Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa sworn in as Zimbabwe’s President
By Yvonne Mutambwa
President Emerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa has taken the oath as Zimbabwe’s President in front of a stadium crowd.
This historic occasion follows the resounding victory of the ruling party ZANU PF in the harmonised elections that were held on the 23rd of August 2023.
Some of the delegates who attended the inauguration include China’s Vice President Han Zheng, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi, Democratic Republic of Congo President Felix Tshisekedi, Belarus’ Deputy Prime Minister, Tanzania’s Prime Minister Cassim Majaliwa, Nigeria’s Vice President Kashim Shettima, Rwanda’s Senate President François Xavier Kalinda, SADC’s Executive Secretary Dr Elias Magosi and representatives from the ANC, SWAPO, Frelimo, MPLA, BDP and Malawi Congress Party among other foreign dignitaries.
Addressing thousands of supporters who were gathered at Harare National Sports Stadium, President Mnangagwa urged Zimbabweans to unite across political, tribal and racial divides.
President Mnangagwa in his acceptance speech, he applauded the people of Zimbabwe for standing democratically firm and in support of the ruling party ZANU PF.
“As Zimbabweans, we have demonstrated that we are a mature democracy. The people of this precious nation, which was born out of the sacred blood of those who fought for our independence,” said President Mnangagwa.
The Zimbabwean people’s unpralled conduct before, during and after the electoral processes has been described as praiseworthy.
President Mnangagwa has pledged to act fairly and impartially as president of all Zimbabweans and to create a ground for productive investments.
“The new government shall continue to foster a predictable business environment, where capital is safe. Those who want to invest in our country are welcome, based on respect and mutual benefits, for shared prosperity,” he said.
President Mnangagwa has assured the people of Zimbabwe that his government shall remain committed to it’s duties.
“Under this renewed mandate, i have re-committed to continue faithfully upholding and defending our sacred national Constitution and laws, with integrity and impartiality, leaving no one and no place behind.”