By Emmerson Mnangagwa
The following is the full Inauguration Speech by the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Comrade Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa, delivered at the National Sports Stadium yesterday.
Salutations . . .
IT is with a deep sense of gratitude and humility that I stand here today, to address you fellow Zimbabweans, upon my inauguration as President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, having been mandated to form the next Government, following the outcome of the just-ended national plebiscite. We gather here yet again, as we did last year, with many similar guests, this, however, is a different Zimbabwe, the dawn of the Second Republic of Zimbabwe.
Following my commitment to open up the democratic space, the period since that special day on 24th November 2017, has indeed been momentous. In just nine months, we have birthed a new Zimbabwe and forged a different path for our nation. A path full of freedoms, democracy, transparency, love and harmony. A path of dialogue and debate. A path of unity, peace and development.