'Crocodile' returning to Zimbabwe to take over presidencyStaff Writer | November 22, 2017
Emmerson Mnangagwa, also known as the Crocodile, is set to make a dramatic political comeback.
Africa A move that was widely expected
State broadcaster ZBC said Mnangagwa will return to Zimbabwe Wednesday evening. Citing safety concerns, he fled to South Africa after he was removed by former President Robert Mugabe on Nov. 6.
After Mugabe's resignation Tuesday, Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu PF party nominated Mnangagwa as his successor - a move that was widely expected.
"Together, we will ensure a peaceful transition to the consolidation of our democracy and bring in a fresh start for all Zimbabweans and foster peace and unity," Mnangagwa said Tuesday. ■