Sunday, 26 August 2018

Newly sworn-in Zimbabwe President, Mnangagwa vows 'brighter tomorrow'

| 26th August 2018 | Echeng Gold 

Emmerson Mnangagwa has vowed a "brighter tomorrow" for Zimbabwe after being sworn in as president.

He also announced an inquiry into the deaths of six people in clashes between the army and opposition supporters after the July vote. The violence was "unacceptable", and "should be alien to our nature as Zimbabweans", he said.

Describing himself as a "listening president", he said his government was committed to constitutionalism, the rule of law and judicial independence.
"The Zimbabwe we want is a shared one and transcends party lines," he said.
Mr. Mnangagwa - who is from the Zanu-PF party of Mr. Mugabe - also promised radical economic reforms aimed at attracting foreign and domestic investment.
"The creation of jobs, jobs and more jobs will be at the core of our policies," he said.

More than 50,000 supporters and several African heads of state were there for Mr. Mnangagwa's swearing-in, along with the eldest daughter of former President Robert Mugabe.


 ECHENG GOLD writes from Calabar, for TDN