>> Zimbabwe has a new president, Emmerson Mnangagwa officially sworn in on Friday.>> So help me God.>> Bringing the final curtain down on 37 years of rule by Robert Mugabe. Crowds gathering at the stadium in the capital Harare for what's seen as a historic inauguration. 93-year-old Mugabe led Zimbabwe from independence in 1980 and was the world's oldest serving head of state.
He is citing tiredness as a reason for staying away from Friday's events. Mugabe's rule came to a sudden halt when the military took power just 10 days ago, and an ensuing move from Parliament to impeach him. Over the course of his rule, he was often accused of human rights abuses and election rigging.
Now, the hope is the so-called soft military coup will usher in a new era. Many looking to Mnangagwa to clean up politics and turn around Zimbabwe's dysfunctional economy. He's urged Zimbabweans to seek reconciliation, not revenge, and promised to woo international investors.>> This is the day to comply.
>> The opposition urging hm to end the culture of corruption. But the new President has been part of the ruling elite, and some wonder if Zimbabwe's electing a leader cut from the same army-backed autocratic cloth as Mugabe. There are also signs the military's intervention is far from soft, including reports of harassment of pro-Mugabe ministers.
But Mgangagwa has assured Mugabe that he and his family will be safe. And in a resignation deal, the former president was granted diplomatic immunity in Zimbabwe, where he says he wants to end his days.