AS IT HAPPENED: 'All foreign investments will be safe,' says Mnangagwa

2017-11-24 12:00

Emmerson Mnangagwa has been sworn in as the new president of Zimbabwe, marking the final chapter of a political drama that toppled his predecessor Robert Mugabe after a military takeover. Follow the live updates

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24 Nov 13:42
Mnangagwa says the country has a big task ahead of itself and ends off his speech

24 Nov 13:41
The newly sworn in President of Zimbabwe, His Excellency President Emmerson Mnangagwa finishes his inauguration speech amid cheers.

24 Nov 13:40

24 Nov 13:38

New Zimbabwe president praises 'father of the nation' Mugabe

Zimbabwe's newly sworn-in President Emmerson Mnangagwa praised outgoing leader Robert Mugabe as "the father of the nation" during his inauguration address on Friday.

"Let me at this stage pay tribute to one of the, and the only surviving, founding fathers of our nation, comrade Robert Gabriel Mugabe," Mnangagwa said in front of a crowd of tens of thousands at his inauguration ceremony.

"Let us all accept and acknowledge his immense contribution to the building of our nation."


24 Nov 13:37
WATCH: Emmerson Mnangagwa's inauguration, in pictures

24 Nov 13:36

Sorrow, admiration in Mugabe's birthplace

Local residents in the rural Zimbabwean village where Robert Mugabe was born, got married, and has a house say he was a great leader - but express sorrowful acceptance rather than anger at his ousting.

Sorrow, admiration in Mugabe's birthplace

24 Nov 13:31
Mnangagwa: The voice of the people is the voice of God

24 Nov 13:31
Mnangagwa: I solemnly promise to the best of my ability that I will serve each and every one who calls Zimbabwe home

24 Nov 13:31
Mnangagwa thanking all of those present 

24 Nov 13:30

24 Nov 13:29
Mnangagwa: All foreign investments will be safe in Zimbabwe

24 Nov 13:28
Mnangagwa: As we build a new democratic Zimbabwe we ask those who have punished us in the past, to reconsider their political and economic sanctions... Let this make way for a new beginning

24 Nov 13:28
Mnangagwa: SADC is our home... and we commit ourselves to further its vision and ideals

24 Nov 13:28
Mnangagwa: Today the Republic of Zimbabwe enters the second phase of its birth

24 Nov 13:26

24 Nov 13:25
Mnangagwa: All citizens must feel secure and enjoy a sense of belonging in their land

24 Nov 13:23
Mnangagwa: My government will ensure financial sector viability and stability

24 Nov 13:21
Mnangagwa: The culture of government must change, and must change now

24 Nov 13:20
Mnangagwa: Gone, gone are the days of absenteeism. A new culture must now inform our daily conduct

24 Nov 13:20
Mnangagwa: To our civil servants, it can't be business as usual. You now need to roll up your sleeves... We have an economy to recover, people to serve.

24 Nov 13:20
Mnangagwa: We have transpired to be a clean nation

24 Nov 13:19
People must be able to access their savings and their earnings as and when they need to

24 Nov 13:19
Mnangagwa says they welcome gainful partnerships with investors

24 Nov 13:19
Mnangagwa: Acts of corruption must story. Where these occur, swift, swift, swift justice must be served. 

24 Nov 13:16
Mnangagwa emphasises the importance of job creation

24 Nov 13:16
Mnangagwa says the country belongs to future generations

24 Nov 13:16
Mnangagwa: Today however the Republic of Zimbabwe renews itself

24 Nov 13:16
Mnangagwa commits that the 2018 elections will be held as scheduled

24 Nov 13:16
He says Zimbabwe is a country of peace and Unity and that was shown the last few weeks

24 Nov 13:15
Mnangagwa thanks every Zimbabwean and his predecessor for the way the issues were dealt with

24 Nov 13:12
Mnangagwa says these issues must be addressed urgently and definitively

24 Nov 13:12
Mnangagwa: My government is committed to compensating those farmers from who farms were taken

24 Nov 13:10
Mnangagwa urges beneficiaries of land reform to take advantage of programmes to ensure food security and improve the economy

24 Nov 13:08
Mnangagwa says the principle of repossessing our land can not be reversed

24 Nov 13:08
Whilst I am aware that emotions and expectations are high, fellow countrymen as we chart our way forward we must accept that our challenges in the past emanate from our politics in the past

24 Nov 13:05
Mnangagwa says the country is blessed with rich resources

24 Nov 13:05
Mnangagwa: We must work together, you, me, all of us that make up this great nation

24 Nov 13:05
Mnangagwa appeals to Zimbabweans to declare that "never again" should the country suffer

24 Nov 13:05
Mnangagwa: The task at hand is that of rebuilding our great country

24 Nov 13:04
Mnangagwa: I humbly appeal to everyone of us to let bygones be bygones

24 Nov 13:04

Mnangagwa: For close to two decades this country went through many developments.

Mnangagwa says while the past can't be changed, a lot can do to change the future


24 Nov 13:03
Mnangagwa acknowledges and honours other statesmen in attendance today

24 Nov 13:02
Mnangagwe says Mugabe remains a father, mentor and comrade in arms

24 Nov 13:02
Mnangagwa: Let us all accept and acknowledge his (Mugabe) immense contribution to the building of our nation

24 Nov 13:00
Mnangagwa: Let my pay special tribute to one of and the only surviving founding father of our country, comrade Robert Mugabe

24 Nov 13:00
Mnangagwa: Even as I make constant reference to my party, Zanu PF, I am not oblivious to the many other Zimbabweans

24 Nov 13:00
Mnangagwa: I admit that I hold not particular qualification that sets me apart from any other person to hold this office

24 Nov 12:59
Mnangagwa: I feel deeply humbled by the decision of my party, Zanu PF, inviting me to serve the Republic of Zimbabwe in capacity as president and commander in chief effective from today

24 Nov 12:58
Mnangagwe now thanking diplomats, wat veterans, representatives of different political parties, of the business community, religious figures, students and all other people

24 Nov 12:17

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