New Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has emphasized that his first task will be to revive the ailing economy of his country.

Mnangagwa was officially sworn in as the third President of Zimbabwe.  This follows the resignation of former President Robert Mugabe earlier this week, after being at the helm for 37 years.

Mnagagwa has pledged his life to the people of this country after taking office.

It was history in the making as Zimbabweans ushered in their new President.

The National Stadium with the capacity of more the 60 000 was packed to capacity with supporters raising their national flag.

Once Mnangagwa stepped into the arena he was warmly received with loud cheers and screams.

Following the President’s oath of office, a fly past of the helicopters and jets was observed followed by the 21 guns salute.

Then it was time to hear the official address of the President, Mnagagwa begin his speech paying respect to former President Robert Mugabe, saying his efforts to liberate this country must not go unrecognized.

Mnangagwa has also urged the people of Zimbabwe to be united and let bygones be bygones.

Click below for more on the story: