President Cyril Ramaphosa will be attending the inauguration of Zimbabwe’s President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, on Monday, 04 September. Mnangagwa, who has served as President of Zimbabwe since November 2017, was elected for a second term in office at the end of August.
Opposition Rejects Election Results
While preparations are underway for Mnangagwa’s inauguration ceremony, the opposition, led by Nelson Chamisa, has rejected the results of the elections. Chamisa’s party, Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC), is setting up a petition online calling for a new political settlement. The CCC is calling for nationwide protests and a re-run of the elections.
Ramaphosa Shows Support for Mnangagwa
Meanwhile, Ramaphosa is showing support for Mnangagwa and will attend his inauguration in Harare. “The Republic of South Africa congratulated the government and the people of The Republic of Zimbabwe for organizing and holding the harmonized elections to elect the President, National Assembly and Local government representatives, which took place on 23 and 24 August 2023,” said the Presidency in a statement. “President Cyril Ramaphosa will be accompanied by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, at the inauguration ceremony.”
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