HARARE - Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Friday he was humbled to be elected and called for unity after a poll marred by the deaths of six people in an army crackdown on opposition protests.
"This is a new beginning. Let us join hands, in peace, unity & love, & together build a new Zimbabwe for all!," Mnangagwa said on Twitter.
Thank you Zimbabwe!— President of Zimbabwe (@edmnangagwa) August 2, 2018
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
Mnangagwa, a former spy chief installed after Robert Mugabe's removal in a coup in November, secured a comfortable victory over opposition leader Nelson Chamisa on Thursday.