November 22, 2017 / 2:29 PM / a year ago

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa arrives home, to be sworn in as president Friday

HARARE, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Zimbabwe’s former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa arrived back in the country on Wednesday, two days before he is due to be sworn in as president to replace Robert Mugabe, ruling party ZANU-PF official Larry Mavhima said.

Mugabe resigned as Zimbabwe’s president on Tuesday, a week after the army and his former political allies moved to end four decades of rule by a man once feted as an independence hero who became feared as a despot. (Reporting by MacDonald Dzirutwe; Writing by Joe Brock; Editing by James Macharia)

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