ZIMBABWE'S THE NEW POWER PRESIDENT EMMERSON MNANGAGWA,HE WAS A LONG TIME ALLY AND FORMER VICE PRESIDENT OF ROBERT MUGABE.THE REASON MUGABE FIRED HIS VICE PRESIDENT BECAUSE EMERSON MNANGAGWA'S RELATION WITH UNITED KINGDOM.ZIMBABWE WAS FORMERLY BRITISH COLONY .
Emmerson Mnangagwa was born in Zvishavane, in central Zimbabwe on 15th
September 1942 in a farmer family that was aggressively anti
establishment. His father’s frequent resistance against the white
oppressors had the family flee to the neighbouring country Zambia for
life.His interest in political activism sparked during his days in college
with UNIP, a student union of which he was an elected executive. He was
found guilty of burning one of the buildings during one of his violent
political actions against the white-supremacy. As a result of this, he
was expelled from the college.He was uninterested in academics and was enraged about how the whites,
who were in minority, ruled over the native Africans. As he was expelled
from the college in the late 50s, he joined a startup and started his
career, but the business fell apart soon, and he was jobless for a
while. After that, he was soon contacted by the United National
Independent Party to help them with organizing their activities and
recruitment. He joined them as secretary.
Zimbabwe's newly-sworn-in president Emmerson Mnangagwa promised to compensate white farmers who lost their land during his predecessor's notorious land reform programme.Mnangagwa became only the third President of Zimbabwe since its independence, following in the footsteps of Canaan Banana and Robert Mugabe.Mnangagwa said the while land reform was inevitable and cannot be reversed, those farmers who were removed from their land will receive compensation.Zimbabwe’s constitution says that in the event that the President dies, resigns, or is impeached, the party which he represented must submit a nominee within 90 days, and once the speaker receives this nomination, he must ensure the President is sworn in .Mundenda stated that the ruling Zanu PF party sent him a letter advising him that its most authoritative body the central committee had met and decided that should Mugabe be impeached or resign; their nominee would be Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa.Mnangagwa outlined a broad vision for restoring economic and financial stability. He promised to prioritise job creation in a country that has a 90 percent unemployment rate and vowed foreign investments are safe in Zimbabwe. "Acts of corruption must stop forthwith. Where these occur, swift justice must be served," he told a crowd of tens of thousands at his inauguration ceremony, promising to "create jobs for our youth and reduce poverty for all".Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa is a politician and the First Secretary of the Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (Zanu- PF). He is the current President of Zimbabwe and was sworn in on the 24th of November 2017 as Head of State and Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces.He was Vice President of Zimbabwe but was dismissed on the 5th of November 2017. He had been removed from his post as Minister of Justice and replaced by Happyton Bonyongwe a month earlier. A few days after his dismissal as Vice President, Mnangagwa, was expelled from Zanu-PF Party only to be reinstated by the Central Committee on the 19th of November 2017 as party leader and state-president-in-waiting.Central Committee Meeting Outcome:2017.
Zimbabwe's new First Lady,Auxillia Mnangagwa and her husband Emmerson Mnangagwa.Auxillia Mnangagwa was most commonly known as the third wife of Vice President and Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs, Emmerson Mnangagwa. But her elevation to become a Member of Parliament representing Chirumhanzu-Zibagwe constituency, a seat previously occupied by her husband of 31 years.
