Zimbabwean new President, Emmerson Mnangagwa has assured former president Robert Mugabe that he and his family would be safe in the country when the two men spoke for the first time since Mnangagwa returned home this week, state media said on Friday.
1. Known as "the crocodile" because of his political shrewdness - his Zanu-PF faction is "Lacoste"
2 Received military training in China and Egypt
3. Tortured by Rhodesian forces after his "crocodile gang" staged attacks
4. Helped direct Zimbabwe's war of independence in the 1960s and 1970s
5. Became the country's spymaster during the 1980s civil conflict, in which thousands of civilians were killed, but has denied any role in the massacres, blaming the army
6. Accused of masterminding attacks on opposition supporters after 2008 election
7. Says he will deliver jobs, and seen as open to economic reforms
8. The exact year of Mr Mnangagwa's birth is not known - but he is thought to be 75, so nearly 20 years younger than his predecessor.
9. Born in the central region of Zvishavane, he is a Karanga - the largest clan of Zimbabwe's majority Shona community.
10. According to a United Nations report in 2001, Mr Mnangagwa was seen as "the architect of the commercial activities of Zanu-PF". SHARE YOUR STORY WITH US VIA EMAIL: INFO@247NIGERIANEWSUPDATE.CO RECEIVE NEWS VIA OUR WHATSAPP, KINDLY TEXT +234 701 056 0394 TO ADD YOU CLICK HERE TO JOIN US ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL FOR NEWS UPDATE CLICK HERE TO JOIN US ON TWITTER FOR INSTANT NEWS UPDATE: @247NGNEWSUPDATE CLICK HERE TO JOIN MILLIONS AROUND THE GLOBE TO READ NEWS ON OUR FACEBOOK FAN PAGE FOR INSTANT UPDATES ON INSTAGRAM CLICK HERE RECEIVE INSTANT NEWS UPDATE VIA OUR BBM BROADCAST: D3EDEFDF PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>