President Mnangagwa’s press conference in detail: #ZimElections2018 #ZimDecides2018. Mnangagwa says before the eyes of the world, Zimbabwe held a free and fair election. “I am humbled to be elected as your president. I pledge to be a president of all Zimbabweans, those who voted for me and those who did not.”
To Nelson Chamisa, I want to say you have a role to play in the unfolding future, let us all both call for peace louder than ever. ED: “Whoever you voted for, now is the time to joins hands to forge a better future. Let us together realise the bold vision that was articulated in the campaign. We all want the same thing; to be stronger, and to succeed as a nation”
ED says some voters will “inevitably be disappointed with the outcome, but I urge everyone to be calm and peaceful.”ED: “I pledge to be a listening President. A fair President. A responsible President. An inclusive President”
ED: “I pray that I prove worthy of your trust, The time for politics is now behind us. Now begins the time for work and progress.” He also answered on the question of who gave the military the order to go after protesters. Here is what he replied:
ED says it was an unfortunate incident. He says police were “overwhelmed” and called for army back up. He says he will institute an independent commission into the matter. It will comprise both Zimbabweans and foreigners.
Question: In Dubai, you said you’d wring changes in your Cabinet.
ED says he will select people from Parliament and those with the skills and talent. He wants to increase the number of women and young people in the Cabinet.
Any chance of including the opposition in your next cabinet?
ED: “Once I’m sworn in and become President of the Second Republic, I will exercise my prerogative rights” He also said an independent body will be appointed to investigate the Wednesday incident which saw 6 people losing their lives.
Zimbabwean president Emmerson Mnangagwa says he intends to appoint more women and young people in his cabinet after his inauguration in a few days. President Emmerson Mnangagwa: Zimbabwe is open to business. All investors are allowed to come in the country for investment purposes.