File photo of former Zimbabwean Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa. (Xinhua/Stringer)
HARARE, Nov. 22 (Xinhua) -- Zimbabwe's former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa will be sworn in as the new president on Friday, replacing 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 ruling ZANU-PF party on Sunday reinstated Mnangagwa into the party and nominated him to replace Mugabe as party leader.