In a ceremony this morning, Emmerson Mnangagwa has been sworn in as Zimbabwe’s president in the country’s capital, Harare.
His swearing in ceremony follows the dramatic resignation of Robert Mugabe after 37 years. The former vice-president’s dismissal earlier this month led the ruling Zanu-PF party and the army to intervene and force Mr Mugabe to quit.
Below is the oath of office Emmerson Mnangagwa recited at the swearing in ceremony…
I Emmmerson Dambudzo Mnangagawa swear that as president of the Republic of Zimbabwe – I will be faithful to Zimbabwe and obey uphold and defend the constitution and all other laws of Zimbabwe and I will promote whatever that will advance and will oppose whatever will harm Zimbabwe that I will protect and promote the rights and people of Zimbabwe that I will discharge my duties will all my strength to the best of my strength and ability and to the dictates of my conscience and I will devote myself to the well being of Zimbabwe and its people so help me God.”