Mugabe’s presumed successor has arrived back in Zimbabwe

Emmerson Mnangagwa, the man set to replace ousted leader Robert Mugabe has reportedly arrived back in Zimbabwe ahead of his swearing in.

The former vice president flew into Harare at around 4pm and was driven to the State House where he was due to be briefed on developments, according to an official with the ruling ZANU-PF party.

Mr Mnangagwa had fled the country two weeks after being fired by Mr Mugabe. His ousting led to the military stepping in and triggering popular protests against the veteran leader.

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Mr Mugabe, who had ruled Zimbabwe since it secured independence in 1980, appeared to believe he could salvage his political career. But amid mounting demands for him to step aside, he resigned on Tuesday.

Footage broadcast by eNCA television showed South African President Jacob Zuma hosting Mnangagwa in Pretoria earlier on Wednesday. 

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The Independent – Africa

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