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Zimbabwe's Incoming Leader Announces Democracy

Zimbabwe's Incoming Leader Announces Democracy
Zimbabwe's President in waiting Emmerson Mnangagwa greets supporters gathered outside the Zanu-PF party headquarters in Harare, Zimbabwe on Nov. 22, 2017. (Ben Curtis/AP)

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 01:16 PM

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa says the country is witnessing a "new and unfolding democracy" in his first public speech in his new role.

He is addressing a huge crowd outside ruling party headquarters, speaking hours after returning to the country. He fled earlier this month after his firing by Robert Mugabe, who resigned on Tuesday under pressure from the military and ruling party.

Mnangagwa says the pressure to "derail the process" of getting Mugabe to step down was intense but "the will of the people will always, always succeed."

He will be sworn in Friday morning.

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