Zimbabwe's military swears loyalty to Mnangagwa

25 Nov,2017

Harare, AP/BdChronicle:

Zimbabwe's security officials are swearing loyalty to their new President Emmerson Mnangagwa.


The new leader will speak shortly after his swearing-in. Mnangagwa takes power after an extraordinary series of events that began with Robert Mugabe firing him early this month as vice president.


That turned out to be the mistake that ended Mugabe's 37 years in power. Mugabe resigned on Tuesday under immense pressure from the military, the ruling party and the people amid fears his wife was trying to take power.


Mugabe is not attending the inauguration but will remain in the country, assured of his "maximum security."


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