Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa to be sworn in as president Friday: state media

Source: Xinhua| 2017-11-22 18:01:00|Editor: ZD
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File photo of former Zimbabwean Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa. (Xinhua/Stringer)

HARARE, Nov. 22 (Xinhua) -- Zimbabwe's incoming President Emmerson Mnangagwa will be sworn in on Friday to replace ex-president Robert Mugabe who resigned Tuesday, the state broadcaster said Wednesday.

The Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation said Mnangagwa, who had been out of the country since he was fired by Mugabe on Nov. 6, was expected to arrive back in the country Wednesday evening.

The swearing in of Mnangagwa comes after the ruling ZANU-PF party on Sunday reinstated him into the party and nominated him to replace Mugabe as party leader.

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