Harare — Emmerson Mnangagwa was sworn in as Zimbabwe’s president on Friday, marking the final chapter of a political drama that toppled his predecessor Robert Mugabe after a military takeover. Mnangagwa, until recently one of Mugabe’s closest allies, took the oath of office at the national sports stadium on the outskirts of Harare before thousands of supporters, dignitaries and foreign diplomats. Snipers took up positions around the stadium amid tight security as jubilant Mnangagwa supporters streamed in, many dancing as music played. The man known as The Crocodile wore a dark suit, red tie and matching handkerchief, and a row of medals on his chest for the ceremony. "We are excited and expecting a lot from Mnangagwa. We have been under a dictatorship for a very long time," Sharon Mauyakufa said, referring to Mugabe. "Mugabe is very old — we do not expect that he will be punished for his crimes. How do you punish a 93-year-old? But his wife and others must be charged if they committ...

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