The Associated Press NEW LEADER: Zimbabwe's President in waiting Emmerson Mnangagwa, center-right, speaks to supporters gathered outside the Zanu-PF party headquarters Wednesday in Harare, Zimbabwe . Mnangagwa has emerged from hiding and returned home ahead of his swearing-in Friday. Crowds have gathered at the ruling party's headquarters for his first public remarks. Mnangagwa will replace Robert Mugabe, who resigned after 37 years in power when the military and ruling party turned on him for firing Mnangagwa and positioning his wife to take power.

The Associated Press NEW LEADER: Zimbabwe's President in waiting Emmerson Mnangagwa, center-right, speaks to supporters gathered outside the Zanu-PF party headquarters Wednesday in Harare, Zimbabwe . Mnangagwa has emerged from hiding and returned home ahead of his swearing-in Friday. Crowds have gathered at the ruling party's headquarters for his first public remarks. Mnangagwa will replace Robert Mugabe, who resigned after 37 years in power when the military and ruling party turned on him for firing Mnangagwa and positioning his wife to take power.

Zimbabwe asks if new leader, a Mugabe ally, can bring change

By ANDREW MELDRUM The Associated Press
This article was published November 24, 2017 at 4:00 a.m.

JOHANNESBURG -- Zimbabwe's incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa, widely known as the Crocodile, is seen as a smart, ruthless politician, and many question if he will be able to bring the change the country craves.

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