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Breaking: Emmerson Mnangagwa to be sworn in as Zimbabwe president

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Emmerson Mnangagwa, a former Zimbabwean vice president, who was sacked by Robert Mugabe, would be sworn in Wednesday or Thursday, media reports say.

ZANU-PF legal secretary, Patrick Chinamasa told Reuters, after the resignation of Robert Mugabe, that Mnangagwa will be sworn in as president.

Reuters claimed that separately, ZANU-PF chief whip Lovemore Matuke said Mnangagwa would be sworn in within 48 hours and that he would servethe remainder of Mugabe’s term until the next general elections, which must be held by September 2018.

Mr. Mnangagwa is said to be popular amongst the powerful War Veterans group and the Zimbabwean military chiefs.

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