South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa Attending Mnangagwa’s Inauguration On Sunday

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South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has confirmed that he will be attending Zimbabwe President elect Emmerson Mnangagwa’s inauguration scheduled for Sunday 12 August 2018.

According to a statement released by the South African government, Ramaphosa will no longer stopover in Zimbabwe but will attend Mnangagwa’s inauguration. Ramaphosa will attend Mnangagwa’s inauguration on his way from Zambia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo where he is on a working visit. President Ramaphosa will hold consultative meetings with President Edgar Lungu and President Joseph Kabila, respectively. The visits form part of a long-standing tradition in the SADC region whereby newly-elected Heads of State pay courtesy calls on the leaders of neighbouring countries.

The government of Botswana has confirmed that President Mokgweetsi E. K. Masisi, and Former Presidents Festus Mogae and Seretse Khama Ian Khama will be attending the inauguration. However, if opposition candidate Nelson Chamisa files his challenge at the Constitutional Court as he has vowed to do, the inauguration will have to be postponed. Chamisa has alleged that the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) manipulated the results in favour of Mnangagwa.

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Edgar Lungu is the president of Zambia. He was inaugurated as the new president on Sunday 25 January 2015 in Lusaka, replacing the late Michael Sata. Before his elevation to the presidency, Lungu had worked for the Zambian government in various in capacities and also... Read More About Edgar Lungu

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) is an independent body which controls and or manages all election processes at all levels in Zimbabwe. Despite being registered as a non-partisan body, ZEC has been criticised for aligning itself with the Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (ZANU... Read More About Zimbabwe Electoral Commission

The Constitutional Court is the final court of appeals for all matters relating to the Constitution of Zimbabwe, and its decisions are binding on all other courts in Zimbabwe. It has the power to make the final decision on the constitutionality of an act of... Read More About Constitutional Court

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