Zimbabwean President Mnangagwa survives Bulawayo explosion

Remigio Civitarese
Giugno 24, 2018

President Emmerson Mnangagwa gives a speech at the ZANU-PF rally at the White City Stadium in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe Saturday.

"President Mnangagwa has not been injured and is at Bulawayo State House", presidential spokesman George Charamba was quoted as saying by the newspaper. But senior officials are among those injured, Zimbabwe media say. Text the word "NEWS" to 22840.

He said an object "exploded a few inches away from me - but it is not my time".

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"The president has been successfully evacuated". "There have been multiple attempts on the president's life over the past five years", he said.

Dramatic footage showed a smiling President Emmerson Mnangagwa walking off the stage and into a crowded tent where the blast occurred seconds later, sending up smoke as people screamed and ran for cover.

One of Zimbabwe's two vice presidents, Kembo Mohadi, suffered a leg injury in the blast, which happened in Bulawayo.

"We condemn the attack at the ZANU-PF rally in Byo".

"Injured ZANU-PF supporters were pictured in a nearby hospital where one man wearing a blood-stained party T-shirt waited for treatment".

The United States Embassy in Zimbabwe also condemned the attack.

Zimbabwe's election next month will be the first without Mugabe since independence from white minority rule in 1980.

Weeks of political chaos led former President Robert Mugabe to resign after 37 years in office.

Opposition leader Chamisa expressed sympathy for the victims of the blast and said no stone should be left unturned in the police investigation. So fart he hard-fough campaign has seen little of the violence associated with previous elections in Zimbabwe.

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