Namibia to attend swearing-in of Mnangagwa

23 Nov 2017 15:20pm
WINDHOEK, 23 NOV (NAMPA) - President Hage Geingob has confirmed that Namibia will attend the inauguration of the third president of Zimbabwe on Friday.
Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila announced this during the opening of the 6th Swapo Ordinary Congress here on Thursday.
Kuugongelwa-Amadhila said it is not yet clear who will represent Namibia at the event, which will see former vice-president of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa sworn-in as Zimbabwe’s third president.
This follows President Robert Mugabe’s resignation as the country’s leader on Tuesday.
Mugabe was Zimbabwe’s president for 30 years, having taken over the reins from Canaan Banana, who was Zimbabwe’s first president after gaining independence from Britain in 1980.
Mugabe resigned as the country’s leader on Tuesday, a day after he was expected to step down following his removal from the ruling party, Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front, leadership on Sunday.
Mugabe resigned while a motion to impeach him was in process in the Zimbabwean Parliament.
Mugabe’s resignation also follows a military action in the neighbouring country last week, which was targeting “criminals” whom it claimed were committing crimes and causing social and economic suffering in the country.
(NAMPA)
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