Emmerson Mnangagwa has officially been inaugurated as Zimbabwe’s new President at the packed 60 000 seat national sports stadium in Harare.

Zanu-PF’s Mnangagwa was favoured by the military to take over from Robert Mugabe.

The army sent armoured vehicles into Harare last Wednesday and placed Mugabe under house arrest after the 93-year-old leader moved against the military’s allies in government.

Despite Mnangagwa’s record as a Zanu-PF securicrat, many Zimbabweans hope that he will embrace democratic reforms and revive the floundering economy.

Mnangagwa pledged to serve the people of Zimbabwe.