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HARARE-- Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa said here Friday he was humbled by the decision by the majority of Zimbabweans to elect him leader of the country after he was

declared winner of Monday's president election.

President Mnangagwa took over the role of Head of State last November following the resignation of President Robert Mugabe. His election Friday gives him a fresh mandate to lead the country after eight months in which he completed the term of his predecessor.

In a message posted on his social media accounts after the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) declared him the winner, President Mnangagwa called for unity in moving the country forward.

Thank you Zimbabwe! I am humbled to be elected President of the Second Republic of Zimbabwe, he said. Though we may have been divided at the polls, we are united in our dreams. This is a new beginning. Let us join hands, in peace, unity and love, and together build a new Zimbabwe for all.

President Mnangagwa of the ruling ZANU PF party garnered 50.8 per cent of the total votes cast in the election against his nearest rival, Nelson Chamisa of the MDC Alliance, who secured 44.3 per cent.

The opposition has, however, rejected the outcome of the poll, and Wednesday organized street protests by its supporters which resulted in rioting and the death of six party members.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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