Zimbabwe president escapes bomb attack, VP injured (photos)


Emmerson Mnangagwa, Zimbabwe’s President has survived an apparent bomb attack at a rally in the city of Bulawayo. 
 Mnangagwa  was in Bulawayo, an opposition stronghold, to campaign for his Zanu-PF party ahead of nationwide elections taking place on 30 July. .
He said an object “exploded a few inches away from me – but it is not my time”. 
Video footage from White City Stadium shows an explosion happening close to Mnangagwa as he was leaving the stage having addressed supporters. .
While the president was unhurt, state TV reports that Vice-President Kembo Mohadi has suffered a leg injury. Mnangagwa condemned the violence as senseless and pleaded for unity. 

The president came to power last November, ousting his former mentor Robert Mugabe.

Photos from the scene below…

Comments

comments