As Zimbabwe’s president Emmerson Mnangagwa embarks on the herculean task of rebuilding the economy, opposition leader Chamisa says there are increasing calls for him to be inaugurated as the people’s president.

Chamisa’s party, Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T), says the 2.6 million Zimbabweans who voted for Chamisa in the July 30 election will install him as president on Saturday.Mnangagwa, was confirmed duly elected president by the Constitutional Court, after it dismissed a challenge by Chamisa last month. If Chamisa goes ahead and takes the symbolic oath on Saturday, he will join the ranks of Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga and Uganda’s Kizza Besigye.Following the disputed presidential elections last year, opposition leader Raila Odinga was sworn-in by his lawyers on January 30.

Odinga, who is the self-styled People’s president, was to appoint a People’s Assembly that would constitute a parallel government to the officially recognised one of Kenya’s president, Uhuru Kenyatta.Following the February 2016 elections, which the opposition said was rigged in favor of President Yoweri Museveni, a video showing the opposition candidate being sworn-in was circulated on social media, on the eve of the official inauguration of Museveni.The government of Uganda charged Besigye with treason, accusing him of inciting people to overthrow the government of Uganda and declaring himself president.