Emmerson Mnangagwa is a Zimbabwean politician who is set to become the next president of the African country as Robert Mugabe was forced to resign after a coup d’état. He remained a close ally to Robert Mugabe and served as the vice President under Mugabe’s presidency from 2014 to November 2017. He was also a key figure in the Zimbabwean War of Liberation and became the Minister of National Security, with Robert Mugabe as the head of the ruling party ZANU-PF and the Prime Minister. In the next few decades, Emmerson served on many different positions in the Mugabe Government and proved a loyal ally to him. Born and brought up in Shabani, Zimbabwe, Emmerson received his military training in China and Egypt and formed a group of young people known as ‘Crocodile Gang’ that terrorized Rhodesia’s white-minority rule. After creating a chaos leading his group, he was captured in 1965 and was sentenced to death, but he managed to trick everyone by proving to be under-21, which compelled the judiciary system to cancel his death sentence. While in jail, he met Robert Mugabe for the first time, and thus started a political and personal friendship that lasted for decades, until November 2017 when Mugabe was ‘forced’ to resign. The entire nation rejoiced as military intervened and forced Mugabe to step down.Beginning in the 1980s, Mnangagwa has assured London that he would be a more effective and technocratic leader than Mugabe. More recently, this led British diplomats in the UK Embassy and some in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to see the decades-long ZANU-PF insider as the candidate they could best work with and the figure most likely to implement urgently-needed economic reforms.Many UK officials – foremost among them Catriona Laing, the UK Ambassador in Harare – also thought Mnangagwa was the odds on favourite to emerge as Zimbabwe’s next president. This belief transmuted into thinly-disguised support for him. The British embassy always denied supporting any particular candidate, but in Zimbabwe, the UK’s perceived preference for the former VP was discussed by journalists, politicians and others as though it were public knowledge.With Mnangagwa’s dismissal, the UK’s alleged strategy has not only clearly failed, but its perceived backing for Mnangagwa prompted outrage among many Zimbabweans, further weakening the UK’s image in the country. Moreover, its support for Mnangagwa may have even contributed to his downfall.
Zimbabwe’s Minister of Information, Simon Khaya Moyo has announced that the country’s Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been relieved from his duties, and fired from government.“VP Mnangagwa has consistently & persistently exhibited traits of disloyalty, disrespect, deceitfulness & unreliability.”, said Khaya Moyo as he delivered the damning verdict.It was widely thought that Mugabe would fire Mnangagwa earlier.There are several reasons why Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe fired his Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa on 6 November. Many were likely to do with ZANU-PF infighting over who will eventually succeed the 93-year-old leader. But one external factor that contributed to Mugabe’s decision was Mnangagwa’s relationship with the UK.
In the 1880s, the British arrived with Cecil Rhodes's British South Africa Company. In 1898, the name Southern Rhodesia was adopted In 1888, British white supremacist and colonialist Cecil Rhodes obtained a concession for mining rights from King Lobengula of the Ndebele peoples.Cecil Rhodes presented this concession to persuade the government of the United Kingdom to grant a royal charter to his British South Africa Company (BSAC) over Matabeleland, and its subject states such as Mashonaland. Rhodes sought permission to negotiate similar concessions covering all territory between the Limpopo River and Lake Tanganyika, then known as 'Zambesia'. In accordance with the terms of aforementioned concessions and treaties,Cecil Rhodes promoted the colonisation of the region's land, with British control over labour as well as precious metals and other mineral resources. In 1895 the BSAC adopted the name 'Rhodesia' for the territory of Zambesia, in honour of Cecil Rhodes. In 1898, 'Southern Rhodesia' became the official denotation for the region south of the Zambezi,which later became Zimbabwe. The region to the north was administered separately by the BSAC and later named Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia).The Shona staged unsuccessful revolts (known as Chimurenga) against encroachment upon their lands, by clients of BSAC and Cecil Rhodes in 1896 and 1897. Following the failed insurrections of 1896–97 the Ndebele and Shona groups became subject to Rhodes's administration thus precipitating European settlement en masse which led to land distribution disproportionately favouring Europeans, displacing the Shona, Ndebele, and other indigenous peoples.Southern Rhodesia stamp: princesses Elizabeth and Margaret on the 1947 royal tour of South Africa.Southern Rhodesia became a self-governing British colony in October 1923, subsequent to a referendum held the previous year. Many Rhodesians served on behalf of the United Kingdom during World War II, mainly in the East African Campaign against Axis forces in Italian East Africa.