Zimbabwe's incoming president Emmerson Mnangagwa (C) 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/Shaun Jusa)
HARARE, Nov. 22 (Xinhua) -- Zimbabwe's incoming president Emmerson Mnangagwa is greeted with wild cheers by supporters at ZANU-PF headquarters as he makes his first public appearance after being sacked by former president Robert Mugabe on Nov. 6.
During a public address made at the headquarters, Mnangagwa thanked Zimbabweans for receiving him back into the country.
"Today we are witnessing the unfolding of democracy in our country...I appeal to all genuine, patriotic Zimbabweans to come together so that we grow our economy," he said.
The Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation said earlier on Wednesday that Mnangagwa will replace ex-president Robert Mugabe who resigned Tuesday. The swearing in of Mnangagwa will take place Friday.
The ruling ZANU-PF party on Sunday reinstated Mnangagwa into the party and nominated him to replace Mugabe as party leader.