Former Vice President Emerson Mnangagwa has been sworn in as Zimbabwe President in a ceremony at a packed stadium in the capital, Harare. The swearing in follows the dramatic departure of Robert Mugabe after 37 years in power.
Mr. Mnangagwa, who had fled the country, returned from exile on Wednesday. Nicknamed “the Crocodile,” Mnangagwa took over the reigns as Zimbabwe’s second president.
Mnangagwa was dismissed as vice president by Mugabe on November 6, but the situation quickly turned around in his favor.
With his dismissal triggering a military takeover and mass street protest, which ended with the ousting of Mugabe and Mnangagwa catapulted to the centre stage.