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23 Jun 2018 17:58
Police officers are seen at the White City Stadium, where Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa escaped unhurt after an explosion rocked the stadium, in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, June 23 2018. (Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters)
Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who survived a blast at a ruling Zanu-PF party rally Saturday, suggested he was the target of the attack which left one of his vice-presidents wounded.
“I am used to these attempts,” Mnangagwa said in his first comments on the explosion in the country’s second city of Bulawayo.
He said an object “exploded a few inches away from me — but it is not my time”.
One of Zimbabwe’s two vice presidents was injured during an explosion at a ruling Zanu-PF election rally which President Emmerson Mnangagwa survived in the second city of Bulawayo, state television said Saturday.
“In news just received Vice President Kembo Mohadi, Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri the Zanu PF chairperson and political commissar Engelbert Rugeje were injured in the explosion,” Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) said.
© Agence France-Presse
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