Zimbabwe’s first executive president Robert Mugabe resigned on Tuesday under tremendous pressure and threats that he would be exposed for his brutality and corruption.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa who was sworn in today is still saddled with government ministers appointed by his predecessor Robert Mugabe until he names his new cabinet.
Zimbabwe’s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa today pledged to revamp the country’s economy but insisted that the country’s controversial land reform programme would not be reversed.
Deputy Speaker of Parliament Mabel Chinomona this afternoon differed with Vice-President Phelekezela Mphoko over who the Leader of the House is, saying it is still Mnangagwa while Mphoko said it is new Justice Minister Happyton Bonyongwe.
Zimbabwe’s Finance Minister Ignatius Chombo who was arrested last week when the military intervened to restore order was admitted to hospital today because of injuries he received from beatings while he was in military custody.
PROPOSED PROGRAMME FOR THE INAUGURATION OF THE PRESIDENT-ELECT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ZIMBABWE CDE EMMERSON DAMBUDZO MNANGAGWA: NATIONAL SPORTS STADIUM: FRIDAY 24 NOVEMBER 2017 0630 hrs Gates open ENTERTAINMENT 0730 hrs Public take seats DIGNITARIES ARRIVE IN THE FOLLOWING ORDER 0920 hrs His Worship the Mayor of the City of Harare 0925 hrs Commander Defence Forces, Service Chiefs 0930 hrs Members of the House of Assembly Central Committee and Politburo members; Diplomatic Corps 0935 hrs Judges of the High Court/Judge president/the Judges of the Supreme court/ Prosecutor-General/ Attorney-General/Honourable Ministers 0940hrs Speaker of the National Assembly/president of the Senate 0950 hrs Chief Justice and spouse 1000 hrs Visiting Former Heads of State and Government 1015 hrs Visiting Heads of State and Government ENTERTAINMENT 1030 hrs The incoming President of the Republic of Zimbabwe Cde Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa and Mai Auxillia Mnangagwa NATIONAL ANTHEM 1115hrs Master of Ceremonies and Speaker of the