Emmerson Mnangagwa Biography
(President of Zimbabwe (Since 2017))
Birthday: September 5, 1942 (Virgo)
Born In: Zvishavane, Zimbabwe
Emmerson Mnangagwa is a Zimbabwean politician and the current president. He was sworn in as President on November 24, 2017 after Robert Mugabe was forced to resign post a coup d’état. He remained a close ally to Robert Mugabe and served as the vice President under Mugabe’s presidency from 2014 to November 2017. He was also a key figure in the Zimbabwean War of Liberation and became the Minister of National Security, with Robert Mugabe as the head of the ruling party ZANU-PF and the Prime Minister. In the next few decades, Emmerson served on many different positions in the Mugabe Government and proved a loyal ally to him. Born and brought up in Shabani, Zimbabwe, Emmerson received his military training in China and Egypt and formed a group of young people known as ‘Crocodile Gang’ that terrorized Rhodesia’s white-minority rule. After creating a chaos leading his group, he was captured in 1965 and was sentenced to death, but he managed to trick everyone by proving to be under-21, which compelled the judiciary system to cancel his death sentence. While in jail, he met Robert Mugabe for the first time, and thus started a political and personal friendship that lasted for decades, until November 2017 when Mugabe was ‘forced’ to resign. The entire nation rejoiced as military intervened and forced Mugabe to step down.