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Emmerson Mnangagwa

President of Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa

Profession: President of Zimbabwe

Nationality:
Zimbabwe
Zimbabwean

Why Famous: Long a fixture of Zimbabwean politics, Mnangagwa was a leader of the rebel forces in the Rhodesian Bush War, alongside future president Robert Mugabe.

Mnangagwa became the country's First Vice President in 2014. A long power struggle with Grace Mugabe - the President's wife - resulted in his being fired, which triggered a coup on 14 November 2017. Mugabe relinquished power and the military instated Mnangagwa as leader.

Born: September 15, 1942
Birthplace: Shabani, Rhodesia
Age: 78 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Virgo

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Historical Events

  • 2017-11-14 Zimbabwe Army seizes key sites in capital Harare following tensions over Robert Mugabe's dismissal of vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa
  • 2017-11-15 The Zimbabwean Army detains Robert Mugabe and the first family and appoints sacked Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa as interim president
  • 2017-11-24 Former First Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa is sworn in as President of Zimbabwe, replacing Robert Mugabe's 30-year tenure
  • 2018-06-23 Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa survives probable assassination attempt after blast at election rally in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe kills 2 and injures nearly 50
  • 2018-08-26 Emmerson Mnangagwa is sworn in as President of Zimbabwe

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