HARARE (Xinhua) – President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa was on Sunday sworn in for his first five-year term as the President of Zimbabwe by Chief Justice Luke Malaba.
His inauguration at the National Sports Stadium came after the Constitutional Court on Friday dismissed an application by opposition leader Nelson Chamisa seeking to overturn his victory in the July 30 polls.
According to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission, Mr Mnangagwa polled 50.67 percent of the vote against nearest rival Mr Chamisa’s 44.3 percent.
Mr Chamisa challenged the result alleging various electoral irregularities. However, the top court dismissed the petition, saying the youthful opposition leader had failed to provide evidence to back his rigging claims.