BREAKING : Mnangagwa becomes Zimbabwe’s president

Emmerson Mnangagwa has been sworn in as Zimbabwe’s president in a ceremony in a packed stadium in the country’s capital, Harare.

It follows the dramatic departure of Robert Mugabe after 37 years of authoritarian rule.

The former vice-president’s dismissal earlier this month led the ruling Zanu-PF party and the army to intervene and force Mr Mugabe to quit.

Mr Mnangagwa, who had fled the country, returned from exile on Wednesday.

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