Emmerson Mnangagwa, former Zimbabwean Vice President sacked by ex-President, Robert Mugabe has been sworn in as the new President.
He took the oath of office before the chief justice, in front of thousands of citizens.
“I Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa swear that as the president of the republic of Zimbabwe I will be faithful to Zimbabwe and obey, uphold and defend the constitution and all other laws of Zimbabwe,” he swore.
This comes after Robert Mugabe was forced out of power after 37 years as President.
A government source said Mugabe told negotiators he wanted to die in Zimbabwe and had no plans to live in exile.
“It was very emotional for him and he was forceful about it,” said the source, who was not authorised to speak on the details of the negotiated settlement.
“For him, it was very important that he be guaranteed security to stay in the country…although that will not stop him from travelling abroad when he wants to or has to,” the source said.