Mnangagwa sworn in as President

Emmerson Mnangagwa was officially sworn in as President of Zimbabwe on Sunday after winning a bitterly-contested election which was the country’s first since the ousting of strongman Robert Mugabe. Mr. Mnangagwa, whose victory in the July 30 polls was challenged by the main Opposition, pledged to “protect and promote the rights of Zimbabweans” at an inauguration ceremony attended by thousands of supporters at a stadium in Harare. He hailed his victory as a new “dawn” for Zimbabwe after years of repression and economic mismanagement. Vows probe He also vowed to open a probe into the post-election violence, which he called “regrettable and most unacceptable”. The Army’s firing on protesters killed six shortly after the election. The country’s top court on Friday dismissed Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa’s bid to have the results annulled on grounds they were rigged. But Mr. Chamisa rejected that ruling and vowed to lead “peaceful protests”.

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