Pretoria, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa will be sworn-in on Friday as new President of Zimbabwe, after being nominated by governing Zanu-Pf to occupy the post abandoned the eve by Robert Mugabe.
According to press reports in Harare, the announcement was done by the head of the parliament, Jacob Mudenda.
Mugabe resigned last night after claims by governing party National African Union of Zimbabwe-Patriotic Front (Zanu-PF) and other organizations like the Association of War Veterans.
The Zanu-PF separated Mugabe from his position of First Secretary of the government organization last Sunday due to his advanced age, 93 years and his incapacity of adequately leading the country and named in his place Mnangagwa, who will arrive today to Harare, as was informed.
Zimbabwe is under control of the armed forces led by General Costantino Chiwenga since last week in response to the expulsion of ex Vicepresident from his post, in an apparent movement to be substituted by Mugabe’s wife, who in that way would have secured her way to be head of State.
Mugabe received a lot of criticisms for having allowed Grace Mugabe, who was expelled on Sunday from the Zanu-PF and her position as leader of the Women’s League, the gradual seizure of executive powers.
The resignation of the only President that Zimbabwe has known since the nation’s independence in 1980 was considered an honorable step that stopped a process of condemnation by parliament which would have expelled from his post as leader of the South Africa nation.
In statements published today, the president of Zanu-PF, Simon Khaya Moyo, said that Mugabe did much for the liberation of Zimbabwe and as prime minister and president post-independence. ‘He deserves to rest and I think Zimbabwe citizens agree’, he pointed.
Moyo was sorry that Mugabe had surrounded himself with persons of criminal conduct and primitive, disrespectful attributes.
Political analysts in Harare considered the recommendation to Mugabe to resign had the purpose of offering the veteran leader an honorable way out.
Source: Prensa Latina