All set for HE Mnangagwa inauguration
Nevanji Munyaradzi Chiondegwa
President Mnangagwa’s second term inauguration is all set to take place at the giant National Sports Stadium, which is expected to be filled to the rafters.
The event is scheduled for Monday, September 4, and follows his thumping electoral victory over his closest rival, Nelson Chamisa of CCC, by over 500 000 votes, garnering 52.6% of the votes against Chamisa’s 44%.
Several countries, including China, South Africa, Belarus, Tanzania, Nigeria, Mozambique, Cuba, DRC, and Kenya, will be represented by either Heads of State or Senior special Envoys.
The Heads of State attending the event include Presidents Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa, Felipe Nyusi of Mozambique, and Felix Tshisekedi of DRC, along with the former President of Zambia, Edgar Chagwa Lungu.
China will be represented by Han Zheng, the Vice President, and Zhou Qiang, Vice Chairman of the 14th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, who is at the Vice President level. President William Ruto, who is hosting the Africa Climate Summit from September 4-6 in Nairobi, will be represented by the Prime Cabinet Secretary, the third-highest-ranking official in the Kenyan government.
Tanzania will be represented by its Prime Minister, Kassim Majaliwa, while Roman Golovchenko, the Prime Minister of Belarus, will attend on behalf of President Alexander Lukashenko. Nigeria is sending Kashim Shettima, its Vice President. Sister liberation movements of SADC, including ANC of South Africa, SWAPO of Namibia, FRELIMO of Mozambique, and MPLA of Angola, will also be represented.