Mnangagwa hails 'new beginning' after Zimbabwe election win

HARARE - Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa said Friday that he was "humbled" to have won the country's landmark election, hailing it as a "new beginning" after the ousting of autocrat Robert Mugabe.

 

Congratulations Cde President @edmnangagwa and all peace loving Zimbabweans should accept the results. You fought a good fight honourable @nelsonchamisa and we remain inspired. pic.twitter.com/N1AIhyrVIk

— Julius Sello Malema (@Julius_S_Malema) August 2, 2018

 

"Thank you, Zimbabwe! I am humbled to be elected President of the Second Republic of Zimbabwe," he said in a Twitter message.

"Though we may have been divided at the polls, we are united in our dreams. This is a new beginning," the message added.

 

Thank you Zimbabwe!

I am humbled to be elected President of the Second Republic of Zimbabwe.

Though we may have been divided at the polls, we are united in our dreams.

This is a new beginning. Let us join hands, in peace, unity & love, & together build a new Zimbabwe for all! pic.twitter.com/FbdrixAktR

— President of Zimbabwe (@edmnangagwa) August 2, 2018

 

"Let us join hands, in peace, unity & love, & together build a new Zimbabwe for all!"

The message came shortly after Zimbabwe's electoral commission declared Mnangagwa the winner with 50.8 percent of the vote -- avoiding a run-off by the narrowest of margins.

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AFP