By AL JAZEERA
HARARE: As life slowly returns to normal in Zimbabwe‘s capital, Emmerson Mnangagwa, the winner of a hotly contested presidential election, prepares to take charge of a politically divided nation facing a prolonged and severe economic crisis.
Addressing these major problems is the most urgent task now facing his soon-to-be sworn-in administration.
On Thursday, Mnangagwa was declared the winner of the June 30 poll, narrowly securing an outright majority with 50.8 percent amid opposition cries of foul play.
Nelson Chamisa, leader of the opposition MDC Alliance who came in second with 44 percent, dismissed the results as a “coup against the will” of Zimbabweans. Claiming he was the winner, he said on Friday that he is prepared to take legal action.