Mnangagwa made this confession in Harare on Friday when he was addressing a Zanu PF congress after the forced resignation of Mugabe by the military last month.
“We should reject tribalism and regionalism and my ascendancy to the Presidency must not be interpreted as the victory of the Team Lacoste faction over the G40 Faction,” said Mnangagwa.
“Or the rise in the fortunes of one region, or tribe or totem. My presidency is about a united Zanu PF, a national party with a national outlook. I am the president of all men, women and youth, the sick and old, I am president of all who are celebrated in the constitution,” he said.