Emmerson Mnangagwa to be sworn in as Zimbabwe president on Friday

Mnangagwa has long been associated with former President Robert Mugabe, but Zimbabweans hope the new interim president can put Zimbabwe on a new economic path.

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    Mnangagwa has long been associated with former President Robert Mugabe, but Zimbabweans hope the new interim president can put Zimbabwe on a new economic path.

    Zimbabwe's stock market has lost six billion dollars and its main index has slumped 40 percent since last Wednesday.

    That is when the military seized power which led to Mugabe stepping down.

    People hope that Emmerson Mnangagwa who will be sworn in on Friday can turn the economy around.

    Al Jazeera's Andrew Simmons reports from Harare.


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