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Emmerson Mnangagwa

President of the Republic of Zimbabwe

Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa (pronounced /əmˈnænɡæɡwɑː, ˈmnæn-/ əm-NAN-gag-wah; born 15 September 1942) is a Zimbabwean politician. He became the third and current President of Zimbabwe after Robert Mugabe resigned on 21 November 2017.[2] He served as Vice-President of Zimbabwe from 2014 to 2017. On 6 November 2017 he was removed as Vice President by Robert Mugabe, who said he had been plotting against the government.[3] He is the president of Zimbabwe since 24 November 2017.

Emmerson Mnangagwa
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3rd President of Zimbabwe
Assumed office
November 24, 2017
Vice PresidentPhelekezela Mphoko
Preceded byRobert Mugabe
Leader of the ZANU–PF Party
Assumed office
19 November 2017
National Chair
Preceded byRobert Mugabe
First Vice President of Zimbabwe
In office
12 December 2014 – 6 November 2017
PresidentRobert Mugabe
Preceded byJoice Mujuru
Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs
In office
11 September 2013 – 9 October 2017
PresidentRobert Mugabe
DeputyFortune Chasi
Preceded byPatrick Chinamasa
Succeeded byHappyton Bonyongwe
Minister of Defence
In office
13 February 2009 – 11 September 2013
PresidentRobert Mugabe
Preceded bySydney Sekeramayi
Succeeded bySydney Sekeramayi
Minister of Rural Housing and Social Amenities
In office
April 2005 – 13 February 2009
PresidentRobert Mugabe
DeputyBiggie Matiza
Succeeded byFidelis Mhashu
Speaker of the House of Assembly
In office
July 2000 – April 2005
Preceded byCyril Ndebele
Succeeded byJohn Nkomo
Minister of Finance
Acting
In office
1995–1996
PresidentRobert Mugabe
Preceded byAriston Chambati
Succeeded byHerbert Murerwa
Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs
In office
1989–2000
PresidentRobert Mugabe
Minister of State Security
In office
1980–1988
PresidentCanaan Banana
Robert Mugabe
Personal details
Born
Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa

(1942-09-15) 15 September 1942 (age 77)[1]
Shabani, Southern Rhodesia (today Zvishavane, Zimbabwe)
Political partyZANU-PF
Spouse(s)Auxillia Mnangagwa
ChildrenFarai
Emmerson Jr.
Alma materUniversity of London
University of Zambia
ProfessionLawyer

On 15 November 2017, Mnangagwa became leader of ZANU-PF and was reported as likely to soon become President of Zimbabwe after the coup against Mugabe.[4] Mugabe resigned on 21 November 2017 and Mnangagwa was named to be his successor.

Assassination AttemptEdit

While addressing a rally in Bulawayo and ahead of the scheduled July 31 elections, an explosion occurred, killing 2 and injuring 47 people. Mnangagwa escaped unharmed, but several members of the ZANU-PF party were injured, including his first and second Vice-Presidents; Constantino Chiwenga and Kembo Mohadi, and Mary Chiwenga, the first vice-president's wife.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Freytas-Tamura, Kimiko de (16 November 2017). "A Strongman Nicknamed 'Crocodile' Is Poised to Replace Mugabe". Retrieved 19 November 2017 – via www.nytimes.com.
  2. "As it happened: Mugabe resigns". BBC News.
  3. "Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe fires vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa", Sky News, UK, 6 November 2017. Retrieved on 7 November 2017.
  4. "Robert Mugabe set to hand over power to ex-VP Emmerson Mnangagwa 'imminently' – report - TODAY.NG". 16 November 2017. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  5. "Zimbabwe President Mnangagwa says he was 'inches' from Bulawayo explosion". BBC News. 23 June 2018.

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