Published: Thu, June 28, 2018
Global Media | By Jackie Banks

Two die in Zimbabwe blast

Two die in Zimbabwe blast

Two vice presidents were reportedly among the injured.

The blast, which caused a thick grey smoke, injured VP Mohadi, Deputy Speaker of Parliament Mabel Chinomona, Zanu PF National Commissar Engelbert Rugeje and Zanu PF national chairperson Oppah Muchinguri.

The "blast. has affected my vice-presidents - especially comrade Mohadi", he added. The broadcaster also showed footage of a jovial Mnangagwa walking around the state house gardens in Bulawayo.

"Several people were affected by the blast, and I have already been to visit them in the hospital", Mnangagwa wrote on his verified Facebook account describing the attack as a "senseless act of violence". "It does not deter anyone", he said, adding that no political rallies would be cancelled and urging fellow politicians to "continue to campaign peacefully".

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

He said the incident will not stop him from forging ahead with his campaigning ahead of general elections scheduled for July 30.

"People started running in all directions and then immediately the president's motorcade left at a very high speed". In a travel warning, it said "the security situation could deteriorate quickly".

While Bulawayo has always been a bastion of opposition to the ZANU-PF and it was Mnangagwa's first rally in the city, commentators suggest the attack could have been sparked by internal party ructions.

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The vote is being held after Robert Mugabe was forced to resign as president following a de facto coup in November.

The intervention by the army was led by Chiwenga who was then head of the armed forces.

But over the years, as tensions rose over who would succeed the 94-year-old, the system broke into factions.

He has pledged to hold free and fair elections as he seeks to mend worldwide relations and have sanctions against Zimbabwe dropped. Unlike the past elections that were marked by killings, internal displacements, destruction of property and systematic intimidation of mainly opposition activists, this time around the country's politics had taken a somewhat mature route - allowing for all political actors to freely solicit for votes even in the so-called "no-go areas" without fear.

"All vice chancellors of our universities and captains of industry have come together to say those captains of industry what type of skills do they want for the economy to go forward, what universities should do in terms of their curriculum to produce products who can fit in modern Zimbabwe the Zimbabwe we want, Zimbabwe of tomorrow".

Mnangagwa has been accused of involvement in the Gukurahundi massacres of the 1980s that claimed the lives of around 20,000 regime opponents in the country's southwest where Bulawayo is situated. A security officer had to have a leg amputated, presidential spokesman George Charamba said.

Zimbabwe's main opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa, condemned the attack. Any delays in bringing this matter to finality, as has been the case with other related attacks on the private media and opposition politicians, would cast aspersions on the State's commitment to breaking the cycle of violence.

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