Zimbabwe's incoming president Emmerson Mnangagwa (L, center) makes a public address at ZANU-PF headquarters in Harare, capital of Zimbabwe, on Nov. 22, 2017. Zimbabwe's incoming president Emmerson Mnangagwa arrived at ZANU-PF headquarters on Wednesday as he made his first public appearance after he was back into the country. (Xinhua/Chen Yaqin)
HARARE, Nov. 24 (Xinhua) -- Zimbabwe's incoming president Emmerson Mnangagwa has implored Zimbabweans to remain peaceful and avoid revenge against each other.
In a statement to the state broadcaster ZBC on Thursday, Mnangagwa said vengefulness is not in the nature of Zimbabweans.
"While all this is going on, I implore all Zimbabweans to remain patient and avoid any form of revengeful retribution," he said.
A file photo of Zimbabwe's incoming president Emmerson Mnangagwa.(Xinhua)
He also urged Zimbabweans to refrain from settling political or social scores outside the ambit of the law.
Mnangagwa will be sworn in as the new president on Friday to finish off the remainder of the term of office of former president Robert Mugabe, who resigned Tuesday following military and public pressure.