jubilant reception for Zimbabwe's president, Emmerson Mnangagwa. He was endorsed as leader of the ruling ZANU-PF Party, and its official candidate for elections next year, at a special congress in Harare.>> May we all stand and->> That's after ZANU-PF's old boss, Robert Mugabe, was ousted as president in a military coup last month.
>> ZANU-PF must always compete for office through beating itself, again as opposition parties in elections which must be credible. Free, fair, and transparent.>> In front of 6,000 party members, Mnangagwa also said that those who had seized land from white farmers at the start of the century. In a program spearheaded by Mugabe, would get to keep their land.
>> The principle of repossessing our land, cannot be challenged or revest.>> Those land seizures contributed to a spiraling economic crisis, that catapulted inflation to 500 billion percent, by the end of 2008. And Zimbabwe's economy is still struggling. Foreign cash shortages have left people unable to access their money, and that puts pressure on Mnangagwa.
He warned the congress that ZANU-PF would only win at the ballot boxes, if it could show signs that it's reviving the economy. Those elections could come as early as March.