Former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe unwell

Zimbabwe’s former President Robert Mugabe, 94, is unwell, the ruling party Zanu PF has tweeted.

The tweet came hours President Emmerson Mnangagwa was sworn in as Zimbabwe’s second elected president at a huge rally in the capital, Harare, on Sunday.

Mr. Mugabe and his wife, Grace, were not at the ceremony.

Mr. Mugabe caused a stir by backing opposition candidate Nelson Chamisa in the heavily disputed elections held on 31 July.

With the help of the military, Mr. Mnangagwa ousted Mr. Mugabe as president in November, ending his 37-year rule.

The opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa had earlier challenged the July 31 election result in court, arguing that the election management body had connived with Zanu PF officials to manipulate the election in favour of the incumbent president.

The case was however thrown out by a nine-member ConCourt to set the stage for the inauguration of the Zanu PF presidential candidate and incumbent president Mr. Mnangagwa.

 

Source: bbc.com

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