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Zimbabwe’s president-elect to be sworn-in Monday

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission declared Emmerson Mnangagwa the winner of the August 23, 2023 presidential election with 52.6% of the votes. Photo: AA

Zimbabwe’s President-elect, Emmerson Mnangagwa will take the oath of office on Monday, September 4.

The Minister for Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Monica Mutsvangwa said in a statement on Saturday.

She said the President-elect will be inaugurated at the 60,000-seater National Sports Stadium in the capital Harare.

Mutsvangwa noted that a friendly football match between Zimbabwe and Namibia will be held after the swearing-in ceremony.

Mnangagwa won a second term in office in the August 23, 2023 general election after getting 2.35 million votes (52.6%) against his closest challenger Nelson Chamisa’s1.97 million votes (44%),

Chamisa, who ran on the Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) party ticket, has contested the electoral outcome, alleging widespread irregularities.

The 45-year-old wants the election results cancelled and fresh presidential polls held.

Writing by Abdullahi Lamino; Editing by Adeniyi Bakare