Mugabe to be sworn in on Thursday

via Bulawayo24 NEWS | Mugabe to be sworn in on Thursday

President Robert Mugabe will be sworn in on Thursday, beginning a fresh five-year mandate as Zimbabwe’s president following a disputed election, his spokesman said Sunday.

“It is now this Thursday,” George Charamba told AFP on the sidelines of a summit of southern African leaders in Malawi.

On Friday Mugabe’s main challenger, opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, withdrew a legal challenge to the election result, claiming the courts would not be fair.

That removed the last hurdle to 89-year-old Mugabe’s inauguration for a seventh term.

Mugabe, Africa’s oldest leader, first took the reins of a newly independent Zimbabwe in 1980 as prime minister. He became president following a constitutional amendment in 1987.

Southern African leaders attending the summit had earlier endorsed the result of the election that extended his 33-year rule, congratulating him for holding peaceful elections.

Asked whether regional leaders would attend the swearing-in, Charamba said that “everybody will be invited”.

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    Hango Yapalala 7 years ago

    LET THE EXCITEMENT TURN THE FORTUNES OF THE ECONOMY AROUND!NNU WAKAVUKIDZA TSIME, NDIYE UNOWOLIVUKULA! MANDA YAKABHATA GOLE!

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    “It is no good to be partial to the wicked or to deprive the innocent of justice.” Proverbs 18:5

    “Before his downfall a man’s heart is proud, but humility comes before honour.” Proverbs 18:12

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    masvukupete 7 years ago

    Interesting times ahead really interesting.

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    “A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who pours out lies will not go free.” Proverbs 19:5

    “A false witness will not go unpunished , and he who pours out lies will perish.” Proverbs 19:9

    “A corrupt witness mocks at justice, and the mouth of the wicked gulps down evil!” Proverbs 19:28

    “Do not say, “I will pay you back for this wrong!” Wait for the Lord, and he will deliver you!!! Proverbs 20:22

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    Hardife 7 years ago

    Mugabe a genius man Zimbabwe will never ever be colonised again by greedy idiots americans

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    tapera nkomo 7 years ago

    GO AHEAD AND BE SWORN-IN BUT YOU KNOW YOU CHEATED IN THE ELECTIONS. THE WORRYING THING IS THAT YOU DO NOT EVEN CARE AS LONG AS YOU ARE CALLED PRESIDENT BY YOUR STOOGES. SHAME ON YOU ROBERT LUCIFER MUGABE. ONCE A CHEAT ALWAYS A CHEAT. BY THE WAY, WHO MANUFACTURED THE PLANES YOU ARE ALWAYS FLYING IN? WHAT OF THE 2 TONNE BULLET PROOF MERC YOU ARE DRIVEN AROUND IN? THE CHINESE? NO – THE WEST, YOU ARE ALWAYS CASTIGATING. WHAT HYPOCRISY!

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    Joseph 7 years ago

    Everyone steps aside for a man who knows where he is going.

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    At times it seems that God has let evil run rampant in the world, and we wonder if He even notices it. But God sees everything clearly – both the evil actions and the evil intentions lying behind them. He is not an indifferent observer. He cares and is active in our world. Right now, His work may be unseen and unfelt, but don’t give up. One day He will wipe out evil and punish the evildoers, just as He will establish the good and reward those who do His will.

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    Let’s just watch and see were it all ends…