Emmerson Mnangagwa is to be sworn in today as Zimbabwe’s President, following the dramatic departure of Robert Mugabe after 37 years of authoritarian rule.

Zimbabwe’s incoming President Emmerson Mnangagwa told adoring crowds in Harare that they were witnessing “Unfolding Full Democracy” as he returned to take power after Robert Mugabe stepped down after 37 years in power.

It was his first public speech since Mugabe fired him on November 6 over a succession tussle with the former first lady, a move that prompted the military’s intervention to force Mugabe from power, leading to his resignation.