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Multimedia: President Mugabe inaugurated

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Robert Mugabe was inaugurated for his eighth term in office as head of state and government. Today’s event was historic amid speculation that it could be Mugabe’s last term.

NewsDay Online traces Mugabe’s presidential wins since 1980, his inauguration speech and pictures from today’s ceremony.

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Listen to President Mugabe’s inauguration speech below:

Members of the Judiciary arrive at the National Sports Stadium at President Mugabe's Inauguration. All pictures: Aaron Ufumeli
Members of the Judiciary arrive at the National Sports Stadium at President Mugabe’s Inauguration. All pictures: Aaron Ufumeli

South African President Jacob Zuma's International adviser Lindiwe Zulu arrives at the National Sports Stadium to attend President Mugabe's inauguration.
South African President Jacob Zuma’s International adviser Lindiwe Zulu arrives at the National Sports Stadium to attend President Mugabe’s inauguration.

Robert Jnr and Chatunga Mugabe arrive at the National Sports Stadium to attend the inauguration ceremony.
Robert Jnr and Chatunga Mugabe arrive at the National Sports Stadium to attend the inauguration ceremony.

Former South African President Thabo Mbeki arrives at the National Sports Stadium.
Former South African President Thabo Mbeki arrives at the National Sports Stadium.

Members of the police join in the merriment.
Members of the police join in the merriment.

Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku ( red gown) swears in Robert Mugabe as the President of Zimbabwe at the National Sports Stadium. Mugabe worn 61.09% of the vote in the presidential contest while MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai got 33,94%.
Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku ( red gown) swears in Robert Mugabe as the President of Zimbabwe at the National Sports Stadium. Mugabe worn 61.09% of the vote in the presidential contest while MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai got 33,94%.

Members of a traditional group join in the merriment.
Members of a traditional group join in the merriment.

Members of Zanu PF Womens League sing and dance during the president's inauguration.
Members of Zanu PF Womens League sing and dance during the president’s inauguration.

MP elect for Buhera South Joseph Chinotimba (in bandages) greets a well-wisher during the president's inauguration.
MP elect for Buhera South Joseph Chinotimba (in arm sling) greets a well-wisher during the president’s inauguration.

Modelling guru and Miss Zimbabwe organiser Kiki Divaris at the president's inauguration.
Modelling guru and Miss Zimbabwe organiser Kiki Divaris at the president’s inauguration.

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