Robert Mugabe has been sworn in for a seventh term in office as Zimbabwe’s leader.

 

Thursday has been declared a public holiday to allow supporters of the 89-year-old to attend the inauguration.

 

The ceremony had been delayed by a court petition filed by his main rival, Morgan Tsvangirai, over allegations of widespread electoral fraud.

 

But the Constitutional Court dismissed the case, declaring Mr Mugabe’s re-election “free, fair and credible”.

 

Mr Mugabe won with 61% of the presidential vote against 34% for Mr Tsvangirai on 31 July.

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