Incoming interim President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, has appealed to all Zimbabweans to work together in order to grow the economy and steer the country on the path to its former glory.

Addressing thousands of Zanu-PF supporters in the capital Harare on Wednesday, Mnangagwa said they must work together with other African countries and regional body SADC in order to achieve the vision for a better Zimbabwe.

He will be sworn in on Friday.

This after Robert Mugabe resigned on Tuesday after 37 years at the helm following a military takeover.

The 75-year-old Mnangagwa returned to Harare from South Africa on Wednesday after meeting the current head of SADC, President Jacob Zuma.

“I appeal to all genuine patriotic Zimbabweans to come together. We must work together. We want to grow our economy; we want peace in our country. We want jobs, jobs, jobs. We need the cooperation of our neighbours and SADC. We need the cooperation of the continent of Africa. That we shall achieve. I am already receiving messages of cooperation and support for us to grow our economy.”