Updated: February 28, 2021
President Emmerson Mnangagwa was on Sunday morning sworn into office again as the President of Zimbabwe.
75-year-old Mnangagwa took power from his mentor and long serving ruler Robert Mugabe with the military’s help in November. Mugabe had been in power for 37 years.
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Mnangagwa was first sworn in pending a presidential election he won on 30 July.
“My door is open and my arms are outstretched” Mnangagwa said to main opposition leader Nelson Chamisa after the Constitutional Court on Friday rejected his claims of vote-rigging and upheld the president’s narrow 30 July victory.
Associated Press reported that opposition supporters protested during the inauguration, carrying a makeshift coffin bearing Chamisa’s name during Sunday’s ceremony.