No, they didnt elect him. He’s in place provisionally until they hold democratic elections next year.
They aren’t deluded, they are celebrating the removal of a dictator who ruled them for 37 years. Many Zimbabweans have never known anything but Mugabe, and probably werent sure they ever would. They aren’t idiots and are very aware of who their new interim leader is and the fact that the system for the moment remains the same, you aren’t so much smarter than the millions of Zimbabweans celebrating. Mugabe leaving gives them the hope of democracy, prosperity, of a new system of government and way of life.
That’s what has changed, they now have hope, Mugabe leaving opens a world of new possibilities.
Now, that hope may not be realised if Mnangagwa simply becomes another dictator, they still have to fight and be vigilant. But for a few days, what’s wrong with celebrating their new hope?
Your posts just read as really patronising, as if all those simpleton Zimbabweans don’t understand the reality of their own situation as well as you do.