13:45 – President Mnangagwa ends his speech and we get a vote of thanks from Vice President Constantino Chiwenga.

13:32 – ED: Let me assure you that tomorrow is brighter than yesterday. Let us now focus on the journey ahead, a journey of prosperity in the new Zimbabwe.

13:31 – ED: I am driven and inspired by your collective hopes, dreams and aspirations.

13:30 – ED: My govt will not watch as people suffer due to dereliction of duty by people in local authorities.

13:27 – ED: Bottlenecks, unnecessary delays and corruption have no place in my administration.

13:26 – ED: I am a President for all, I am a servant leader and anyone who will occupy public office must also be a servant of the people, they must be humble.

13:25 – ED: The zimbabwe we want is a shared one and transcends political party lines.

13:24 – ED: Govt to move speedily to refurbish health, water and sanitation facilities in the country. This is a promise we will deliver.

13:20 – ED: “Now that elections are before, we will focus on economic transformation and promote investment in Zimbabwe from across the world. Now is the time for us all to unite and grow our economy………..to transform Zimbabwe into a middle income economy…..free from corruption by 2030.”

13:16 – ED says the ConCourt on Friday upheld the will of people.

13:14 – ED says he will soon announce members to the commission of inquiry into the August 1 violence that saw the death of 6 people in Harare, adding that after the inquiry, a report will be made public.

13:11 – Cde Mnangagwa says since taking over to finish former president Robert Mugabe’s term last year, he has opened up the democratic space, and the 2018 elections are a testimony to this as everyone campaigned freely.

13:08 – President Mnangagwa starts by reading a congratulatory message from former president Robert Mugabe, who sent his daughter Bona to the event.

13:07 – President Mnangagwa takes to the podium to deliver his inauguration speech.

13:02 – The First Lady, Cde Auxillia Mnangagwa is the first to congratulate President Mnangagwa after swearing in.

12:40 – ZDF officers marching past at President Mnangagwa’s swearing in ceremony.

11:41 – Service chiefs give their pledge of loyalty to the constitution and the constitutionally elected President of Zimbabwe, who is also the Commander in Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces.

11:35 – Taking his oath of office, President Mnangagwa swears to “be faithful to Zimbabwe, obey, uphold and defend the constitution and all other laws of Zimbabwe .. that I will protect and promote the rights of the people of Zimbabwe.”

11:30 – CJ Malaba now administers the oath of office by Cde Mnangagwa.

11:30 – The President elect follows suit to the position facing CJ Malaba.

11:29 – The MC, Minister July Moyo invites Chief Justice Lube Malaba to take his seat.

11:27 – MDC-T leader, Thokozani Khupe and senior party members join proceedings at the inauguration of Cde Mnangagwa.

11:03 – The National Anthem is sung soon after Cde Mnangagwa’s arrival. 

11:02 – Jah Prayzah’s Kutonga Kwaro sounds as the President elect enters the stadium.

10:58 – THE MOMENT EVERYONE HAS BEEN WAITING FOR: The President elect, Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa’s motorcade enters the giant National Sports Stadium.

10:47 – Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane joins other regional leaders at the inauguration of Cde Mnangagwa.

10:18 – SADC Executive Secretary, Dr Stergomena Lawrence Tax arrives for ED inauguration.

10:10 – At the airport, African Union (AU) Chairperson and Rwanda President Paul Kagame arrives. He says the continental body got a report from the AU Election Observer Mission that elections in Zimbabwe were free and fair.

09:59 – Judges arrive at the National Sports Stadium, led by Chief Justice Luke Malaba, who will preside over the swearing in of President elect, Cde Mnangagwa.

09:55 – Now at the National Sports Stadium, Vice Presidents Constantino Chiwenga and Cde Kembo Mohadi arrive.

09:37 – Inauguration proceedings now live on ZBC TV

09:33 –  DRC President Joseph Kabila has also jetted in.

09.07 – South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa also arrives. At the airport, Mr Ramaphosa expresses his government’s readiness to work with Zimbabwe in pursuit of closer ties.

08:55 –  Zim Election Season:

30 May – Proclamation 14 June – Nomination Court

30 July – Harmonised elections

03 August – ZEC declaration of Cde Mnangagwa as the winner of the presidential election

10 August – MDC Alliance leader files ConCourt petition challenging results

22 August – ConCourt hearing on the petition

24 August – ConCourt ruling upholds ZEC’s results and declaration of Cde Mnangagwa as President

26 August – Inauguration of Cde Mnangagwa

08:45 – Zambian President Edgar Lungu and former Tanzanian leader Jakaya Kikwete have arrived in Harare for the inauguration of President elect, Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa.

08:30 – The election season comes to an end today with the inauguration of President elect, Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa. You can follow the live proceedings from the National Sports Stadium on ZBC TV.