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…