Emmerson Mnangagwa to succeed Robert Mugabe

Emmerson Mnangagwa to succeed Robert Mugabe

Emmerson Mnangagwa to succeed Robert Mugabe

Written by Nathasha De Alwis

24 Nov, 2017 | 8:11 am

The news of the resignation of  93-year-old Robert Mugabe on Tuesday, November 21, sparked celebrations across the country.

The news came in the form of a letter read out in parliament, halting the impeachment proceedings that were against him.

According to the letter, Mugabe was resigning to allow a smooth and peaceful transfer of power. He has stated that the decision was made voluntarily.

The former vice-president, Emmerson Mnangagwa returned from exile on Wednesday, November 22. He is to succeed Robert Mugabe and is to be sworn in at the Harare’s stadium.

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