Opposition leaders in attendence

According to the news site 263Chat, opposition leaders Morgan Tsvangirai and Joice Mujuru are among the dignitaries who have arrived to see Emmerson Mnangagwa being sworn-in as Zimbabwe’s new president.

It must poignant for them both – as they both have had their sights on the presidency.

Mr Tsvangirai beat Robert Mugabe in the first round of a presidential election in 2008, but withdrew after a campaign of violence by the ruling Zanu-PF party.

Mrs Mujuru was once Mr Mugabe’s deputy, but was expelled from the party in a purge orchestrated by former First Lady Grace Mugabe.

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