Zimbabwe’s incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa met in South Africa with President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday before taking a private jet to return to Zimbabwe. Mnangagwa, 75, is to be sworn in as Zimbabwe’s new leader on Friday, following Robert Mugabe’s stunning resignation amid impeachment proceedings against him.
After meeting with Zuma in Pretoria, Mnangagwa went to Johannesburg’s Lanseria airport where he boarded a jet that took off for Harare. Mnangagwa is expected to arrive at Manyame Air Base in the capital, Harare, where crowds have already gathered. He is to be sworn in as Zimbabwe’s new President on Friday, said the speaker of parliament.