Fired Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has hailed Zimbabweans for their historic moment after pushing President Robert Mugabe to resign in a dramatic and unceremonious way ending a tumultuous 37 years of (mis)rule.
Mugabe under pressure from the citizens, legislators and the military threw in the towel in Harare yesterday.
“I want to congratulate the people of Zimbabwe on reaching this historic moment. Together, we will ensure a
peaceful transition to the consolidation of our democracy, and bring in a fresh start for all Zimbabweans and foster peace and unity,” Mnangagwa said last night.
He added: “As I make my way back home, I look forward together with you the people of Zimbabwe to tackle the political and economic challenges facing our beloved country Zimbabwe. God bless Zimbabwe.”
The former Vice-President will be sworn in tomorrow. Details to follow . . .