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President Mnangagwa 'humbled' to win Zimbabwe election

President Mnangagwa 'humbled' to win Zimbabwe election

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Incumbent Emmerson Mnangagwa has won Zimbabwe's disputed presidential poll, according to the country's electoral commission. With all 10 provinces declared, the current president and Zanu-PF leader gained 2.46 million votes (50.8%) against 2.15 million (44.3%) for opposition leader Nelson Chamisa.The election is the first since dictator Robert Mugabe resigned last year following a coup, ending 30 years of leadership.Both sides in the election had claimed victory before the official announcement, with the aftermath of polling day on Monday marred by deadly protests and clashes that have left six people dead and 14 injured. Thank you Zimbabwe!I am humbled to be elected President of the Second Republic of Zimbabwe.Though we may have been divided at ...
Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa to return as Mugabe's likely successor

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa to return as Mugabe's likely successor

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Media playback is unsupported on your deviceZimbabwe's former vice-president, whose sacking led to the shock resignation of long-time leader Robert Mugabe, will be sworn in as the new president on Friday, the state broadcaster says.Emmerson Mnangagwa, who fled to South Africa two weeks ago, would also fly home on Wednesday, it added.His dismissal led the ruling party and the military to intervene and force an end to Mr Mugabe's 37-year long rule.The news sparked wild celebrations across the country late into the night.The announcement that the 93-year-old was stepping down came in the form of a letter read out in parliament on Wednesday, abruptly halting impeachment proceedings against him.In it, Mr Mugabe said he was resigning to allow a smooth and peaceful transfer of power, and that his...