sworn in as president, on Friday, following the resignation of Robert Mugabe, the parliament speaker said, on Wednesday.

Speaker Jacob Mudenda said the ruling party “ZANU-PF” had informed him it has nominated Mnangagwa to fill the vacancy of the office of president, replacing the 93-year-old, Mugabe, who had clung on for a week after an army takeover.

Samira SALAH

Reuters

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