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Emmerson Mnangagwa
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3rd President of Zimbabwe
Assumed office
November 24, 2017
Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko
Preceded by Robert Mugabe
Leader of the ZANU–PF Party
Assumed office
19 November 2017
National Chair
  • Simon Khaya-Moyo
Preceded by Robert Mugabe
First Vice President of Zimbabwe
In office
12 December 2014 – 6 November 2017
President Robert Mugabe
Preceded by Joice Mujuru
Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs
In office
11 September 2013 – 9 October 2017
President Robert Mugabe
Deputy Fortune Chasi
Preceded by Patrick Chinamasa
Succeeded by Happyton Bonyongwe
Minister of Defence
In office
13 February 2009 – 11 September 2013
President Robert Mugabe
Preceded by Sydney Sekeramayi
Succeeded by Sydney Sekeramayi
Minister of Rural Housing and Social Amenities
In office
April 2005 – 13 February 2009
President Robert Mugabe
Deputy Biggie Matiza
Succeeded by Fidelis Mhashu
Speaker of the House of Assembly
In office
July 2000 – April 2005
Preceded by Cyril Ndebele
Succeeded by John Nkomo
Minister of Finance
In office
President Robert Mugabe
Preceded by Ariston Chambati
Succeeded by Herbert Murerwa
Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs
In office
President Robert Mugabe
Minister of State Security
In office
President Canaan Banana
Robert Mugabe
Personal details
Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa

15 September 1942 (1942-09-15) (age 79)
Shabani, Southern Rhodesia (today Zvishavane, Zimbabwe)
Political party ZANU-PF
Spouse(s) Auxillia Mnangagwa
Children Farai
Emmerson Jr.
Alma mater University of London
University of Zambia
Profession Lawyer

Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa (pronounced əm-NAN-gag-wah; born 15 September 1942) is a Zimbabwean politician. He became the third and current President of Zimbabwe after Robert Mugabe resigned on 21 November 2017. He served as Vice-President of Zimbabwe from 2014 to 2017. On 6 November 2017 he was removed as Vice President by Robert Mugabe, who said he had been plotting against the government. He is the president of Zimbabwe since 24 November 2017.

On 15 November 2017, Mnangagwa became leader of ZANU-PF and was reported as likely to soon become President of Zimbabwe after the coup against Mugabe. Mugabe resigned on 21 November 2017 and Mnangagwa was named to be his successor.

Assassination Attempt

While addressing a rally in Bulawayo and ahead of the scheduled July 31 elections, an explosion occurred, killing 2 and injuring 47 people. Mnangagwa escaped unharmed, but several members of the ZANU-PF party were injured, including his first and second Vice-Presidents; Constantino Chiwenga and Kembo Mohadi, and Mary Chiwenga, the first vice-president's wife.

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