Zimbabwe’s in-coming president Emmerson Mnangagwa, on Wednesday evening addressed the country’s teeming crowd who were thrown into a state of ecst
Zimbabwe’s in-coming president Emmerson Mnangagwa, on Wednesday evening addressed the country’s teeming crowd who were thrown into a state of ecstasy and frenzy following the resignation of long-term serving leader Robert Mugabe
[ads1] In a televised speech, Mr. Mnangagwa clearly stated his intent to govern well in order to turn the dwindled economic fortunes of the country around.
Mr. Mnangagwa revealed that he was poisoned and airlifted to South Africa where he received treatment and he is now doing well.
However, even before Mr. Mnangagwa takes charge as the next president, an opposition Member of Parliament (MP) Paddington Japa Japa is already firing warning shots, cautioning him that they will “take him on” if he acts in a biased manner.
“We supported Mnangagwa to top on Mugabe through its demonstrations and we expect that Mnangagwa has to play the game fairly. If he is not going to play the game fairly, we will take him on also. We are sick and tired of ZANU-PF”, the opposition MP said.
Nicknamed the crocodile, the vice president was sacked early this month for being “disloyal” to his “master”. He fled to neighboring South Africa and is expected to be sworn as president soon.
Mr. Mnangagwa was seen as the next person to succeed President Robert Mugabe. But following his sacking, speculations further increased pointing that Mr. Mugabe’s wife, Grace Mugabe might succeed him. Openly, she was heard saying “mark my words, his [Mugabe] words will be final.
Early this week, the ruling party ZANU-PF passed a resolution to sack Mr. Mugabe as the leader of the party together with Grace Mugabe and went ahead to reinstate Mr. Mnangagwa as the party’s new leader.
Zimbabwe was thrown into a state of ecstasy amid wild jubilation Tuesday after the Speaker of Parliament Jacob Mudenda read the resignation letter of veteran serving president Robert Mugabe after both houses gathered to initiate his impeachment processes. Mr. Mugabe stated in the letter that he was resigning in order to have a smooth transfer of political power.
When Mr. Mugabe took power in 1980 ending whites supremacy, expectations from natives were high. Whiles the whites did not seem to be happy about Mugabe’s take over, native indigenes were optimistic about better prospects for Zimbabwe “We need good houses to sleep in, better-paying jobs so we can take care of our wives and children”.
Mnangagwa now faces a difficult time to turn the dwindled economic fortunes of the country around, create jobs and establish a better working relationship with the West.